A look at today's top-of-mind concerns
- Pass the gamma-ray green beans? Damsker, Matt // Organic Gardening (08973792);Dec93, Vol. 40 Issue 9, p15
Deals with the safety of the technique of irradiation to reduce potentially harmful bacteria in food. Concerns expressed in a letter from George L. Tritsch, Ph.D., in `The Journal of the American Medical Association'; States where irradiated food has been forbidden.
- Making food safe--can we zap it? // Current Health 2;Jan1998, Vol. 24 Issue 5, p2
Focuses on a zapping process called irradiation, which is used in making food safe from bacteria and germs. Reference to the Food and Drug Administration approving irradiation; Explanations of the useful of irradiation by food specialists at Purdue University; Further information on irradiation.
- Russia tries to reduce irradiation deaths. Ingram, Miranda // BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);10/28/95, Vol. 311 Issue 7013, p1120
Reports on the issuance of `radiation passports' to the citizens of Russia for the reduction of the number of deaths due to over irradiation. Causes of radiation mortality; Passport as the idea of the senior radiologist, Yury Varshavski, from Mosc ow, Russia.
- Egypt opts for `nukriculture'. // Earth Island Journal;Fall92, Vol. 7 Issue 4, p3
Reports on an irradiation experiment at Egypt's Atomic Energy Organization where scientists are attempting to create new lifeforms more resistant to salinity, drought and global warming. Claims by Egypt's Agriculture Department that the process enhances the growth of potatoes and onions.
- Nuked meat. Holman, Jennifer; Hiemstra, Bob // Self;May98, Vol. 20 Issue 5, p204
Presents information on the benefits derived from the irradiation process in relation to its use in decontaminating foodstuff. Why this process is so effective; Reasons why the process is so controversial; Foods presently approved for this process; Who approved this process; Research findings...
- If meat is making you sick, try irradiation. Berlau, John; Hickey, Jennifer G. // Insight on the News;10/06/97, Vol. 13 Issue 37, p6
Presents information on Greg Ganske, an Iowa Republican, who would like to have irradiation introduced to red meat by the Food and Drug Administration. Comments from Ganske; What are the other foods that have already been introduced to irradiation; Description of irradiation.
- Food irradiation: Has its time come? Lenius, Patricia // Prepared Foods;Oct95, Vol. 164 Issue 10, p15
Focuses on food irradiation. Developments concerning food irradiation; Description of the process involved in food irradiation; Food processing industry's stand on the issue; Question on the acceptability of food irradiation as a healthy practice. INSET: Food irradiation short course..
- Forum on Science & Technology. Berger, Dan // National Forum;Summer2000, Vol. 80 Issue 3, p7
Provides information on irradiated foods in the United States. Use of irradiation to sterilize medical supplies and food; Effects of irradiation on foods; Advantages and disadvantages of irradiation.
- XUV spectral observations with two-wavelength laser irradiation. Burkhalter, P. G.; Apruzese, J. P.; Seely, J. F.; Brown, C. M.; Newman, D. A. // Review of Scientific Instruments;Aug1988, Vol. 59 Issue 8, p1837
XUV diagnostic equipment was designed and utilized on the OMEGA target chamber at the University of Rochester to study high atomic number plasma generation by two-wavelength laser excitation. Spectral data were collected from silver tracer dot targets irradiated with â…“ TW of 0.35-Âµm...