TITLE

E-beam technology vital to food safety

AUTHOR(S)
Phillips, Kathleen
PUB. DATE
April 2012
SOURCE
Western Farm Press Exclusive Insight;4/18/2012, p3
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports that over two million people die from foodborne or waterborne illnesses every year. According to David H. Byron, food and environmental protection section head at the International Atomic Energy Agency, the figure is unacceptable given that technology is already available to eliminate the problem. He claims that food irradiation technologies like e-beam and X-ray irradiation can be used to reduce food spoilage and to prevent loss and waste of food due to insects.
ACCESSION #
75901292

 

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