Irradiation to kill bacteria, once hailed as a potential answer to many of the food scares of the 1990s, has faded from public attention to the point where its opponents have stopped campaigning. Yet scientists...
A report published by two consumer groups, the Center for Food Safety and Food & Water Watch, has called for the US government to abandon its support for food irradiation, citing what it sees as the many failures of the process.
The irradiation of meat was always going to be a touchy subject with consumers but it now appears that this infant market may disappear even before it has a chance to prove itself because of a mundane dispute among accountants. David Robertson analyses the collapse of SureBeam.
Exactly two years ago, just-food.com said that the day could well come when consumers would welcome irradiation as a valuable protection against foodborne threats. Has this day arrived? Bernice Hurst finds out.