FDA Allows Meat and Produce To Be Blasted with Radioactive Nuclear Waste

Cobalt-60

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Ethan A. Huff writes on Natural News:

The use of pesticides and the presence of genetically-modified organisms (GMOs) are not the only major differentiating factors between conventional food and organic food. According to GreenMedInfo.com, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) allows the conventional food supply to be irradiated with nuclear waste at extremely high levels, and also treated with deadly bacteriophage virus “cocktails” in order to make it “safe” for consumers.

It is a dirty little secret of the factory food industry, and one that has remained largely veiled thanks to a lack of effective regulation concerning proper labeling. But everything from herbs and spices to vegetables and fruit is effectively murdered with Cobalt-60 gamma radiation derived from the waste of nuclear reactors before being sold to customers.

According to data listed on the FDA’s own website, fresh conventional foods are typically blasted with 1 kilogray (kGy) of gamma radiation, which is the equivalent of 16,700,000 chest X-rays, or 333 times the human lethal dose. Fresh poultry and red meat are subjected to 3 kGys and 4.5 kGys, respectively, with frozen red meat subjected to radiation blasts as high as 7 kGys.

The FDA has approved gamma radiation doses of 10 kGys for enzyme preparations, which include various food additives, solvents, preservatives, and antioxidants. And spices, herbs, and seasonings are permitted to be blasted with an astounding 30 kGys of gamma radiation, which is the equivalent of 500,000,000 chest X-rays, or 10,000 times the human lethal dose.

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  • Anonymous

    What do you expect them to do with all that radiation? It has to be put somewhere, so we may as well eat it.

  • Redacted

    What do you expect them to do with all that radiation? It has to be put somewhere, so we may as well eat it.

    • Voidthought

      They may be trying to “further” the evolutionary process.

  • Heath

    spices, herbs, and seasonings are permitted to be blasted with an astounding 30 kGys of gamma radiation
    Pizza anyone?

  • Heath

    spices, herbs, and seasonings are permitted to be blasted with an astounding 30 kGys of gamma radiation
    Pizza anyone?

    • Rex Vestri

      Haven’t you heard?  Pizza is healthy…It’s a VEGETABLE!

  • 5by5

    [Deep Sigh...]

  • 5by5

    [Deep Sigh...]

  • http://hormeticminds.blogspot.com/ Chaorder Gradient

    theyve created a new type of food, not just cooked or dead, but Super-dead. So dead that nothing alive can consume it (except humans of course)

  • http://hormeticminds.blogspot.com/ Chaorder Gradient

    theyve created a new type of food, not just cooked or dead, but Super-dead. So dead that nothing alive can consume it (except humans of course)

  • doktor psilo

    So what? The radioactivity doesn’t linger on the food. Do you realize how much sunlight those plants have been exposed to?! ENOUGH ULTRAVIOLET LIGHT TO KILL A HUMAN!

  • doktor psilo

    So what? The radioactivity doesn’t linger on the food. Do you realize how much sunlight those plants have been exposed to?! ENOUGH ULTRAVIOLET LIGHT TO KILL A HUMAN!

  • GoGreen

    Population Control ? Watch the future of food – or Google Monsanto, do you know where your food comes from?

  • GoGreen

    Population Control ? Watch the future of food – or Google Monsanto, do you know where your food comes from?

  • Sad Face :(

    Well when your leaders want you dead, this is what they allow. Am I shocked, no. 

  • Sad Face :(

    Well when your leaders want you dead, this is what they allow. Am I shocked, no. 

  • Rex Vestri

    Haven’t you heard?  Pizza is healthy…It’s a VEGETABLE!

  • Rufus

    Since its Gamma radiation I’m hoping to eventually be turned into the incredible hulk. The comic one, not the Ang Lee one…

  • Rufus

    Since its Gamma radiation I’m hoping to eventually be turned into the incredible hulk. The comic one, not the Ang Lee one…

  • Crozzie000

    fools! The radiation doesn’t stay on the food! And everyone freaks out over radiation… you’d be surprised to how much you are actually exposed to! And we’re still alive!

  • Crozzie000

    fools! The radiation doesn’t stay on the food! And everyone freaks out over radiation… you’d be surprised to how much you are actually exposed to! And we’re still alive!

    • Voidthought

      Nice opinion. Where are the facts though?????

  • Crozzie000

    fools! The radiation doesn’t stay on the food! And everyone freaks out over radiation… you’d be surprised to how much you are actually exposed to! And we’re still alive!

  • guest

    4,691 irradiated haggis

  • guest

    4,691 irradiated haggis

  • Voidthought

    They may be trying to “further” the evolutionary process.

  • Voidthought

    Nice opinion. Where are the facts though?????

  • Guest

    I have to say the radiation scares me but if they got the bacteria-phage from any of the old soviet block places I wouldn’t be to concerned. Bacteriaphage only attack “one” single virus and nothing else, they are like the anti to any virus. They only problem is to get them there is a long trial/error process to find the correct phage that will attack the virus you are concerned with, this is usually done by using local sewage water where the virus was found and looking for said phage in there. http://documentaryheaven.com/phages-the-virus-that-cures/ this is a link to a good doc on this sparse topic here in the west.

  • Guest

    I have to say the radiation scares me but if they got the bacteria-phage from any of the old soviet block places I wouldn’t be to concerned. Bacteriaphage only attack “one” single virus and nothing else, they are like the anti to any virus. They only problem is to get them there is a long trial/error process to find the correct phage that will attack the virus you are concerned with, this is usually done by using local sewage water where the virus was found and looking for said phage in there. http://documentaryheaven.com/phages-the-virus-that-cures/ this is a link to a good doc on this sparse topic here in the west.

  • Vhill3576

    sounds similar to how they figured out what to do with all that toxic flluoride – put it in our water systems!  

  • Vhill3576

    sounds similar to how they figured out what to do with all that toxic flluoride – put it in our water systems!  

  • By the power of biology

    “…and also treated with deadly bacteriophage virus ‘cocktails’ ”

    Right… if the author had even a cursory understanding of biology (essential to understand his subject matter), he’d know that bacteriophages are viruses that only attack specific bacteria. They also look incredibly awesome. I’m not a fan of overprocessed food, but the author is spreading factual inaccuracies to the point of fearmongering.

    Well, I’d better be off. I need to comment on the article about pizza being a vegetable…

  • By the power of biology

    “…and also treated with deadly bacteriophage virus ‘cocktails’ ”

    Right… if the author had even a cursory understanding of biology (essential to understand his subject matter), he’d know that bacteriophages are viruses that only attack specific bacteria. They also look incredibly awesome. I’m not a fan of overprocessed food, but the author is spreading factual inaccuracies to the point of fearmongering.

    Well, I’d better be off. I need to comment on the article about pizza being a vegetable…

    • Jin The Ninja

      So are you asserting, Mr. Scientific Method, that bacteriophage viruses will not effect human biological systems in a negative manner? Even if they “only” attack “specific” bacteria, is it not logical to reason that there is a POSSIBLE detrimental effect on the sytem’s ‘beneficial’ flora? or the possibility however remote, that the virus could mutate and be detrimental to people?

      Fearmongering is based a false premise, and is hysterical in nature.

      Spraying food with radioactive waste and viruses is insane, and cannot be argued for rationally.

      • Calypso_1

        The radiation of food argument is a scare monger ploy that’s been used for years. There is no ‘radioactive waste’ being sprayed on the food. The radiation damages only living cells, i.e. pathogens, and no radioactive element remain in the food. ALL preservation methods inherently destroy some nutritive qualities of food but radiation is the single most effective means of destroying food born pathogens and providing means of long term storage. Irrational public resistance to this method has perpetuated the use of less efficient and in the long run more costly and wasteful food processing.

        As to bacteriophages, they are part of the future of fighting bacterial infection. Research on them was only halted in the west by the advent of antibiotics. They are incredibly specific to the bacteria they target and are harmless to humans…you consume them on a daily basis. Yes, many bacteria that have toxic strains are also native in their nontoxic form to the human digestive tract; bacteriophages can target the toxic strains. I promise you that you don’t want E. coli O157 or listeria. Bacteriaphages mutate all the time on their own, have been doing so long before there were any complex life forms on this planet – could something go wrong…sure, anything can happen. However, your intestinal flora is more likely to be altered on any given day by anything you happen to eat. You should be far more concerned with every individual in the food chain having good bathroom hygiene.

        Saying viruses on food is insane is as uniformed as thinking that the products of a mold can’t cure an infection, rooster combs don’t heal arthritic joints, diabetes can’t be controlled with hila monster spit or fecal transplants can’t cure pseudomembranous colitis.

  • Jin Onikoroshi

    So are you asserting, Mr. Scientific Method, that bacteriophage viruses will not effect human biological systems in a negative manner? Even if they “only” attack “specific” bacteria, is it not logical to reason that there is a POSSIBLE detrimental effect on the sytem’s ‘beneficial’ flora? or the possibility however remote, that the virus could mutate and be detrimental to people?

    Fearmongering is based a false premise, and is hysterical in nature.

    Spraying food with radioactive waste and viruses is insane, and cannot be argued for rationally.

  • Anonymous

    The radiation of food argument is a scare monger ploy that’s been used for years. There is no ‘radioactive waste’ being sprayed on the food. The radiation damages only living cells, i.e. pathogens, and no radioactive element remain in the food. ALL preservation methods inherently destroy some nutritive qualities of food but radiation is the single most effective means of destroying food born pathogens and providing means of long term storage. Irrational public resistance to this method has perpetuated the use of less efficient and in the long run more costly and wasteful food processing.

    As to bacteriophages, they are part of the future of fighting bacterial infection. Research on them was only halted in the west by the advent of antibiotics. They are incredibly specific to the bacteria they target and are harmless to humans…you consume them on a daily basis. Yes, many bacteria that have toxic strains are also native in their nontoxic form to the human digestive tract; bacteriophages can target the toxic strains. I promise you that you don’t want E. coli O157 or listeria. Bacteriaphages mutate all the time on their own, have been doing so long before there were any complex life forms on this planet – could something go wrong…sure, anything can happen. However, your intestinal flora is more likely to be altered on any given day by anything you happen to eat. You should be far more concerned with every individual in the food chain having good bathroom hygiene.

    Saying viruses on food is insane is as uniformed as thinking that the products of a mold can’t cure an infection, rooster combs don’t heal arthritic joints, diabetes can’t be controlled with hila monster spit or fecal transplants can’t cure pseudomembranous colitis.

  • JP0

    Don’t stand in the beam!

  • Bluescooterexpress

    aw, smeg…

  • missanthrop

    OK, who else has the “lonely man” theme to the Incredible Hulk in their heads right now?  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1d4C1ZQKmw4

  • missanthrop

    exactly. when food gives you lou ferrigno’s 70s hulk hair and political views, it’s too late for you.

  • missanthrop

    Fools! you’re so animated!  

    well, this fool understands.  radiation mutates cells.  your point is that it is the food cells, not ours that are being irradiated. i get that.  but really.  if meat has bacteria so strong that we need to kill it and in the process change the protein to something proto-cancereous before we ingest it, it’s time to get something more fresh for dinner.  

    and i’m unconvinced the radiation flies away.  when the sun hits the earth, it is shortwave radiation, which gets absorbed and then radiates out of it as long-wave radiation.  gamma radiation is extremely short wave – how do you know the burger isn’t omitting x-rays?  it must radiate something. otherwise it would have a high albedo, like ice or snow and the bacteria would stay put.  additionally, we are meat.  when I go in the sun, I get warm.  that’s me…radiating.  when I do nuclear medicine testing, I drink a radioactive iodine, absorb it, and then let the imaging device “read me”.    if you look at this chart: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Albedo-e_hg.svg  you will see that water and crops (no mention of burgers or people) have a low [visible light] albedo, meaning they absorb radiation, and must in turn radiate it back, even if the frequency changes. or…if you think that visible light is a bad point of reference, we could bore ourselves to tears reading “Differential albedo for gamma rays from a point unidirectional source” springerlink: http://www.springerlink.com/content/k1841016p5300l64/ and figure out what the analogous effect of gamma rays are on the closest thing to a steak in the scope of the study. me? fool that i am, i’ll just keep the non-grass fed, non- free range, non-organic mystery meat to a minimum. except of taco tuesday of course.

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