FDA Starts Secret Program of Irradiation!

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  1. killr_b macrumors 6502a

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    Yo.
    Don't forget, the government loves you. They love you, and only want to care for you. The do everything in your best interest.

    Natural News
    August 25, 2008
    Full Article HERE

    Fight Tyranny.
     
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    Hmm… plants don't host e.coli do they? No. They don't. ONLY animals do. So instead of looking into the real cause, they choose to poison your food.
     
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    Poison? In what way? Even your fear mongering article doesn't leap to that extreme.
     
  5. CorvusCamenarum macrumors 65816

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    Wow, that article sounds like a Kevin Trudeau wet dream.
     
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    This is the best news I've heard all day.

    What a great way to start the week.
     
  7. Daveman Deluxe macrumors 68000

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    Is there any scientific literature that suggests that irradiating food destroys nutrients?
     
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    From the CDC:
    An entire FAQ here: http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/DBMD/diseaseinfo/foodirradiation.htm
     
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    Is this so you don't rinse your produce in e-coli-tainted tap water??? :p
     
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    More stuff that "They™ Don't Want You To Know About!"
     
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    Plants DO host e.coli, particularly after they have been watered with water that contains the bacteria that causes e.coli.

    Are plants sources of e.coli? No, not to my knowledge. But can they "host" it? Yep. They sure can.
     
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    While I'm skeptical of anything presented as scientific fact without peer reviewed research, irradiation should still be labeled on food items. The FDA should be respecting the consumers right to disclosure and choice.
     
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    While I agree with you, I wonder how many people will think food will be radioactive after being irradiated. :p


    No... seriously ... many people have no clue! :eek:
     
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    Bah, the irradiation is likely less harmful than drinking tap water laced with pesticides and prescription drugs or eating produce with traces of pesticides.
     
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    I agree as well, although, when you're dealing with a population as naïve as the US, I certainly understand why the FDA chose not to. If that article by Mike Adams isn't the perfect example of ignorance, I don't know what is. I doubt he knows the difference between a turnip and a potato.
     
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    Have any sources that are less... hysterical?
     
  17. Iscariot macrumors 68030

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    The FDA is giving them a fish instead of teaching them to catch for themselves.
     
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    We probably would have avoided a lot of the food poisoning problem of the past few years here in the USA if irradiation was more widely used, that's to be sure. And with modern technology, it's no longer necessary to use so much radiation to killing the offending microbes. :)
     
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    you forget one thing. People are idiots. A person is smart but people are idoits

    People in general are lazy stupid idiots who believe anything that is coems from the News a 100% true.
     
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    MRI once was NMRI, but nuclear is scary.
     
  21. nanofrog macrumors G4

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    Do you refer to gray water irrigation? :)
    IIRC, that would be a good source of contamination, and not just e.coli. ;)
     
  22. iShater macrumors 604

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    Most people just want the fish :D
     
  23. nanofrog macrumors G4

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    Sad, but true. :D :p
     
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    Nope, not greywater irrigation. That's a different deal. More like blackwater irrigation.

    I'm talking about irrigating with water that has come into contact with animal feces or other sources of bacteria. It's the prime culprit when veggies start causing people to get sick. But you're right, it's not just e.coli that can be carried in the water.
     
  25. nanofrog macrumors G4

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    I thought blackwater irrigation would be illegal without some degree of processing. How foolish of me. :p

    BTW, I was also under the impression that greywater had some fecal content (i.e. washing diapers/etc. :eek:), just reduced from that of blackwater. :confused:

    Edit: We haven't even touched the topic of animal manure fertilizer yet. :D :p
    Sort of render's the irrigation methods almost moot anyway. ;)
     

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