FDA quietly increases allowed radiation doses of meats for human consumptionSubmitted by emalvini on Sat, 12/08/2012 - 16:31
FDA quietly increases allowed radiation doses of meats for human consumption
By Ethan A. Huff, staff writer
Friday, December 07, 2012
(NaturalNews) Rather than actually take the time to address the root causes of meat and poultry contamination, which more often than not are a direct result of outrageously unsanitary factory farming practices'
(http://www.naturalnews.com/025716_antibiotic_animals_antibio...)the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has instead decided to simply up the doses of radiation that industrial food producers are allowed to blast on their filthy, contaminated meat products.
In the first new rule recently published in the Federal Register, the FDA specifies that "unrefrigerated uncooked meat" can now be irradiated right alongside refrigerated, frozen and cooked meat. And in the second new rule, the FDA increases the amount of ionizing radiation that can be applied to poultry products such as chicken by 50 percent, bumping the dosage up to 4.5 kilograys (kGy) of radiation from the previous 3.0 kGy.
You can view the two published rules here: