Tip for the Day
Another way to preserve food product is irradiation. Irradiation is a preservation treatment that uses very large doses of ionising radiation, which produces a change in the food to ensure a longer shelf life.
Irradiation is not new, it has been around since 1916. The materials used to irradiate food are common nuclear waste products. It is only in the last couple of years that we have become aware of research that is quite alarming. The main concern being that not much research shows how irradiation will affect us over a couple of generations. The irradiation plants have also been found to be environmentally unsafe.
Avoiding processed foods (including irradiated food) is good for your body and the environment – its a win, win.