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International Food Security, Not Food Irradiation

The food irradiation industry, backed and promoted by the nuclear industry, is attempting to spread throughout the world. The industry is only interested in fast profits, regardless of the impacts on food security, the environment, health or cultures. Public Citizen campaigns to prevent this unnecessary technology, which jeopardizes self-sufficiency, agricultural diversity and the world's foundation of ecological sustainability.

Public Citizen works closely with non-governmental organizations (NGO's) throughout the world in an effort to ensure the integrity of the world's food supply. Specifically, we facilitate communication amongst farmers associations, consumer protection advocates and environmental activists in the campaign to stop food irradiation. Public Citizen fundamentally opposes the use of ionizing radiation as a "treatment" for food safety. Instead of this shortsighted quick fix, we promote the safe prevention of food borne illnesses, not simply masking contamination at the last possible step.

Public Citizen opposes efforts to weaken international food safety standards being pursued by the World Trade Organization, the Codex Alimentarius Commission and other international and national governmental agencies. Instead, we support the advancement of small family farmers; and not the corporate take over of global food supplies and food production.

Why Oppose Food Irradiation?

View the Meatrix - a flash video about meat production


The Meatrix is a collaboration of the  Global Resource Action Center for the Environment (GRACE) and Free Range Graphics.

Also see:
International Meatrix
Italian Meatrix
Polish Meatrix

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