hort.net Seasonal photo, (c) 2006 Christopher P. Lindsey, All Rights Reserved: do not copy
articles | gallery of plants | blog | tech blog | plant profiles | patents | mailing lists | top stories | links | shorturl service | tom clothier's archive0
Gallery of Plants
Tech Blog
Plant Profiles
Mailing Lists
    Search ALL lists
    Search help
    Subscription info
Top Stories
sHORTurl service
Tom Clothier's Archive
 Top Stories
Disease could hit Britain's trees hard

Ten of the best snowdrop cultivars

Plant protein database helps identify plant gene functions

Dendroclimatologists record history through trees

Potato beetle could be thwarted through gene manipulation

Hawaii expands coffee farm quarantine

Study explains flower petal loss

Unauthorized use of a plant doesn't invalidate it's patent

RSS story archive

Re: Irradation

  • Subject: Re: Irradation
  • From: SelbyHort@aol.com
  • Date: Sun, 28 Oct 2001 21:39:54 -0600 (CST)

The text below from the CDC web site in their FAQ about irradiated food 
While not the most recent information (the page is dated 1999), it does 
indicate that seeds will be killed during irradiation. Hopefully UPS or Fed 
Ex will not resort to using this method.
How does irradiation affect foods? 

The foods are not changed in nutritional value and they are not made 
dangerous as a result of the irradiation. The high energy ray is absorbed as 
it passes through food, and gives up its energy. The food is slightly warmed. 
Some treated foods may taste slightly different, just as pasteurized milk 
tastes slightly different from unpasteurized milk. If the food still has 
living cells, (such as seeds, or shellfish, or potatoes) they will be damaged 
or killed just as microbes are. 

 © 1995-2015 Mallorn Computing, Inc.All Rights Reserved.
Our Privacy Statement
Other Mailing lists | Author Index | Date Index | Subject Index | Thread Index