Posted December 17, 2004 (Organic Food Quality
News Nov/Dec 2004) In the National Food Irradiation tour
that traveled through Australia presenters touted the concerns over
the safety of irradiated foods.
"The negative health effects that irradiated foods have had
on lab animals are well documented,” Wenonah Hauter, Director
of the Critical Mass Energy and Environment Program is quoted in
Organic Food Quality News as saying. According to Ms. Hauter these
include premature death, mutations, fetal death and other reproductive
problems, immune system disorders, internal bleeding, organ damage,
tumors, stunted growth and nutritional deficiencies. "The World
Health Organization has ignored a vast amount of research suggesting
that irradiated foods are not safe for human consumption,"
The presentations also called criticized the nutritional value
of irradiated foods claiming irradiation damages the nutrimental
content of foods.