Posted by: lifeinlonsdale | September 16, 2008

Urgent and Scary…FDA Allows the irradiation of produce…

I have been watching this fight for a while, and have been sending letters and e-mails, but I am sad to say that we have lost. The FDA has voted to alolow irradiation on lettuce and spinach.

They have slowly been cutting the number of food inspectors for a while now, and then there was the big scare when people got sick last year, and now they are trying to ride in like the White Knight and save everyone from the evil foodborne bacteria that could have been prevented in the first place by a little more attention paid to the sanitization practices in place at these farms.

Luckily, irradiated produce is still required to be labeled as such, but the FDA is trying to do away with the labeling requirement, as well.

I guess the only real answer, as many people have pointed out, is to buy local or organic or grow your own. You really don’t know what you are getting nowdays when you buy off of the supermarket shelves.

FDA Allows Irradiation of Produce

Health Freedom Threats (food safety, among other things, excellent website!



  1. Thanks for posting the link to Natural Solutions Foundation’s Health Freedom USA web site. I urge all your readers to join our Health Freedom eAlert list for urgent updates on these important issues.

    Just go to and click on the Join Mailing List link in the upper right corner.

    Remember, alone we are each just “voices in the wilderness” of cyberspace, but together, we are growing stronger!

    Ralph Fucetola JD
    NSF Trustee

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