The bugs are getting so strong that the feds just increased the allowable levels of radiation used on chicken by 50 percent in hopes of this time making sure the bacteria stay dead.
Good luck with that. And good luck to you if you’re eating this stuff, because we’re not talking about an extra X-ray or two.
Under the new rules, chicken can be slammed with the radioactive equivalent of 11 million chest X-rays — or enough to turn any mild-mannered bird into the Incredible Chicken-Hulk.
But even at those levels, some of the bugs survive. So what’s next? Increase it to 100 million X-rays? A billion X-rays? A gazillion?
Even if you support food irradiation — and I don’t — at some point this starts to get ridiculous. Yet here we are zapping away at beef and pork as well as chicken — not to mention fruits, vegetables, spices and more in the name of “safety.”
What a laugh… because the practice itself is UNSAFE, and although we can’t say for sure yet what the repeated exposure could do to you some sources report that even the studies used to get it approved had to be cut off when rats began dropping like flies after they were put on a diet of 35 percent irradiated food.
How much of your diet is irradiated these days? Do you even want to know?
Of course, backers say we don’t have a choice. Stronger bacteria require stronger radiation.
But that’s a load of bull.
There’s a vast and growing segment of the food industry that delivers safe meats and produce every single day without using a drop of radiation.
It’s the organic food industry.
If you haven’t gone organic yet it’s time to start — especially when it comes to meat. You’ll pay more, but you’ll get safer, cleaner, healthier, tastier and radiation-free food.
Worth every penny, if you ask me.