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Efforts to zap bacteria in food are slow to catch hold

Tuesday, April 29, 2014  
Posted by: Emily Becker
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The Washington Post

GULFPORT, Miss. — The nuclear energy that Frank Benso uses to kill bacteria in fruit and oysters has won widespread support from public health officials and scientists, who say it could turn the tide against the plague of foodborne illness. The Food and Drug Administration has approved the use of radiation to wipe out pathogens in dozens of food products, and for decades it has been used in other developed countries without reports of human harm…


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