All for nothing

Published: Tuesday 31 October 1995

-- THE controversy over irradiated food may finally die a subdued death. The Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC), Bombay, has decreed that the opposition of the Bombay west suburban branch of the im Medical Association to a variety "adiated foods is unjustified. It bases we on the substantial body of evironment mce obanned from different laboratory all over the world on the safety and olesonwoess of a variety of irradiated dL The centre also points out that Wedd Health Organization and the armational Atomic Energy Agency loven a clean chit to irradiated foods it sautinising all aspects of its safety am two decades.

Inat us Food and Drug Administrations fs (FDA) verdict on irradiated foods oWn another green signal for its gL my sAx spokespersons. The FDA waSW ruling on the safety of irradiated 16od mourials in 1986 after it had mWad all the points raised by various consumer forum and undertaken a detailed analysis.

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