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September 8, 2008

Future look -- mandatory food irradiation

eFoodAlert.com has a great post by Phyllis Entis about mandatory food irradiation written from the perspective of 25 years from now:

Washington, DC. August 28, 2033– The Secretary of State for Food Safety announced today that – effective January 1, 2034 – all food shipped interstate for retail sale must be sterilized by irradiation. The Secretary urged food regulators in all fifty states to follow suit.

When asked whether this new mandate would also apply to imported foods, Secretary Jenna Bush replied, "You betcha!"
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