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Z
July 20th 07, 12:35 AM
Organic foods are produced according to certain production standards.
For crops, it means they were grown without the use of conventional
pesticides, artificial fertilizers, human waste, or sewage sludge, and
that they were processed without ionizing radiation or food
additives.

More information http://healthorganic.googlepages.com/

Claude V. Lucas
July 20th 07, 04:00 AM
In article >,
DK > wrote:
>In article om>, Z > wrote:
>>Organic foods are produced according to certain production standards.
>>For crops, it means they were grown without the use of conventional
>>pesticides, artificial fertilizers, human waste, or sewage sludge, and
>>that they were processed without ionizing radiation or food
>>additives.
>
>What exactly is wrong with ionizing radiation? It would seem to be
>the safest and least destructive way to ensure that food does not
>contain toxin-producing bacteria.
>

Radiation is icky.

It is contrary to the blissninnie communitarian ideals.

cybercat
July 20th 07, 04:18 AM
"DK" > wrote in message
...
> In article om>, Z
> > wrote:
>>Organic foods are produced according to certain production standards.
>>For crops, it means they were grown without the use of conventional
>>pesticides, artificial fertilizers, human waste, or sewage sludge, and
>>that they were processed without ionizing radiation or food
>>additives.
>
> What exactly is wrong with ionizing radiation? It would seem to be
> the safest and least destructive way to ensure that food does not
> contain toxin-producing bacteria.
>

It is my understanding that ionizing radiation negatively charges
particles in a way that can be harmful to living things that come into
contact with them. Same as the ionizing air filters, if I understand it
correctly, that the EPA says damages healthy lungs.

Somebody correct me if I am wrong.

cybercat
July 20th 07, 04:19 AM
"Claude V. Lucas" > wrote in message
...
> In article >,
> DK > wrote:
>>In article om>, Z
> wrote:
>>>Organic foods are produced according to certain production standards.
>>>For crops, it means they were grown without the use of conventional
>>>pesticides, artificial fertilizers, human waste, or sewage sludge, and
>>>that they were processed without ionizing radiation or food
>>>additives.
>>
>>What exactly is wrong with ionizing radiation? It would seem to be
>>the safest and least destructive way to ensure that food does not
>>contain toxin-producing bacteria.
>>
>
> Radiation is icky.
>
> It is contrary to the blissninnie communitarian ideals.

:D

EvelynVogtGamble(Divamanque)
July 20th 07, 07:49 PM
Z wrote:

> Organic foods are produced according to certain production standards.
> For crops, it means they were grown without the use of conventional
> pesticides, artificial fertilizers, human waste, or sewage sludge, and
> that they were processed without ionizing radiation or food
> additives.

But "organic" poultry (and eggs from their hens) are not the
same as "free range", as I think many people assume.
"Organic" only applies to what they're fed - they can still
be "factory" farmed. "Free range" means they are allowed
into some sort of outdoor enclosure to scratch and find
insects, etc. to supplement their diets. (The feed they're
given may or may not be "organic", although the bugs
certainly are!)

Volker Hetzer
July 30th 07, 01:23 PM
cybercat schrieb:
> "DK" > wrote in message
> ...
>> In article om>, Z
>> > wrote:
>>> Organic foods are produced according to certain production standards.
>>> For crops, it means they were grown without the use of conventional
>>> pesticides, artificial fertilizers, human waste, or sewage sludge, and
>>> that they were processed without ionizing radiation or food
>>> additives.
>> What exactly is wrong with ionizing radiation? It would seem to be
>> the safest and least destructive way to ensure that food does not
>> contain toxin-producing bacteria.
>>
>
> It is my understanding that ionizing radiation negatively charges
> particles in a way that can be harmful to living things that come into
> contact with them. Same as the ionizing air filters, if I understand it
> correctly, that the EPA says damages healthy lungs.
Radiation does charge "particles" but this is not really relevant to food
at the point you get it into your hands. It's not like the charge sticks
to the food like paint or food additives.

All the food is wet and in contact with other materials, like packaging,
cooling lines, cars, human hands and so on. Any possible static charge
will be grounded milliseconds after the radiation has stopped.
You know the old kids game of rubbing a plastic ruler on your trousers
and let small bits of paper dance on the electrical charge? Try that
with bits of apple or meat and observe the result.

> Somebody correct me if I am wrong.
Hope this helps.

Lots of Greetings!
Volker
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