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Food / Irradiation #175163

ABC Evening News for Friday, Aug 29, 1997
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(Studio: Forrest Sawyer) Report introduced. [Note: local weather bulletin on screen.]

(Marlbury, Florida: Mike von Fremd) A closer look at how the process of food irradiation works presented; scenes shown from the Food Technology Service plant in Florida to illustrate how gamma rays are used to kill parasites and bacteria. [OFFICIAL - compares irradiation to pasteurization.] The issue of the safety of this process raised. [Center for Science in the Public Interest Michael JACOBSON - says irradiation is only a last resort.]

Sawyer, Forrest;
von Fremd, Mike

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