Nuked produce

Another reason to buy from local farms and markets, or to go organic: An FDA ruling allowing irradiation of spinach and iceberg lettuce in order to prevent E. Coli. Zapping produce lowers its nutritional content and allows the formation of dangerous new, possibly carcinogenic compounds. Look for the Radura symbol (pictured on left) on packaging.

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