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Posted by Donna E. on July 25, 2002 at 18:10:52:

Most of you probably know this already, but I was at a website where I saw a picture of the symbol for food that has been irradiated. I thought it was tragic the way they designed the logo to look like a natural, healthy product.

Anyway, this logo is supposed to be stamped or printed on any product that has been irradiated. I wonder if they have to put this symbol on other foods that contain irradiated products, like frozen burritos or something like that.

More food is irradiated and unlabeled than you think. See the link below for scary news.



Re: Irradiated Food

Posted by R. on July 26, 2002 at 02:57:16:

In Reply to: Irradiated Food posted by Donna E. on July 25, 2002 at 18:10:52:

That web page says that Tyson plans to sell irradiated chicken. I have emailed Tyson about this, and they said they don't have the plans to do that yet. Could easily be lying, of course. I think we need to contact all those manufactures and retailers with the question and make it clear we would stop buying from them.



Re: Irradiated Food (Archive in irradiated food.)

Posted by Walt Stoll on July 26, 2002 at 11:37:56:

In Reply to: Irradiated Food posted by Donna E. on July 25, 2002 at 18:10:52:

Thanks, Donna E.

I have to have a grim grin every time I see this misleading symbol!

Namaste`

Walt

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Re: Irradiated Food

Posted by Donna E. on July 26, 2002 at 11:50:29:

In Reply to: Re: Irradiated Food posted by R. on July 26, 2002 at 02:57:16:

Hi R.

I already don't buy commercial animal products anymore. I was thinking more along the lines of contacting grocery stores and asking them to start stocking a section of "organic" products. If there is enough demand, they would do it, I think. The problem is, I don't know how many people would be willing to pay the price. I am more than willing, but I only feed 3 people including myself.

But, I haven't price commercial meat for a long time. I rarely bought it before anyway. I bought 8 large boneless, skinless, organic, free range chicken breasts for $25.00. I seem to remember about 6 of them in the store costing around $18.00. So, really, $25.00 for 8 is not that much more. Then, I bought a whole Tri-Tip roast to make beef bourgignon for $19.00. That was New Zealand grass fed beef. I haven't bought beef in the store for a long time and never a roast, so I don't know if that is much more expensive or not.

But, instead of trying to fight the commercialists head to head, I think it would be more effective to get their distributors to start distributing organic food. If it shows up in regular grocery stores, I know people will buy it. Out here, Vons already stocks cage free, non-hormone, non-antibiotic eggs and they are always gone. They also sell Ezekial bread, which is always gone. I just bought the last 4 loaves and put them in my freezer.

Do you think that would be effective?



Re: Irradiated Food

Posted by R. on July 27, 2002 at 17:25:40:

In Reply to: Re: Irradiated Food posted by Donna E. on July 26, 2002 at 11:50:29:

I think that going in both directions may be worthwhile. I hope that if enough people let food producer know that they will stop buying their stuff, they will more more carefully if they should start selling food that is even worse that it's currently is. And I hope they understand that those people that contact them are only a fragment of population that feels the same way.

Our local grocery store (Sacramento, CA area), Bel Air, sells ogranic chicken regularly, and it's price is not too high (about $2/lb, sometimes less). I don't waste my money on skinless breasts because they are more expensive, and lower in quality. Coleman beef (not organic, but close, and it's pasture grown and finished on grains -- not the best kind, but not the worst either) costs about $3.69/lb for stew meat. I eat it raw. Sometimes price on pastured lamb get pretty low - to around $2/lb for reasonable (in my opinion) cuts.

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