Food Irradiation: Available Research Indicates That Benefits Outweigh Risks

RCED-00-217 Published: Aug 24, 2000. Publicly Released: Sep 25, 2000.
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Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the benefits and risks of food irradiation, focusing on the: (1) extent and the purposes for which food irradiation is being used in the United States; and (2) scientifically supported benefits and risks of food irradiation.

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