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Food irradiation reduces the number of pests, molds, parasites and bacteria on many foods, according to the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, but the Organic Consumers Association points out that irradiating foo... More »

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Although food additives can improve the appearance, taste, safety, nutritional quality or shelf life of foods, they sometimes affect health adversely by causing reactions in sensitive individuals. Used in far larger amou... More »

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Present in 80 percent of packaged food in the United States, genetically modified foods have some positive aspects, such as flavor, hardiness and nutrition, and some negative aspects, including environmental damage, incr... More »

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