WASHINGTON -- The more consumers know about food irradiation, the more they want it -- however, they know very little, according to a national study recently sponsored by the American Meat Institute Foundation here. While 73% of those surveyed said they had heard of irradiation, only 19% knew "something about the process" and only 5% knew "a lot about it," according to the study. Indeed, 54% of those familiar with the term could not name an advantage -- and 53% could not name a ...

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