Good news arrived last week when, in a long-overdue action, the Food and Drug Administration approved the irradiation of red meat. In actuality, though, the FDA's authorization of irradiation for more products represents no more than the first step toward the full-scale rollout of meat irradiation, assuming, as I do, that such is the desired end. Nothing can happen for a while since the Food Safety and Inspection Service must now issue guidelines governing how irradiation is to be ...

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