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The food industry employs several methods to preserve food and food quality. Among these is irradiation. This process was developed by the US army after the second world war as the army researched new ways to preserve foods for troops beyond refrigeration. The word irradiation often concoct feelings of fear of nuclear energy. Many feel […]

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Kosher means “proper” of “acceptable”. It describe foods that have been prepared following Jewish religious dietary laws based on the Old Testament Bible . The most common symbol is the “U”, a certification mark issued by the Orthodox Union. Not only Jews recognize kosher. It is a eating choice followed my millions for lifestyle, dietary restrictions, and health reasons. […]

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Before 1990 there was no federal regulation¬†of the organic food industry. Therefore, there was a lot of confusion in the marketplace as to what was truly organic. In 1990 the Organic Food Production Act was promulgated which allowed for standardization of the industry. The first draft of this act allowed for the use of GMO, […]

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Genetically engineered (GE) foods continues to be a topic of public interest. Other names for genetically engineered foods that you may hear include “genetically modified foods” or GMO, “Biotech”, and “bioengineered” foods. The FDA uses the term genetically “engineered” to differentiate it from other methods that can also result in genetic modification such as cross-breeding and […]

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