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  • Effects Of Irradiation On Food
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    2/21/01 Food Irradiation: Solution to Hunger or Killer Mutagen? People all over the world are starving for fresh, uncontaminated food. Insects, pests, and invisible microorganisms are not what the public want to find on their dinner plates. Throughout history, life has depended on ways of treating food to reduce or destroy these naturally occurring harmful contaminants and to enable foods to be stored after harvesting so that they can be saved for use at other times of the year. With increasing ...
  • Deadly Symptoms From Bacteria In Our Food
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    You know, when you eat an egg, and it doesn't taste right, look right or smell right? Well that means that it could be contaminated with a dangerous substance (Like Chelsea). Food poisoning is the result of ingesting organisms or toxins in your food. Food poisoning can affect one person, or it can occur as an outbreak among several people who all ate the same thing. Even though food poisoning is quite rare in North America, 60 to 80 million people get affected by food poisoning each year, and 6 ...
  • Play With Imported Foods
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    How many of you remember what you ate for lunch?? How many of you know exactly which country your lunch came from?? Over one-third of the food we eat is shipped from over seas and nearly another 1/3 comes for Canada, Mexico, and South America. This is the reality; if you don't raise your food yourself, you don't know where it came from, or how it was handled. Chemicals such as DDT and Guth ion are still used every day in less developed countries that the US buys food from. Toilets and sinks in t...
  • Outbreak Of E Coli Food
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    Foodborne Illness What is Foodborne Illness? According to a medical dictionary, food borne illness is an acute gastrointestinal infection caused by consuming food contaminated with pathogenic, bacteria, toxins, viruses, prions or parasites. Such contamination was caused by improper food handling, preparation or storage of food. Contacts between food and pests, especially flies, cockroaches and rodents are a further cause of contamination of food. Foodborne illness can also be caused by adding pe...
  • Ill From Pathogens In Food
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    Bacteria and Foodborne Illness Foodborne illness results from eating food contaminated with bacteria (or their toxins) or other pathogens such as parasites or viruses. The illnesses range from upset stomach to more serious symptoms, including diarrhea, fever, vomiting, abdominal cramps, and dehydration. Although most food borne infections are undiagnosed and unreported, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that every year about 76 million people in the United States become il...
  • Smaller Cases Of Food Contamination
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    Food Safety: Is It Controllable With America consuming amassing amounts of food, the food safety laws in affect will not be enough to keep Americans happy. At a Jack in the Box restaurant in Tacoma, Washington, on January 11, 1993, a young boy by the name of Michael Note ate what seemed to be a harmless cheeseburger. A day later, Michael came down with a bad case of diarrhea and stomach cramps. At a Seattle hospital, ten days later, Michael was pronounced dead due to heart and kidney failure. Th...
  • Most Common Bacterial Causes Of Food
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    Food borne illness is an ever-present threat that can be prevented with proper care and handling of food products. It is estimated that between 24 and 81 million cases of food borne diarrhea disease occur each year in the United States, costing between $5 billion and $17 billion in medical care and lost productivity. Chemicals, heavy metals, parasites, fungi, viruses and bacteria can cause food borne illness. Bacteria related food poisoning is the most common, but fewer than 20 of the many thous...

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