A method of preserving food by irradiating it with gamma rays. The treatment destroys microorganisms, insects, fungi etc., making the food safer and more resistant to spoilage.
Irradiation was used for the first time in 1963 to sterilize dried fruits and vegetables, in order to stop sprouting and to control insect infestation.
Concerns about safety, public acceptance, and resistance of food processors to a time consuming extra step and required labeling has limited the use of irradiation, especially in the United States.
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