Saturday, April 9, 2011

Just Nuke It!! - Food Irradiation and Nuclear Chemistry

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Food Irradiation: Weaponizing meals or making them safe for the masses?

In this post we will discuss what food irradiation actually is and how it can be achieve and described through nuclear chemistry.  This "Xtranormal" video serves as a brief introduction to what food irradiation is and why not to be afraid of it:




Next, this "Prezi" contains all sorts of information about food irradiation, from the decay of cobalt-60 to create gamma rays needed for the process, to the risks and benefits of irradiating food.

Enjoy!!!




(Works and Images Cited are at the end of the the Prezi)