The article, "Food Irradiation Update," by J. Peter Clark (October 2006, p. 73) presents food irradiation in a favorable light, but I would like to provide some corrections and further information.

(1) SureBeam went bankrupt primarily because it incorrectly judged the commercial need for irradiation at the time. (2) The demise of SureBeam did not leave customers without a source of irradiated ground beef—a cobalt-60 facility in Florida and an e-beam facility at Texas A&M University have conti…

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