Irradiated Beef Will be a Tough Sell for Farmers

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With the recent flooding that’s plagued Alberta, cattle producers understandably have other things on their mind besides new technology. But at some point, when the situation settles down, they’ll find themselves in a delicate position – that is, heading for the front lines of science, promoting irradiation for beef.Irradiation would help kill nasty E-coli bacteria and, according to this effort’s promoters, the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association, it would offer up one more consumer safeguard.In theory, this should not be a big deal. Health Canada, the governing body fielding the association’s irradiation petition (actually, re-fielding the petition…it was first brought forward in…

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