Irradiation of Food: (Note: Irradiation is not the same as microwaving, but they are similar in that both use unnatural frequencies to alter food).
The Cornell University in 1977 irradiated some sugar and fed it to rats. The type of cell damage shown on post mortem was the same as if the rats themselves had been irradiated!
Irradiation of Food: Public Citizen has released the English translation of a recent German study revealing that a chemical formed in irradiated food can damage DNA.
The study confirms what safe-food advocates have known for more than thirty years: that exposing food to ionising radiation can lead to the formation of bizarre new chemicals called "unique radiolytic products" that can cause serious health problems.
One such chemical, known as 2-DCB, caused "significant DNA damage" in the colons of rats that ate the substance. The chemical - which, ironically is a well-known "marker" for determining whether food has been irradiated" - has never been found naturally in any food on earth.
The study was conducted in 1998 under the auspices of two prominent pro-irradiation organizations. IT was performed at one of the most prestigious food irradiation labs in the world: the Federal Research Centre for Nutrition in Karlsruhe, Germany.
Public Citizen released an English translation of the study at a meeting on 13 February at the US Food and Drug Administration in Washington DC.
So, it's up to you. One point to bear in mind is that our society runs pretty much on money. The multinational companies who make microwave ovens make a lot from the sale of them. There is no money in telling people to stop microwave cooking. There is, however, the satisfaction of knowing that you are saving people's lives and future happiness by spreading the word to stop eating microwaved food.
You can heat food quickly in a convection oven. You can also easily heat up food by using a saucepan. If someone is coming home late, and you want to give them warm food when they arrive, put a saucepan lid over the food while it is on a plate. Put the plate of food on a simmering saucepan of water. It will stay warm without drying up. If you want to cook food, do it the old fashioned ways - it tastes much better that way!
Much of this information is from an article in the 1994 edition of Acres Magazine, USA, by Tom Valentine. PO Box 8800, Metairie, Louisiana 70011, USA
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