Food Bites pp 21-23 | Cite as

Does Your Food Glow in the Dark?

  • Richard W. Hartel
  • AnnaKate Hartel


Despite the image of a radioactive hamburger patty lighting up the dark, irradiated foods have been proven safe in so many studies that NASA feeds them to astronauts on space missions.


Gamma Radiation Electromagnetic Radiation Electron Beam Irradiation Radiolytic Product Irradiate Food 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Richard W. Hartel
    • 1
  • AnnaKate Hartel
    • 2
  1. 1.MadisonUSA
  2. 2.MadisonUSA

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