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Irradiated foods: bad vibes in our plates?

It’s one of the best-kept secrets of the food industry. Nuggets, shrimps, spices: some of our foods are irradiated.

Officially it’s for our benefit: radioactivity is efficient in the killing of bacteria. Yet this technology can have side effects on our health. This documentary reveals too that irradiation can also be used to recycle rotten meat.

A documentary by Aude Rouaux for France 5.