Food irradiation is carried out with Gamma-emitters, meaning gamma-rays (high energy electromagnetic radiation) are emitted. These have the effect of killing bacteria and the like from the food, however, Gamma-emitters do not cause much ionisation, as they are (mainly) not particles. As such, they do not form many free radicals, and hence, make our food safe to eat, as well as give it a longer shelf life.
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If you’re asking if X is art, I think you’re asking the wrong question. I don’t think art is an either/or proposition. Any medium can accommodate it, and there can be at least a little art in nearly everything we do.
Once in a while, someone makes a work in their chosen medium so driven by aesthetic concerns and so removed from any other consideration that we trot out the A-word, but even then it’s a matter of degrees, and for most creative endeavors you can find a full spectrum from the sublime to the mundane.
The idea that for the lack of a single brush stroke or word balloon or camera angle, we could consign something as complex as a painting or a graphic novel or a motion picture to the art equivalent of Heaven or Hell does a disservice to the depth and breadth of those forms. There’s no hard dividing line, no thumbs up or thumbs down for these things.” —Scott Mccloud in a recent article on weather videogames can be considered art or not. I replaced videogames with X in the quote above.