• THE ROLE OF IRRADIATION IN FOOD PROCESSING: CAN IT BENEFIT ALASKA?

      Swanson, Ruthann B.; Lewis, Carol E.; Hok, Charlotte I.; Das, Debendra K.; Zarling, John P.; Workman, William G.; Logan, Robert R. (Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station, School of Agriculture and Land Resources Management, University of Alaska Fairbanks, 1988-03)
      Treatment of Alaska-produced food products by ionizing radiation may benefit the seafood and agricultural industries and the Alaskan consumer. A feasibility study to evaluate the potential social and economic benefits and risks as well as the costs of using the process in Alaska on Alaskan products is being coordinated by the Institute of Northern Engineering. A research and development project to determine effects on the quality o f Alaskan products could be the next phase in the introduction o f a new food-preservation technique to Alaska.