Meat Foods Mcdonough GA

The FDA has deemed irradiation a safe way to sterilize food, and most mainstream experts agree. But several studies do suggest that the compounds produced when fats are irradiated could contribute to the development of cancer. So if the school cafeterias serve irradiated meat, you'd better read on for more information.

BJ's
(678) 432-0194
1990 Jonesboro Rd.
Mcdonough, GA
Services / Departments
Bakery, BJ's Gas(R), BJ's Optical Department(R), BJ's Propane(TM), Delicatessen, Rotisserie Chicken, Tire Center
Store Hours
Mon. - Sat.: 9 A.M. - 9 P.M.Sun.: 9 A.M. - 7 P.M.

Quality Food Depot
(770) 954-0610
560 Macon Dr
Mcdonough, GA
 
Publix
(770) 898-6650
2158 Highway 20 W
Mcdonough, GA
Pharmacy #
(770) 898-6731

Walmart Supercenter
(678) 432-2023
135 Willow Lane
Mcdonough, GA
Store Hours
Mon-Fri:8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat:8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sun:8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Pharmacy #
(678) 432-2258
Pharmacy Hours
Monday-Friday: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm Saturday: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm Sunday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Ingles Markets
(678) 583-4428
920 Bill Gardner Parkway
Locust Grove, GA
Services / Departments
Bakery, Deli, Floral
Store Hours
Open 24 Hours

Sam'S Club
(770) 914-0488
1765 Jonesboro Road
Mcdonough, GA
Pharmacy #
(770)914-5677

Supertarget
(678) 583-2184
1850 Jonesboro Rd
Mcdonough, GA
 
Publix
(770) 898-1213
920 Highway 81 E
Mcdonough, GA
Pharmacy #
(770) 898-3593

Publix
(770) 288-4180
2730 Highway 155
Locust Grove, GA
Pharmacy #
(770) 288-4186

Publix
(770) 389-4666
250 E Atlanta Rd
Stockbridge, GA
Pharmacy #
(770) 474-1822

Irradiated Meat for Kids

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Don’t Expose Your Meat
Q
I’ve read that school cafeterias can serve irradiated meat. Should I be concerned?

A If you belong to the better-safe-than-sorry school of thought, then yes. Granted, the FDA has deemed irradiation a safe way to sterilize food, and most mainstream experts agree. But several studies do suggest that the compounds produced when fats are irradiated could contribute to the development of cancer.

According to Michael Greger, a Boston-based physician, this research shows that irradiation can produce profound chemical changes in meat, including some that can cause chromosomal damage. “There’s concern that this genetic damage may initiate or promote tumor growth,” he says. And while irradiation won’t make foods radioactive, it can sometimes deplete their vitamin content.

The best way to find out if your kid is chowing down on irradiated foods is to ask an administrator in your school district. While grocery stores must flag irradiated meat with the flowerlike international symbol for irradiation, restaurants and schools don’t have to inform consumers. To ensure that irradiated meats aren’t served to your children, your best bet may be to get the school board to pass a resolution banning them, as has happened in several school districts.

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