Meat Foods Portland OR

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.

Whole Foods Market
(503) 232-6601
2825 East Burnside St.
Portland, OR
 
Safeway
(503) 205-1849
1030 Sw Jefferson
Portland, OR
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Bakery,Deli,meat,pharmacy,produce,seafood,starbucks,Sushi bar,Olive bar,Coinmaster
Store Hours
Sun-Thu 5:00 AM-12:00 AM;Fri-Sat 5:00 AM-1:00 AM
Pharmacy #
503-205-1853
Pharmacy Hours
Mon-Fri 9:00AM-9:00PM;Sat 9:00AM-6:00PM;Sun 10:00AM-4:00PM

Whole Foods Market
(503) 525-4343
1210 Nw Couch St
Portland, OR
 
Safeway
(503) 528-0500
1100 Ne Broadway
Portland, OR
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Bakery,Deli,floral,meat,pharmacy,produce,seafood,starbucks,Sushi bar,Olive bar,Coinmaster,wi-fi
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5:00 AM-1:00 AM
Pharmacy #
503-528-0508
Pharmacy Hours
Mon-Fri 9:00AM-9:00PM;Sat 9:00AM-6:00PM;Sun 10:00AM-4:00PM

Trader Joe'S
(503) 777-1601
4715 Se 39Th Ave
Portland, OR
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8:00 am - 9:00 pm

Safeway
(503) 232-5539
2800 S.E. Hawthorne
Portland, OR
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Bakery,Deli,floral,meat,pharmacy,produce,starbucks, DVDPlay Kiosk,Coinmaster
Store Hours
6:00 AM-12:00 AM
Pharmacy #
503-232-9151
Pharmacy Hours
Mon-Fri 9:00AM-9:00PM;Sat 9:00AM-6:00PM;Sun 10:00AM-4:00PM

Trader Joe'S
(503) 284-1694
4121 Ne Halsey St
Portland, OR
Store Hours
8:00 am - 9:00 pm

Safeway
(503) 205-6746
1303 Nw Lovejoy
Portland, OR
Services / Departments
Bakery,Deli,floral,meat,pharmacy
Store Hours
5:00 AM-1:00 AM
Pharmacy Hours
Mon-Fri 9:00AM-9:00PM;Sat 9:00AM-6:00PM;Sun 10:00AM-4:00PM

Whole Foods Market
(503) 288-3414
3535 Ne 15Th Ave.
Portland, OR
 
Safeway
(503) 772-4440
3930 Se Powell Blvd
Portland, OR
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Bakery,Deli,floral,meat,pharmacy,produce,seafood,starbucks, DVDPlay Kiosk,Coinmaster,wi-fi
Store Hours
24 Hours
Pharmacy #
503-772-4448
Pharmacy Hours
Mon-Fri 9:00AM-9:00PM;Sat 9:00AM-6:00PM;Sun 10:00AM-4:00PM

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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