Irradiation is costly, can affect health adversely, and often uses nuclear waste. Even its mooted role as a steriliser is questionable. When people are informed about irradiation, they often reject it in the marketplace.
Human health issues
Animal feed and irradiation
In 2009 the irradiation of cat food was banned in Australia after nearly one hundred cats became ill and many died. This has prompted many pet food companies to review their policies regarding irradiation, recognising pet health concerns. The Australian government has yet to recognise that similar risks exist for human health.
Dodgy research and questionable uses of irradiation are being used to facilate it’s acceptance worldwide.