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What is X-ray for products and how will it help to prevent the global hunger?

The global task of any country is to provide citizens with healthy foods and clean water full and complete.

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) proclaims the Ionizing Radiation Technology (IRT) as environmentally responsible and the most productive way of processing foods and other products. It guarantees total quality of product processing and prolonging shelf life. By the way, this technology has been successfully used by most countries of the world within last 50 years.

IRT - accelerated electrons and X-Ray radiation - acts by generation of ionizing radiation with accelerators of electrons. Its radiation strikes the products into the marrow destroying pathogenic germs, injurious insects, their larvae, etc. By this means, all products are submitted to phytosanitary processing saving their organoleptic properties.

According to big data, by 2025 many countries will prohibit import of products processed with gas and prohibit fumigation with chemicals on the territory of their countries.

So, one may aquire quite a lot benefits while using IRT in processing of foods and agricultural products:
  • prolonging shelf life of products by total destroying of injurious insects and inhibition of some types of products
  • destroying pathogenic germs, injurious insects, their larvae, including species that can't be killed with gas
  • 100% garantee of phytosanitary processing
  • the processing with ionizing radiation is eco-friendly as no chemicals are used in it, it needs only electricity
  • the processing can be held autonomously by using mobile electrical power sources
  • processing is possible for any products with tight packaging as well as without any packaging at all
  • the processing can be held in bulk, boxes, on pallets and in bags
  • temperature of processing products can vary from -18°C to +50°C
  • processing of all size products
Having the sterilizing centre with IRT can give great benefits for country:
  • Opportunity to withdraw gas usage for phytosanitary processing of products for export or import as well as products for domestic market
  • In case of force-majeure conditions – independence from supplement of gas and other raw materials which require constant refill
  • Capability to provide the phytosanitary processing of importing/exporting products as well as products for domestic market in case of force-majeure conditions
  • having alternative sources for phytosanitary processing
  • opportunity of domestic marketing development
  • increasing the volume of exporting products
  • guaranteed phytosanitary control pass in countries of exports
  • guarantee of product sales full and complete through prolonging dates of expiration
  • possible usage of the center for sterilizing the other types of products, f.ex., food packaging, pallets and other materials
  • providing new work places
  • holding scientific research in processing of agricultural products with ionizing radiation
  • reducing intestinal diseases of population in the country
  • developing of agricultural sector of economics
According to the IAEA, irradiating foods helps to eliminate or neutralize harmful microbial contaminants without altering the taste or texture of foods and without leaving residues. "Ionizing radiation is gentle on food, but not on microbes or invasive pests," said Carl Blackburn, Food Irradiation Specialist at the Joint FAO/IAEA Centre.
Currently, about 925 million people around the world – one in seven of us – are going hungry
All farmers use pesticides, including organic farmers. The difference is organic farmers can only use pesticides from natural sources. But both synthetic and natural pesticides have various levels of toxicity.

Between 26 and 40 percent of the world's potential crop production is lost annually because of weeds, pests and diseases. Without crop protection, these losses could easily double.

Food crops must compete with 30,000 species of weeds, 3,000 species of worms and 10,000 species of plant-eating insects. And threats don't stop once crops leave fields – bugs, molds and rodents can all cause damage in storage. Over decades farmers have been using pesticides to prolong the life of crops and prevent post-harvest losses.

But technologies are making progress. Numerous researches and experiments that have started in the 70s of the last century showed the great effect of radiation technologies on different types of products including agricultural sector. #irradiationtechnology

While processing seeds with electron beams (eBeam) the necessity of using pesticides and other chemical help is reduced to minimum. Processed seeds grow faster and the component which was evolutionary directed in the certain type of plant is highly increased. For example, ionized carrot seeds increase carotene concentration, beetroot increases its sucrose, potatoes – its starch.
When the crop is done it also can be submitted to processing with ionizing radiation to keep it safe and provide long shelf life. #safecrop
Using Nuclear Science to Boost Plant Biodiversity
For more than 80 years, mutation breeding has been a fundamental and highly successful tool in the global efforts to feed an ever increasing and nutritiously demanding population. The method uses radiation to expose seeds or other plant materials, which are then grown for two to four generations to identify new but rare mutants. Uniform breeding materials are then produced, tested in the field and compared to existing varieties, before finally being released to farmers. Using this method, thousands of crop varieties have been generated, delivering high yields, tolerance to diseases, increased nutritional value and improved resilience to the effects of climate change.
Beamcomplex is a research and manufacturing company in the field of nuclear physics. The company produces block sterilization complexes with electron accelerators.

The complex is unique as it is a readymade set of modular type products for quick installing directly at objects (sterilization centers, production facilities, warehouse terminals).

The main concept: ''Quick set - quick work start''