Safer, More Nutritious Food with tinyML

Early Atomic Age notions, reinforced by science fiction of the era, that radiation might mutate tiny creatures like ants into giant city-destroying beasts now seem rather quaint. We know better now, but the knowledge gained in the intervening years has not alleviated all of our concerns around harnessing this power, but instead has shifted them to more tangible, real-world problems. As a case in point, consider food irradiation.  It is well understood that food irradiation improves food hygiene, reduces spoilage, and extends its shelf life. But as is so often true, there can be too much of a good thing — excessive irradiation can reduce the nutritional content of food, and may also lead to health issues in those that eat the treated foods.

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