Issues in food irradiation
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Published by Supply and Services Canada in [Hull] .
Written in English


  • Radiation preservation of food

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Edition Notes

StatementSusan Mills.
SeriesDiscussion paper, Discussion paper (Science Council of Canada)
ContributionsScience Council of Canada.
LC ClassificationsTP371.8 M55 1987
The Physical Object
Pagination61 p. --
Number of Pages61
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19613914M
ISBN 10066215407

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