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Tuesday, 17 June 2014

Fukushima Farmers Growing Food In Radioactively Contaminated Lands, Then Exporting It, Won't Eat It Themselves

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The farmer in the video above states he is farming full time inside of Fukushima province, where the ground is highly radioactively contaminated. The equivalent area near Chernobyl was evacuated and is now a no go zone, where no one can live, farm, build, fish, hunt or do anything at all. He makes the point that he is working in his radiation contaminated fields, and he cannot measure any hot spots while he is doing his farming in this radioactive soil, nor can he protect himself. He is also breathing in the radiation dust from the soil that the tractor and wind kicks up. Who is protecting him? 

He is growing rice in the Fukushima area. The rice measured higher than 100 Bq/kg of radiation, so what happens to this rice? It is legal in Japan to mix this radiation contaminated rice with 'cleaner' rice, and then sell it both domestically and abroad, as long as the end product has less than 100 Bq/kg total. But does that solve the problem of negative health issues resulting from eating this contaminated rice?

Fukuhima Farmer: I’m full of rage — I refuse to leave and let go of this anger and grief — People in Tokyo don’t know what’s really happening here — I’m completely contaminated (VIDEO) January 27, 2012

NHK Special: Farmer in Fukushima no-go zone finds “certain abnormalities in his herd” — Cancer Professor: “I wonder what discoloration is… study could be relevant to humans” (VIDEO)  September 10, 2013

Rice grown nearby Fukushima plant cleared for sale — Farmer: “I would not dare eat it… We feel guilty about growing it and selling it” (VIDEO) August 29th, 2013

TV: Mystery spots on Fukushima cows ignored by gov’t — Veterinarian: It’s extremely important, Japan has to think of what to do with this problem (VIDEO) August 16th, 2013

CNBC: “Cow terrorism” from government’s push to restart reactors — Nuclear power is unwelcome, Japan public fearful and resentful (VIDEO) June 14th, 2013

Fukushima Doctor: Many who were robust farmers are unable to stand up without help — They look completely different now May 19th, 2013

Rice planted 10 miles from Fukushima Daiichi — Residents can’t stay in town overnight — “Intended for sale” December 1st, 2012

“Probable Game-Changer”: Special issue of Bulletin of Atomic Scientists shows EXIT from nuclear power brings economic and environmental benefits — ‘Startling’ findings
 October 15th, 2012

Watch: Fukushima beef being shipped to US restaurants (VIDEO) September 6th, 2012

Yomiuri: Only farmer left in Fukushima town ships broccoli and lettuce to supermarkets — “His vegetables are tasty and have a rich flavor” August 20th, 2012

Radiation checks of food in Japan are only 1 percent of what Belarus checked in past year -Bloomberg March 18th, 2012

Fukushima is adversely affecting neighboring countries says Nobel Prize-winning author — “What is the most important ethic for humans to act is not to destroy conditions that are necessary for the next generation to live” March 14th, 2012

Nuclear Insider: Surprise at how much cesium is moving through environment — Crops with no direct contact to Fukushima fallout still highly contaminated (VIDEO) March 13th, 2012 | 

PBS Newshour: Cesium killed pine trees as far as you can see — Are there animals that can live here? No, no (VIDEO) March 12th, 2012

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