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Japan slow to close door on nuclear food

mdsolar (1045926) writes | about 3 years ago

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mdsolar writes "Somehow, when much of the world was worried about nuclear fallout from Japan, it never occurred to thousands of farmers and government officials that radioactive particles spewing into eastern Japan since March might end up in the food chain via rice straw left outside to dry.

Either that, or after the meltdown at the Fukushima nuclear power plant farmers and officials knowingly ignored public safety concerns to profit from the sale of straw, cows and other perishable food items before they would have to be thrown out, slaughtered or burned.

That straw, eaten by at least 2,900 cows that were possibly consumed by thousands of humans, is causing perhaps the biggest food scare ever in Japan, a country that prides itself on its healthy, homegrown diet."

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