Fukushima in Our Food

Radiation from Japan is showing up in our food. Shouldn't we do something about it?

As the crippled reactors in Japan continue to emit radiation into the environment, the risk grows that it will appear in our food. Radiation has already been detected in trace amounts in milk across the U.S., and in strawberries, kale and other vegetables in California.

While those are agricultural products, there's little doubt that radiation at some trace amount also may make it into processed food.

The emerging reality of the ongoing nuclear reactor crisis in Fukushima, Japan, now in its fourth month, is that it is not under control at all. Three of the six reactors are in meltdown. The crippled reactors are acting like a huge dirty bomb, emitting significant quantities of radioactive isotopes that are, in fact, contaminating our air, water, soil and food in a steady stream that may continue for a long time.

Read the full article at our sister publication FoodProcessing.com

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