Radioactive Beef sold to Public

As was written about in a previous post, radioactive food was being distrubuted in Shizuoka and other prefectures.

Now the main news media has confirmed this. Sad that even farmers don`t care about their fellow human beings.
The almight Yen seems more important to some people.


The Japan Times:

“Excessive levels of radioactive cesium were found in the distributed beef kept at a restaurant in the city of Shizuoka and at a wholesaler in Tokyo, according to the officials.

The agriculture ministry will conduct safety inspections on all farms that raise cattle for beef, or about 260 in all, in areas of Fukushima Prefecture that are subject to resident evacuations of varying degree.

On Monday, the Fukushima Prefectural Government separately began inspections at farms in connection with the shipments.

“Eating only a portion of the meat will not cause a great deal of damage to one’s health,” said Goshi Hosono, state minister in charge food safety.

Cesium 137 has a half-life of about 30 years, while the half-life of cesium 134 is about two years. If it enters the body, it may spread to muscle and other organs, and cause cancer.

The beef from the 11 cows processed at the Tokyo plant has been found to contain radioactive cesium three to six times the allowable level, and was not shipped to markets.” Read More


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