Gov’t: Vegetables from inside Fukushima ‘no-go zone’ now ok to ship to stores — Farms preparing crops

Published: April 24th, 2013 at 1:00 pm ET


Title: Recovery from meltdowns patchy
Source: Jiji
Date: April 24, 2013

Tamura, a city about 20 km west of the nuclear plant that was originally in the no-go zone, was moved to the sub-20 millisievert zone in April 2012 and is recovering quickly.

The ban on vegetable shipments from Tamura was lifted last month, making it the first in the no-go zone to receive the green light for sales.

Residents and agricultural cooperatives in the city said that at least two farms are preparing to plant rice and others are planning to grow feed grain.

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Published: April 24th, 2013 at 1:00 pm ET


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61 comments to Gov’t: Vegetables from inside Fukushima ‘no-go zone’ now ok to ship to stores — Farms preparing crops

  • weeman

    That's one way hell of a way to disposing off radioactive isotopes, are they truly insane, pure dead brilliant keep it up.

    • SnorkY2K

      This food poses no danger to Japanese consumers. It will ALL be swapped for american vegetables then the Japanese sourced vegetables will be used in american school lunches under our new you make it we will import it treaty. Schools will not be able to turn it down.

  • We Not They Finally

    I'm sure that the King salmon in Alaska still tastes yummy too. Radiation is the most sinister poisoning agent ever concocted by Man.

  • Sickputer

    The Japanese air radiation monitors (over iron plates and removed soil) say the radiation is pretty well gone. Doesn't everybody eat pie in the sky?

    Oh…you say your pie berries and cherries come from the contaminated soil?

    No matter…Tepco says it is safe…send those Fukushima Prefecture fruits on down to Tokyo markets! Label them as from Osaka.

    Godzilla needs to eat a few nucleocrats and spit out the toxic seeds.

    • dka

      "The Japanese air radiation monitors (over iron plates and removed soil) say the radiation is pretty well gone"

      no no, Tepco clearly says the plants still emits contaminated smokes, and this smoke full of cesium-plutonium (etc…) still accumulates on the soil where it lands.
      There are risk that very tiny pieces of fuel pellets have fallen in the no-go zone used for agriculture.
      Enjoy your meal.

      • We Not They Finally

        "Very tiny pellets"? Good luck on its not containing plutonium. It takes about one MOLECULE of that stuff to do you in. (Not that anything else is "safe.")


    Excuse me let me say this as nicely and PC as I can. What a bunch of fucking assholes!


      sentiments aside KDM, refraining from such language would be appreciated…

      • KDM KDM

        I truly apologize, my emotions get the best of me at times. I'll refrain from such comments.


          again, I appreciate your sentiments KDM. Just keep in mind, we're representing each other and the good people who run this site.

          In the far-flung future, 'others' will be referring-back to this site, to piece together what happened. Each of us has now taken-on the role of scribe. They'll not only want to apprise themselves of these historic 'revelations', they'll also want to know what us 'common folk' were thinking of these horrendous events. Such is an awesome opportunity, that will span great distances and time. And not unlike tattered letters from the 'trenches', they'll appreciate our sad struggle even more, if we maintain civility and discipline…

      • Time Is Short Time Is Short

        Oh,I don't know, AS, considering we are watching the genocide of millions of their own people, and this is just the beginning of world onmicide. We all know this is now all being done on purpose – to kill us all off as quickly as possible.

        It's better than listening to trolls here tell us everything is OK.

        If we don't have a strong stomach now, we aren't going to be ready for what's coming.

        Just a thought.

        • KDM KDM

          Society has taught us that my comment is obscene and disrespectful. What I find obscene, disrespectful, and total disregard to human beings is the way society has handled this whole situation. It's an absolute shame how the Japanese government is handling this.

          • Time Is Short Time Is Short

            This is only more of what has been going on for centuries, and has only been increasing due to the efficiencies provided by the Industrial Revolution:

            'Innocents Betrayed', the recent history of genocides:


            It's every government, KDM, and we are all next.


              awesome documentary TIS. Watched it several months ago. Puts the kibosh on the whole gun-control 'argument'…

              • We Not They Finally

                The best argument for gun control is that this is a country of gun-happy lunatics with 11,000 preventable gun homocides a year. Anyone who says different doesn't care about the 11,000 dead Americans each and every year, compared to just a tiny handful in other "civilized" countries. Sane people find this immensely disgusting. YOUR freedom should not come at the cost of 11,000 dead Americans a year. That would just make YOUR freedom, not "freedom" at all, but homocidal LICENSE to off 11,000 of the rest of us each an every year. Get real!!


                  you obviously have not watched the video WNTF; that or you stomped about the room and raved at the top of your lungs to drown-out what you're obviously unable to consider.

                  Now, please go on record by responding to the following: do you trust government more than your fellow citizen? It's an easy one. A yes or no will suffice…

                • Sickputer

                  The statistics sound terrible…85 gun deaths a day in super power America.

                  But in an unarmed major country like Japan…you have a puppet government propped up and controlled by that super power.

                  So it's great for Japan right? The Japanese people live longer than any other large country in the world (or they used to).

                  But now we have a new factor…the only entity that has guns in Japan controls the 20th century mass media and also the quality of response to the nuclear disaster.

                  Armed rebellion like our 1776 revolution against Britain is now virtually impossible in Japan.

                  The disarmed Japanese people now sit and eat contaminated homegrown foods and water (which the government says is fine). Sure they can march around in million man weekend protest marches in Tokyo, but don't expect any change in government policy.

                  Your government has evolved…your citizens have not. Survival of the fittest and 125 million people are now defenseless against any current or future government policy. Convince me I'm wrong.

            • We Not They Finally

              And… it is also obviously DIFFERENT. Even the most horrendous genocides — once they were over, they were over. The war-torn lands could rebuild. Can't happen with genociding the human genome far as I know. Or the genomes of the food chain going all the way down to plankton. We would all want some miraculous scientific discovery to restore the planet to its natural state, but I cannot even imagine what that might be


                it's obvious WNTF, you're new to all of this. I can only imagine how "Even the most horrendous genocides — once they were over, they were over." would play the at large Jewish community.

                Now, I know you're tired, but you can't leave the table until your veggies are finished…

                • HoTaters HoTaters

                  I wonder what the 40% or so of my mother's non-Nazi, German and Eastern European relatives who were exterminated during/after WWII would have to say? Watching video interviews of older Germans who comment on the rise of Nazis to power is quite revealing.

                  It could be argued the only thing which stands between the U.S. becoming just like Nazi Germany is our right to bear arms and defend ourselves. The legal and technical infrastructure to do much worse is already in place here.

                  History, if not understood fully, is destined to repeat itself.


                  You should read the Army report





                  Common refrain among participants, "I didn't realize I was brainwashed."
                  Wake up and smell the coffee.

                  • HoTaters HoTaters

                    … the Army report on planning for domestic unrest in the U.S. It is quite unsettling. Also — the extent of FEMA camps in the U.S. has finally been revealed, after being rumored to exist for 15 years or more.

                    And as every keystroke and phone call are captured and monitored, one has to ask, "Who are the thought police?"

                    And what about presumption of guilt in 'pre-empting" crimes? Whatever happened to "innocent until proven guilty" ? Answer, we have no rights, and can be secretly stripped of our citizenship, interrogated, tried before a military tribunal, and killed. Like the Soviet Union on steroids. And it's all moving forward by stealth … unless you can connect the dots. Wake up and smell the coffee, while you still can.

                    I wish I could go to a peaceful planet where the ability to think and reason independently wouldn't make me a potential threat to the paranoid ….

                    • HoTaters HoTaters

                      OK, this is OT, but I get tired of these anti-gun rights rants.

                    • AFTERSHOCK AFTERSHOCK

                      Whatever you do HoTaters, don't ever stop! Like predators lurking-about a kiddie park, they're waiting for us to drop our guard. And not unlike those same individuals, some will never admit to the devastating results of their desire for excerpting control over others…

                    • NoPrevarication NoPrevarication


                      "…And what about presumption of guilt in 'pre-empting" crimes?

                      Let's use that one on the top bureaucrats first!

                      Also, don't forget: The same Executive Order by Obama states he can unilaterally take your property as well (including bank accounts as well). That's what it says. Your property.

                    • AFTERSHOCK AFTERSHOCK

                      agreed NoPrevarication…

    • We Not They Finally

      KDM your languauge is totally appropriate.They are without brains common sense and any kind of understanding Greed has strange bedfellows…

  • WindorSolarPlease

    I do believe that area and any area that got hit by this radiation is radiated, and will be for a very long time. People should not eat that food.

    Ways to totally decontaminate the world would be nice right now.
    Does anyone know if cooking the food help in decontaminating it?

  • Time Is Short Time Is Short

    "Does anyone know if cooking the food help in decontaminating it?"


    • pcjensen

      probably like the burning of radiation waste, cooking of contaminated food would probably release some of the rads into the kitchen air. radiation can not be destroyed.

    • WindorSolarPlease

      Well there goes my hopeful thinking

    • We Not They Finally

      Think NOT. However, apparently washing the raw food in filtered water with some BAKING SODA in it, does offer a bit of protection. Also put several handfuls of baking soda in the bath if you take baths instead of showers.

  • wetpwcas1 wetpwcas1

    Those singed trade agreements with Japn right after the crisis will never addmit any wrong doing as these food products make its way into the US food chain, just like the powedered milk from Russia that was mixed with other products like baby milk & other foods. Look to yourself to grow & know what you are eating & drinking & record all illnesses that would never been in your family history for the future to see, if there is any one who left! GOD be with all!

    • Sickputer

      wpc1 sez.."just like the powdered milk from Russia that was mixed with other products like baby milk"

      SP: Let's give credit where credit is due. Russia invented powdered milk over 100 years ago and that is a good thing.

      What is not so good was the 2008 plastic milk scandal in China:

      "China has executed two people for their role in a scandal involving tainted milk powder that resulted in six children dying, officials have said.

      More than 300,000 other infants were made ill from milk powder contaminated with melamine, an industrial chemical used to make plastics and fertilizer."

      Chinese merchants in 2007 also sold tainted toxic toothpaste to many countries, toxic cough syrup that killed 51 people in Panama, and plastic-enhanced pet food that killed thousands of pets in many countries.

      Their head man for their drug and safety division was executed for that crime in 2007:

      " China executed its former top food and drug regulator on Tuesday for taking bribes to approve untested medicine, as the Beijing leadership scrambled to show that it was serious about improving the safety of Chinese products."

  • DeSwiss DeSwiss

    A free dosimeter with your 10th purchase!
    (Or certified death certificate)

  • jakester1972

    KDM I fully agree with your first comment, and am not offended one bit. I also relize there are people a lot more easily offended than me however. Thanks for being the one to say what I was thinking 😉

  • Japan has a lot of people to feed. Nobody has any testing equipment to prove the food is not safe. Nobody will know if the meat they eat was fed feed grown near the melt down. The authorities are no different in the States. Food labelling laws are lax, as in Canada. If you have exess anger energy put it to good use fixing something close to home. Fukushima is a blueprint for how it will go down when one of your old GE nuke plants melt down.


    Well the good ole GE Mark 1 reactor hasn't been so good to my family and I. My grandfather and one of my uncles worked at a facility with these reactors. My grandfather developed a brain tumor and died three months after it was discovered. My uncle has also been battling cancer for some time now. My other uncle and cousin lived downstream from another nuclear plant with the same reactors. My cousin died at the early age of twenty eight of heart failure, uncle died of cancer throughout his body. I'm sorry I've offended some but I've been very much offended!

  • HoTaters HoTaters

    "We are human fuel rods," to quote one Fukushima resident in a prior Enenews story.

    But the food is safe to eat.

  • MaT-MaT

    If I remember correctly, the no-go zone was really badly set by tepco, because the nucleides irregularly spread around fukushima daishi (can't find the reference right now, sorry). So you had some places in the no-go zone without any radiation problem and some zone outside with high level of radiation. So it may be not too dangerous for this city to sell its food again. I would be more concerned about the region outside the no-go zone…

    • redwing redwing

      The problem of course is that when you institute a testing regimen designed to under-report radiation, you don't get the data needed to draw a truly accurate no-go zone.

      It isn't just that they are lying. It's that they are basing policy on their own lies!

      It's fail, but just not your usual run-of-the-mill fail. This is fail to the power of 100. We got to go to math to describe just how huge a failure this is.

      The most lethal psychosis yet experienced by man. Right there. Shit, you can almost touch it.

  • AGreenRoad AGreenRoad

    Radiation Safety Standards for Food: Comparing Chernobyl vs Fukushima; via A Green Road

    Low Level Nuclear Radiation In Food And Water

  • dosdos dosdos

    Abe's new math: 30 year half-life for Cs137, naturally safe in two years.

  • ftlt

    Fukushima is the new "denial"

  • Flapdoodle Flapdoodle

    Is there any chance an outhouse could go critical?

    • PhilipUpNorth PhilipUpNorth

      Your question may have been facetious, Flapdoodle. The truth is that we are suddenly in a world of "new science". Nothing like Fukushima has happened before. Three nuclear reactors gone, and MOX fuel launched miles high into the atmosphere. There will be plenty of opportunity for science to study what will happen now.

      The human race was smart enough to build these nuclear death machines, but not smart enough to protect the machines from the challenges that Nature presented. Fukushima was a demonstration that humanity is not equipped to operate nuclear power. But humanity seems determined not to take this opportunity to safely decommission all nuckear plants. Soon, we may have mushroom clouds appearing above outhouses.

  • We Not They Finally

    THe Government wants to protect the radioactive fish industry and the radioactive milk industry and all the industries that sell radioactive products..If this isnt totally pathetic what is?

  • i am unable to read the HUGE copyright thing on simply info article..a king of bloggers dyslexia.. but this rancid food isnt being bought by the locals.. 🙂 so heres the link

    Contaminated Rice Piles Up, Veggies From The Evacuation Zone And Over Limit Towns Reopen

  • residents fight back!
    Fukushima and Miyagi “less than one bequerel campaign for children” gets underway!

    MIRMC Report 21 宮城県白石温麺(ウーメン)ベクレル調査
    The less than one bequerel campaign has released a video as evidence of their work..

  • Yes, we have some fish for you from Walmart too:

    Major grocers sell canned fish years past shelf life
    Wal-Mart admits mistake after woman complains; Safeway orders audit

    [By Kathy Tomlinson, CBC News Posted: Feb 25, 2013 5:06 AM ET Last Updated: Feb 25, 2013 2:23 PM ET]

    "A woman who bought lobster pâté at a Wal-Mart recently and felt ill after eating it said she was shocked to find the can should have been pulled from circulation more than a year ago.

    “It was scary. Very frightening,” said Margaret Radomski, 78, of Leduc, Alta. “So, then I thought, how did this get on the shelf? There is something wrong here.”

    Radomski said the Clover Leaf pâté smelled and tasted too fishy. A few hours after eating it, she said she felt odd.

    “I started to see stars in my eyes … a crawling sensation on my face,” she said. “I got weak in my legs.”

    Radomski is convinced it was the pâté that made her feel sick, because she said she is normally healthy and has no allergies.

    She checked the bottom of the can and found it had a “best before” date of July 2011 — a year and a half before she bought it."