Report: Asahi TV show airs photos of mutated plants in Tokyo — Same program to feature dire situation at No. 4 fuel pool — Asked audience to send in more examples (PHOTO)

Published: April 19th, 2012 at 9:49 pm ET


Via Fukushima Diary on April 18, 2012:

[…] A news reporter showed this mutated dandelion in the TV show “Morning bird” of TV asahi. 2 flowers from one huge stem. 20 of them are growing close to each other in Tokyo. Maybe the dandelions were stressed. The TV show is asking for more pictures of mutated plants. […]

SOURCE: Asahi TV's 'Morning Bird'

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SOURCE: Asahi TV's 'Morning Bird'

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Published: April 19th, 2012 at 9:49 pm ET


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59 comments to Report: Asahi TV show airs photos of mutated plants in Tokyo — Same program to feature dire situation at No. 4 fuel pool — Asked audience to send in more examples (PHOTO)

  • CB CB

    Tokyo should have been evacuated 3/11/11.

    • CB CB

      Related: Doctor finds Uranium and Zirconium in Tokyo resident’s fingernails — “We are becoming nuclear fuel rods" rods” October 25th, 2011

    • kintaman kintaman

      I evacuated my family from Tokyo. I was not going to wait around for these lying criminal monsters to tell us we should leave as I knew they never would.

      We are all responsible for our own lives and cannot depend on corrupt evil people to save us. They will have the deaths of many hundreds of thousands on their hands as well as the destruction of their great nation and culture.

      In my opinion they, and their families should all be put on site at the reactors to clean up manually until it is done (which I realize will be never).

      Note: when I say "they" I am referring to the following:

      * The Japanese authorities…especially the one who said "no immediate impact" we all know who he is.
      * TEPCO upper management and all CEO's (present and past).
      * Nuclear "experts" who appeared before people and on TV and lied to all. *Smile*
      * News media who deceived the public and did not perform their duty to tell the people of the dangers.
      * IAEA. This goes without saying.

      I am sure there are many other guilty parties but this is my list.
      They should all be forced to suffer the consequences of what they have brought to the people of Japan and the world. They are monsters plain and simple, disgusting monsters.

    • Arizonan Arizonan

      I just googled "mutated dandelion" and people have already put up a lot of photos/youtube from different places. Some of these are from before 3-11-2011, most are from afterwards.

    • rockster

      Why can't they use heavily lead lined cranes and bulldozers to deal with this? Why isn't there worldwide attention to the problem on this/? This is a world wide emergency!

  • How about 200 Fukushimas, yeah that would stink

    The endgame of the Keynesian experiment started around 1980

    Lots of infrastructure was built around that time. Money started flowing, taxes started increasing.

    Lots of facilities work well for around 30 to 40 years.

    All that stuff, the nuke plants, the electrical grid itself is reaching the point of being just too old.

    Look at the amazing increase in severe power outages.

    Nukers tell me how the power grid is "robust" and how that it could easily handle a Carrington event, and that things can and would be disconnected in time.

    What a bunch of hogwash. Do you think that a corporation will shut down their grid pre-emptively on a "maybe" No way. Swing for the fence and if they strike out….well then the public pays the cost.

    In the case of nukers, that means a good portion of 450 nuke plants will melt down on a massive grid failure. And that will be the end. The Mad Max days won't even last long, probably not even 6 months.

    Review the Carrington here

  • Should I send in the pics and videos I have from the ones in Maine, Michigan, Washigton State, BC, Alberta, and North Germany that have all been found in the past week??

    Check out Mutation Watch on Facebook.

    • What-About-The-Kids

      Our dandelions in our yard in N. Seattle are huge this year! Some look more like chrysanthemums than our typical dandelions. I think the cesium gave them an extra boost in their growth…? But sadly, I've seen double-fused small apples on a young apple tree in our neighbor's yard last Fall, and lots and lots of black spots on leaves and holes in leaves (which I wondered if they were from slugs or bugs, but these weren't on the edges of the leaves but in the middle of the leaves as if the holes were burnt through.)

      Also we have a rusty red top on a nearby pine tree (just the very top), and a flowering tree whose small, delicate leaves (like a miniature maple) are wilted over along with their blossoms. Seems they just don't have the strength to straighten out so far this spring. 🙁 I keep hoping they will as they get more sunshine and warmth as the days warm up and lengthen…One can hope…

        • CB CB

          Someone posted earlier this year about the color of the leaves here in Virginia. The leaves here have a hint of brown. So does some other foliage. What is this called? Anyone here with details? It looks like a dry summer foliage.

        • What-About-The-Kids

          Thanks for the link, Stock. I just posted on your website. 🙂 Is that huge number of dandelions typical? I couldn't see the close up details, but could see the huge amount of them you have.

          I assumed from your enenews name you were in Hawaii, but your blog says you're in the Midwest? Which State?

        • MaidenHeaven MaidenHeaven

          That number of dandelions is indicative of high nitrogen content. Although classed as a weed they do help increase nitrogen in the soil which benefits other plants. Tomatoes would grow well as long as you did not get rid of all the dandelions. 😛

          As to anything about radiation I have no idea.

          • What-About-The-Kids

            Interesting! Thanks, MaidenHeaven. I am learning new things here all the time. Do you have your own vegetable garden?

            • MaidenHeaven MaidenHeaven

              Your welcome. I did & quite enjoyed it 7 grew awesome tomatoes. 😉

              • MaidenHeaven MaidenHeaven

                the 7 = &

                • What-About-The-Kids

                  Yum! My dear mother had an amazing cherry tomato bush that suddenly started growing in her front yard. She thought it must have been due to birds dropping some seeds in her yard.

                  It was so prolific that she always had tons of tomatoes on it. It started to overtake her planter, so she tried to cut it down. It grew back and darned if it didn't keep on producing those amazing tomatoes! 😀 LOL

                  My mother had the most amazing green thumb of anyone I've ever met. She also loved her rose garden and had endless enjoyment from working in her yard.

                  Unfortunately, I did not inherit my mother's green thumb. 🙁 But I have a sneaking feeling that growing a good garden can be learned, with the right teacher and tools. 🙂

        • Ron

          I posted a comment about this maybe a month ago. I've seen dandelions growing freakishly here in California, with almost a "witches broom" effect. I found one which had two still mostly fused, but partially separated heads growing on one wide stock. Unfortunately I did not have a camera so I took it home by which time it had wilted. It was an obvious mutation. Dandelions might be a good specimens for study for radiation related accidents.

        • briarpatch

          I'm really concerned about Roundup's actual formulation and whether or not lots of these deformities we're seeing is really this poison working it's magic.
          This stuff does spread much farther than the old guidelines FDA is using for this new hypertoxic stuff.

          Have you asked your neighbor about applying this stuff or any herbicides?

          What concerns me is attributing everything to fuku when it might be those devils at monsanto.

      • Radio VicFromOregon

        The rusty topped tree sounds like pine beetle. The beetle eats the paper-thin lining under the bark that delivers water and food to the whole tree. The top dies first, turning rust, then as nutrients fail to get up the trunk, the whole tree eventually dies in about 6 months to a year. While this is a natural occurrence, the trees that can't fight off the beetle are already unhealthy or very stressed from pollution, poor conditions, overcrowding, and yes, radiation. This is where the winners and losers come in – one life form will benefit from higher radiation while another will succumb. But, it becomes unbalanced and wide spread, like an epidemic, which is what is happening with bark beetle and pine beetle throughout North America. The descriptions you gave of your other plants sounds like something is impacting much of the fauna and flora big and small. This is when our plants, too, are going to need extra care and attention.

        • CB CB

          Hi Vic! I've seen no Beetles, but I have not looked. Tree leaves, grass, flowers leaves, and bushes are lightly tinted brown. Not all but more than half.

        • What-About-The-Kids

          Thanks, Vic. The tree seems healthy otherwise (well, one side of it is missing needles in a large area, but I was assuming our tree trimmers from the city trimmed that side since that is where the telephone lines are? Not sure. But I have also noticed many baby pine-like trees that were planted pre-Fuku that all turned the same rusty brown after last Spring's fallout. 🙁

          • What-About-The-Kids

            Hmm…now that you mention the beetle infestation possibility, I have noticed a couple of mocking birds in our area having a hey day boring into some dead trees. Seems I've noticed a lot more dead trees, (our neighbor's just cracked right in half and the top half fell down into our street a couple of month's ago), as well as many other trees in our forested area leaning over this past year.

            Disease? Radiation? The effects of breathing in the barium, aluminum and silver oxide being sprayed in our skies (a.k.a. "chemtrails") for purposes of weather modification or radiation remediation? Too much bombardment by Electromagnetic Frequencies or radar or cell towers? Solar flares? A combination of any or all of the above? Or just natural attrition? Who knows…?

      • What-About-The-Kids

        Also forgot to mention the strange white fungus-like substance that grew all over some plants that were growing next to and below our deck and the water spouts last Spring and Summer after 3/11: Never had seen that before, and this year, have only seen a small bit of it on a couple plants.

        I read somewhere about a fungus that actually ate radioisotopes, so I am assuming that was what it was. But have not had it tested so I don't know for sure.

        • What-About-The-Kids

          Just riffing on that idea of the fungus eating radiation: What if a lot of the ill health we've been seeing in people, plants and animals is due to this type of fungus growing in/on the host organism? Not a pleasant thought I know, but I just read an article in a Health column in the news this week about fungi and its affect on health. Just some random thoughts…

          • What-About-The-Kids

            Here's an article mentioning the new study just published in Nature about the fungus issue affecting so many food crops and animals, etc. worldwide. Amazingly, they believe 70% of extinctions from infectious diseases are caused by a fungus!


            "Tackle Fungal Forces to Save Crops, Forests and Endangered Animals, Say Scientists

            "ScienceDaily (Apr. 11, 2012) — More than 600 million people could be fed each year by halting the spread of fungal diseases in the world's five most important crops, according to research published April 11 in the journal Nature.

            "Furthermore, data reviewed by scientists suggests that in 70% of cases where infectious disease causes the extinction of a type of animal or plant, an emerging species of fungus is behind the problem. Evidence suggests this figure is increasing.

            "The scientists behind the study, from the University of Oxford, Imperial College London, and institutions in the US, are calling for new solutions to prevent the proliferation of existing and emerging fungal infections in plants and animals in order to prevent further loss of biodiversity and food shortages in the future."

            more at the link above…

        • Linda

          powdery mildew?

          • What-About-The-Kids

            Could be, Linda, but I don't really knoe plant issues much so I couldn't identify powdery mildew or a fungus. Have you had it on your plants?

    • HoTaters HoTaters

      Thanks for posting. I've found some nasty ones in the Suisun Bay area in No. Calif. lately, too. Found a redwood tree with all of its cones fused together — no openings for the seed to come out. Definitely mutants unless it's an exotic redwood disease (which I doubt because every single cone on the tree is messed up).

      Will get the pics soon & post a link to Photobucket and FB.

      Appreciate your posting this! Did you also put this info. at the Forum section? Please do!

  • TheBigPicture TheBigPicture

    There'd be no problem if we simply not allow nuclear reactors. This is very doable, by the way.

    • richard richard

      no offence, but that's a very naive statement.

      there is too much power and money way beyond the scope of your, great, idea.

      you will not stop them without a fight. a war. because TPTB will simply just keep marching all over us. they need to be brought down .. because they will never play by your rules otherwise, never.

      so, again, no disrespect, but it's not doable.

      We are the Luddites of the 21st Century. The Luddites put up a fight, but lost.

      In fact, they were fighting to prevent what is happening today. We now carry the torch that tried to prevent the industrial revolution – now trying to burn down the nuke revolution – do you see where this is going to go ?

  • Thats what it will take, pictures ,,, videos of all the ills these nukes have rot ! Deformed Babies should be shown to the world !

  • Well if we are the Luddites of the 21st century, our strategy needs to change. The Luddites destroyed privately owned manufactoring plants. Please don't try to destroy a nuclear plant. And put away your shotgun, Bubba. You'll just give us bad press. Seems to be some type of Info War. I am not a big Alex Jones fan but he has coined a useful term. Maybe economic warfare is the way to go but tell me can you really live without the economy? I don't know the answers but giving up sure isn't one of them.

    • voltscommissar

      Their hands in our pockets NO MORE: Compete against energy monopolies, follow the money by starving them of income. If you rent or own your home, you can radically conserve energy. Gradually repopulate the premises with ULTRA-efficient appliances: fridge, w/machine, gas cooking/heating, evaporative cooling. Throw away the toaster, microwave and electric kettle (I did say radical!!) Go crumpled: throw away the big screen home theater, iron and ironing board too. Go on, you know you want to. If you can get consumption down to 1 or 2 kWh per person per day, then off-grid solar becomes a realistic and profitable alternative to staying on the grid. Starve nuke and coal into the ground by getting their hands out of your pockets!!

      P.S. I went off-grid 12 months ago with a VERY radically small system, and have never felt better about the freedom from utility bills. The frugal system cost only about $3K DIY. (I live alone, and I must confess it can be trying during cloudy weather)

  • Radio VicFromOregon

    This is the first time that single individuals without a lot of power can get an image out to the world. We don't have to control the airwaves. We just have to broadcast the pictures. I agree completely with you on this xdrfox.

  • Let me quote from the opening pages of Adbusters magazine 100th edition.

    "We awoke one morning to the dark realization that humanity is being dragged into a black hole of ecological, financial and spiritual catastrophe…that our democracy has been seized by a corporatocracy…that every day two hundred species of plant, insect, bird and mammal become forever extinct…that a deluge of advertising is sleepwalking our civilization to the brink of insanity…and that unless we fight back in the most visceral and creative way possible all will be lost."

    Mark sez God Bless and Good Luck

  • skizexq skizexq

    Nothing to see here, folks, move along, shop til you drop…

  • Finch Finch

    This is not scientific. The plant is dandelion, which shows a broad variety of genetic abberations without any relation to ionizing radiation. And this muppet-show in Japan with all this puppy-cartoon style in such terrible colors – this is where the protest against this long-term poisoning of our biosphere goes to?
    We urgently need reliable and serious partners, otherwise the nuclear gang simply will go on destroying the environment without any consequences. With dandelion and cartoons, they simply laugh about us.

    • Carbon 14

      There is contamination in Tokyo, we know that through the efforts of locals as well as people like Arnie Gundersen. However, a few strange dandelions are not (yet) a sign of 'the big one.'

      As for the 'puppy-cartoon' style, that is Japanese 'cute culture.' It's one way of communicating ideas to a populace in a non-confrontational manner. Think of Kermit the Frog in an Arbor Day advertisement, but on a national, society-wide scale.

      • voltscommissar

        Cute Culture Nukes: think the Stay-Puft man as seen in Ghost Busters. Cute but dangerous! 😉

    • What-About-The-Kids

      Finch, I definitely see your point, and I think we all agree such simple anecdotal observations do not prove anything in a scientific manner. The point of all of us sharing our experiences and observations in this post-Fuku world is that in doing so, patterns may start to emerge, and insight may be gained that would then warrant further scientific investigation.

      We're just trying to be helpful by acting as witnesses. Because prior to 3/11, most of us were unaware of the dangers of radiation exposure or its affects on plants, animals or humans, and most of us knew little about just how many people are being exposed to radiation near NPPs without their knowledge. However, we now have eyes opened and are more than just a little curious to see if we can indeed notice the affects of life forms being exposed to fallout in our environment.

      If nothing else, it is one way to better prepare ourselves in efforts to shield ourselves and our families from whatever radiation exposure we can, while learning ways to mitigate any exposure we have received or may receive.

      I'm not worried about nasty nukers laughing. They have no right to laugh and instead, should hang their heads in shame at the evil they have wrought upon our planet.

  • Radiation free gardening techniques,98.0.html

    I know there are also many gardening techniques mentioned at the ene combat rad forum…hope to move them over to RC asap

    Studies of the effects of ionizing radiation on humans,152.0.html

  • stopnp stopnp

    My friends on the west coast are finally starting to listen…

    • Bobby1

      The health reports I am seeing here lately, skin problems, thyroid, extended in time flu symptoms, fatigue, memory problems, stomach and bowel issues, all have to do with compromised immune systems. Most of them seem to be from the west coast.