Leftovers: Local gov’ts testing school lunches AFTER children have already eaten -Yomiuri

Published: January 28th, 2012 at 2:18 pm ET
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Title: Radiation testing on school lunches differs
Source: The Yomiuri Shimbun
Date: Jan 28, 2012

[...] According to data compiled by the Fukushima prefectural board of education, 33 of the 59 municipalities in the prefecture test school lunches for radiation.

Using two radiation measuring instruments, the Koriyama municipal government checks school lunches only once a week, although ingredients left over from lunches on the other four school days also are tested. This means that some tests are carried out after the schoolchildren have eaten their lunch. [...]

Parents are puzzled why some local governments conduct tests after the children have already eaten lunch, while others do so before lunch.

“It’s strange why municipalities use different testing methods,” a 37-year-old woman living in Koriyama said. “They should test the ingredients before children have lunch.”

The woman, who has a 7-year-old daughter, said that in the wake of the disaster at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant she stopped her daughter from drinking milk with her school lunch. [...]

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Published: January 28th, 2012 at 2:18 pm ET
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46 comments to Leftovers: Local gov’ts testing school lunches AFTER children have already eaten -Yomiuri

  • skizexq skizexq

    “It’s strange why municipalities use different testing methods…”
    not really: it’s more ‘order out of chaos.’
    It seems to me that they would check the food at the point of origin before it is shipped to the schools or processing plants, so, if raditaion levels are too high they have time to find another source before the kids miss lunch… But that makes too much sense. Of course if you radically changed the acceptable levels of what is safe ???
    Packs upon packs of lies…


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  • Whoopie Whoopie

    JPN govt’s Fukushima Nuke-Plant Accident investigat­ion committee’­s official web is now hacked w/ dirty words. http://icanps.go.jp/

    DO NOT CLICK THAT LINK – I posted it for how bizarre it is.
    It says: I F**KED YOUR SITE

    DR-MTMRD 2000-2200

    Regards To All Attackers From K.S.A
    BTW nothing happens when you DO CLICK IT…not that I know of. :)


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  • or-well

    So 26 out of 56 municipalities are NOT testing lunches.
    What about the several Prefectures bordering Fukushima and the Municipalities in them that came under plumes and are food production areas?
    Testing at end use and not at source or processing should be a “failsafe” check, part of defense-in-depth, not a one last chance half-assed attempt to keep kids safe.
    Somebody here recently said something like a subservient people deserve tyranny. Maybe they do, but their children don’t.


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  • jec jec

    Heck the kids have already been fed the radioactive meats, vegies and milk. Now no proof of where the radiation came from internally. The schools start the “testing” with a clean slate…probably a lot less in the food chain now vs April..or not. Still contaminated. Almost an entire year of radioactive fallout –now they test?????


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  • Alice Alice

    Let me get this straight. I’m a little dim to catch on.

    So if you test the lunch after it’s been eaten, would that show a lower radioactive level since most of the nuclides may, possibly, probably been ingested?

    Wait, maybe some municipalities test the food while others are testing the lunch box itself?

    I used to laugh at the saying, “The inmates are in charge of the asylum.” Somehow it doesn’t seem so funny anymore.


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    • Bones Bones

      The levels of radioactivity would be the same probably, if it is evenly distributed. This way they escape criticism when the children eat contaminated food. I am sure certain principles were told by the government to “check” the food after the children eat. Force it upon them and they will adapt to it without much complaint.


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  • I bet they use the averaging system of testing what is left over…

    Dump all food into a huge garbage bin. Mix it all up to ‘average’ the radiation reading, and then test a tiny portion of it.

    That is how they do the food and drink testing over there…

    Crazy is as crazy does… kids are drinking loonie water, and eating loonie tunes food, with loonie results.

    Welcome to loonie tunes land, where everyone is forced to sing a radioactive note, off key of course.

    I heard that the schools pressure parents to force their kids to drink and eat everything, including contaminated milk, at school.

    We cannot have a few loons refusing the ‘healthy’ school milk and meat now can we?

    This is a democracy, where EVERYONE will be FORCED to comply.


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    • Whoopie Whoopie

      WTH “This suggests that the uranium nano particles have been engineered by design or (thought out) to traverse long distances and effect certain parts of the body effectively due to the continual application of sea water into the reactors at the Fukushima Diachi nuclear power plant in Japan.


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      • HoTaters

        With all due respect, where is the “cause and effect” relationship or proof of what the author’s arguments at the Intel Hub? Sources of these allegations were not given. There wasn’t much of a logical construct for this argument. How does the author think we’re supposed to make the connection between his hypothesis (or maybe it’s theory) on the transportation of transuranic elements, and a deliberately engineered chemical weapon? Where’s the proof or even the smoking gun indicating it’s part of a global depopulation agenda?

        How does this writer get from transportation of transuranic elements to an argument the particles are “nano” particles? Does this author even understand what nano or “nanno” particles as he called them, are?

        Regarding another article there alleging covert human experimentation, i.e., use of chemical and biological weapons on the U.S. population, there’s no proof for that, either.

        Be VERY clear I’m not stating it doesn’t or hasn’t occurred. But the manner in which the IntelHub information is presented is pure fluff. Pure conspiracy hypothesis. Flimsy evidence at best.

        If he or she did a better job of researching, and could at least cite some solid sources (factual documentation) for his or her arguments, it would be a lot more credible.

        Please don’t be taken in when people allege outlandish things and can’t provide one shred of evidence for their arguments. It’s enough to make you endlessly paranoid if you believe things like what is at the IntelHub.

        That being said, I’m an occasional listener at Coast to Coast, InfoWars, and Rense. What is heard there is taken with a grain of salt, unless studies, statutes, etc. are quoted in support of arguments.


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    • HoTaters

      Please realize this is NOT a personal attack, Whoopie! I appreciate everything you do here. I’ve appreciated reading almost all your posts here, as well as reading things you provide links for.


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    • CindyH

      You are so right Whoop.

      I found another pile of copy/paste goodies that support you.


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    • HoTaters

      Here’s the original study for the video above.

      http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2012/01/13/1119758109.abstract

      Getting from formation of sub micron sized transuranic particles vis a vis what is hypothesized (i.e., “Fullerines”), to a deliberate depopulation plan, is quite a stretch of the imagination …

      Does anyone know if the article cited here is even considered to be based on a sound scientific study?

      The fellow who made the video above states ingestion of these particles is made easier by their existing in a “nano particle” state, but he never says WHY. He references the “nano bucky balls” but doesn’t tie his statements to the study. It sounds like he knows what he is talking about, but he doesn’t make his argument very clear, either. He never explains what force is holding together the various transuranic elements inside the “bucky ball” such as Plutonium, Cesium, etc.

      I haven’t read his blog and it’s over my head. I’m just saying I don’t hear him constructing a logically sound argument for his position.

      Please, let’s apply some criticial thinking skills here.

      If someone could please explain why what this fellow is saying is credible, by all means, PLEASE do so! There’s enough fear and loathing out there, already.


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      • HoTaters

        Please, PLEASE! Dept. of Redundancy Dept.!


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      • Re Potrblog Ho Taters

        A study was just released by UC Davis that found that sea water corrodes uranium:

        From the UC Davis press release:

        “Navrotsky and others have since discovered a new way in which seawater can corrode nuclear fuel, forming uranium compounds that could potentially travel long distances, either in solution or as very small particles. The research team published its work Jan. 23 in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.”
        http://www.news.ucdavis.edu/search/news_detail.lasso?id=10131

        Potrblog is arguing that the uranium was weaponized because the study said Fukushima uranium in its micro-form (caused by the sea water) could travel farther.

        That means a whole lot of uranium traveled across the Jet Stream and in regional Asian air patterns.

        Japan shared its uranium massively. It was inadvertently(?) weaponized.

        Maybe they decided, “what the heck! Why not share it more!” when they started incinerating highly radioactive debris…


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        • HoTaters

          Thank you. Yes, possibly unintended consequence. I just wish some writers posting to the Internet would exercise some social responsibility for what they are saying.

          I don’t doubt there are very powerful people (Ted Turner, Prince Philip for example) who would like to see most of us just “go away.”

          I’d just appreciate it if some of the online writers would “connect the dots” when they make statements such as there is a deliberate attempt at global depopulation underway ….


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    • CindyH

      Whoop_

      Wonderful. Without your wisdom I could find myself elsewhere.

      Thank You


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  • arclight arclight

    Urines of children from Tohoku

    “ACRO has also continued to analyse the urine of children at the request of Japanese citizens. Even if there is not 100% of the urine contaminated in Fukushima prefecture, which is good news, many children continue to be contaminated at levels that do not decrease from the levels we measured in May.

    Some of these children live in homes where we controlled the dust from the vacuum cleaner. But it does not seem to be any clear correlation between the contamination of dust and urine. This leads us to point the finger to the food as the main contributor to the internal contamination.

    Urine is the most contaminated in Ichinoseki in Iwate prefecture located 200 km from the crippled nuclear plant.”

    Urines of children from Kantô

    “For the first time, we found a contamination of the urine of a child in Tokyo. This probably comes from the diet.”

    http://www.acro.eu.org/OCJ_en.html#23


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  • arclight arclight

    “Apple Pectin May Significantly Reduce Caesium Radiation in Children

    This study from Belarus demonstrates that apple pectin may be a powerful detox agent for radioactive caesium in children, the most prevalent radioactive element in Fukushima.

    by Heidi Stevenson

    2 August 2011

    “Caesium-137 is a particularly dangerous radioactive element that collects in endocrine glands, the pancreas, the thymus, and the heart. Its radioactive half life is 30 years. Not only does it emit gamma rays, it also emits beta rays, which are significantly more toxic to cells. The fact that beta emanations can travel only short distances is completely negated by cesium’s tendency to be lodged in such critical organs.

    The study, published in the medical journal, Swiss Medical Weekly, is entitled “Relationship between caesium (137Cs)load, cardiovascular symptoms, and source of food in ‘Chernobyl’ children—preliminary observations after intake of oral apple pectin.” The authors describe the problems faced by children subjected to Chernobyl’s radiation:

    Recurrent respiratory and gastrointestinal infections as well as endocrine disorders and cataracts are common. Other frequent findings include increased fatigue or apathy and chest pain associated with cardiovascular symptoms, such as unstable blood pressure or arterial hypertension. Abnormal electrocardiograms (ECGs) showing sinus arrhythmia, repolarisation, and conduction abnormalities appear to be most frequent among children with high 137Cs loads.”

    “However, what seems to be clearly implied is that the sooner detoxification begins, the better the results. The lower the concentration of 137Cs, the greater the benefit of 137Cs detox. …..”

    http://www.gaia-health.com/articles501/000502-apple-pectin-radiation.shtml


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    • Anthony Anthony

      You know Arc, I think what we ingest will be more important than ever in the pursuit of long, healthy lives. I`m going to check out pectin. With the bees nearly gone now we better set our focus on ways to ensure things like Apple Pectin will still be available in the future. I`m thinking detoxifiers will be worth their weight in gold so to speak.


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  • I have an orchard and vineyard, use lots of pectin every year. Most of the standard commercial pectins are apple. Would those work? How to consume and how often… do you know?

    I make my own pectin too, that’s what is done with those “little green apples” that fall when the fruiting gets going, the tree thinning itself. And if your trees are minis, you can thin them further to assure best and fattest fruit. But to tell the truth, little green pears have more pectin in them than apples. Would that work?

    Thanks for the info and link, btw.


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  • CindyH

    This is not to be expected. If any of you are surprised, then shame on you.

    I have posted this on the most liberal commie sites I can find, including HP, AP, RT and others.

    Creed of Honor 101

    I shall continue to quote statics from government funded institutes.

    I shall place hope in corrupt government fascist.

    Industry will pay for the resolution.


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  • arclight arclight

    Imported Food Notice 19-11 – Testing of some Japanese food imports for radionuclides (supersuedes IFN05/11)

    Issued: 7 December 2011

    “Following damage to Japan’s Fukushima nuclear facility in early March 2011, Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) has recommended that some testing of Japanese food imports be undertaken to ensure radionuclide levels are under international safe levels.

    Tested foods that show radionuclide levels below the safe level will be permitted entry into Australia
    Amendments to previous Imported Food Notice 05/11

    In line with updated advice provided by FSANZ on the risk to human health posed by radionuclides in food from Japan:

    Removed Iodine131 (I131) from the table. No further testing for this radionuclide is required.
    Removed the prefectures Niigata and Nagano
    Removed milk and milk products
    Added tea (fresh and dried)
    Added rice and cereals (and their products)
    Removed reference to previous specific declaration questions

    Only certain types of food from specific prefectures are subject to testing for the radionuclides Caesium134,137 (Cs134, 137).
    The table below summarises the types of food and prefectures that may be subject to radionuclide testing.

    The laboratory will report the test results to AQIS. As per the advice provided by FSANZ, the combined becquerel (Bq) levels will be assessed against the international (Codex Alimentarius) safe level of 1000 Bq/kg to determine a pass or a fail:

    total Cs137 and Cs134 must not be more than 1000 Bq/kg”

    http://www.daff.gov.au/aqis/import/food/notices/2009/2011/ifn-19-11


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  • arclight arclight

    The full 30-second version can be viewed here:

    http://syokuryo.jp/news-commercial/2011/06/tvcm-1.html

    According to the official webpage for this CM campaign, the food items that appear in the full 30-second version are as follows: rice ball using rice from Miyagi, asparagus from Fukushima, cucumber from Fukushima with “miso” from Miyagi, tomato from Ibaraki, apple from Aomori, watermelon from Gunma, milk from Iwate, peach from Yamanashi, BBQ using beef from Yamagata and onion from Chiba, and raw skipjack “sashimi” from Chiba.

    These 5 men are a popular idol group called TOKIO.

    Translation and captioning by tokyobrowntabby.

    Japanese Government’s CM Campaign: “Let’s Support East Japan by Eating!” From: tokyobrowntabby | 27 Jan 2012 | 1,489 views Loading…This TV commercial clip (15 seconds) and its longer full version are sponsored by Japan’s Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, and have been on-air intermittently since early June, 2011. (A month after that, the problem of contaminated beef started to emerge).



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  • bilgicix

    Urine is the most contaminated in Ichinoseki in Iwate prefecture located 200 km from the crippled nuclear plant

    http://www.bilgicix.com/kategori/kompozisyon-ornekleri/

    http://www.bilgicix.com


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