Threat to food chain grows as contamination spreads via The Japan Times online

Radiation fallout from the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant poses a growing threat to the nation’s food chain as unsafe levels of cesium found in beef on supermarket shelves were also detected in more vegetables and in the ocean.

More than 2,600 cattle have been contaminated, Kyodo News reported Saturday, after the Miyagi Prefectural Government said 1,183 cattle at 58 farms were fed hay containing radioactive cesium before being shipped to meat markets.

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