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Evacuated Fukushima town begins efforts to have produce restrictions lifted via The Mainichi

FUTABA, Fukushima — Vegetable cultivation trials began in September in this town, which has been completely evacuated since Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc.’s (TEPCO) Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station melted down following the earthquakes and tsunami in March 2011. … Continue reading

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Japanese government to send staff to disaster-hit Fukushima towns to help restart farming production via Japan Times

The agriculture ministry said Tuesday it will send officials to 12 municipalities in Fukushima Prefecture that were hit by the 2011 nuclear disaster to help farmers there resume agricultural production. From April 2020, one official will be stationed in each … Continue reading

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Fukushima Radioactive Particle Release Was Significant, Says New Research via Lab Manager

Scientists say there was a significant release of radioactive particles during the Fukushima-Daiichi nuclear accident. The researchers identified the contamination using a new method and say if the particles are inhaled they could pose long-term health risks to humans. The … Continue reading

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Agricultural implications of the Fukushima nuclear accident via Journal of Radiation Research

Tomoko M. Nakanishi More than 4 years has passed since the accident at the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant. Immediately after the accident, 40 to 50 academic staff of the Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences at the University of … Continue reading

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Tous Cobayes? / All of us guinea-pigs now? / 世界が食べられなくなる日 via YouTube

(Trailer with English subtitle) (日本語字幕付き予告編) 参考リンク 遺伝子組み換え作物と原発、危険性似ている、福島で撮影 仏映画監督(東京新聞)via facebook

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155:フクシマ2周年、ドイツ農民がトラクターデモで日本大使館に抗議行動・Protest von Bauern zum zweiten Fukushimajahrestag vor japanisher Botshaft in Berlin am 11.3.2013 via 明日うらしま

Mit Verspätung einer Woche möchte ich nun Bilderberichte der Antiatomprotest von Bauern zum 2. Jahrestag Fukushimas 11.3.2013 vor der japanischen Botschaft in Berlin zeigen. Über die Aktion mit etwa 100 Atomgegener berichteten  beide japanische Fernsehersendungen  NHK und TBS. Vorbericht von … Continue reading

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2 Fukushima men suffer internal radiation exposure from homegrown vegetables via The Mainichi

Two Fukushima Prefecture men in their 70s suffered a relatively high level of internal radiation exposure by consuming homegrown vegetables contaminated with radioactive cesium, a survey by the University of Tokyo’s Institute of Medical Science has found. The level of … Continue reading

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Japanese scientists attempt to breed radiation resistant rice via The Telegraph

Scientists here are testing more than 100 varieties of rice in an effort to breed a strain of Japan’s most important crop that is resistant to radioactive caesium. By Julian Ryall in Tokyo 12:01PM BST 23 Aug 2011 With the … Continue reading

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