A novice vegetable gardener introduces the growth of vegetables, trips, and foods from Osaka, Japan.
Mar 21, 2011
Today's harvest is shown below. A bunch of spinaches.
Today I thinned them out and brought them to my parents.
Spinaches remind me of Fukushima, where is not only devastated by the earthquake and nuclear crisis but a major production area of spinaches in Japan. The Japanese government announced that radioactivity has been detected from spinaches and milk produced in the area. All distribution of spinaches and milk have been limited with the nation's emergency policy.
I feel it very sad that the farmers in the are will suffer not only from less profit but from harmful rumors saying the goods would be radioactive-contaminated.
The detected radioactive is actually higher than the standard set by the Japanese government but it's still so weak that it's not harmful for human beings yet.
I understand consumers could be sensitive to the rumor but we have to act on accurate information for avoiding unsubstantiated panics.