Sunday, March 20, 2011

Radiation found in Japan's food exceeds safety levels

Tests performed Saturday food supply found radiation in spinach from farms six 60-75 miles south of Japan's stricken reactors. Radioactive iodine in the spinach exceeded government safety levels three to seven times, reported food-safety officials. High levels of radioactive iodine are linked to thyroid cancer.

Milk at a dairy 20 miles from the leaking reactors was found on Wednesday to contain small amounts of iodine-131 and cesium-137.

The milk and spinach are from an agriculturally rich area, so the radioactive contamination could affect the food supply for large areas of Japan. Chief Cabinet Secretary Yukio Edano said that more tests are being done on other foods, and if more contamination is found, food shipments from the area will be halted. He also insisted that the contaminated foods "pose no immediate health risks".

More than 7,600 people were killed by the earthquake-spawned tsunami that knocked out the nuclear reactors. More than 11,000 people are still missing.

To read more about the food contamination, click here

Keywords: Fukushima Japan nuclear reactors tsunami earthquake

3 comments:

Suzan said...

Thank you so much for publishing these facts.

I've been waiting impatiently to hear the implications of the catastrophe for the atmosphere and food supplies.

Again, my thanks!

S

beth said...

I’m writing to inquire whether or not you are aware of an important new book by Joseph Keon titled WHITEWASH: The Disturbing Truth about Cow’s Milk and Your Health.

Citing over 1,000 studies from the scientific literature, Whitewash builds an unassailable case that milk is not just unnecessary for human health, but that its inclusion in the diet may actually increase the risk of serious diseases such as cancer, osteoporosis, diabetes, and Crohn’s disease. In addition, the book reveals that many of the dairy herds in the US are sick with diseases such as tuberculosis, Johne’s disease, bovine immunodeficiency syndrome, and leukemia.

Whitewash has been proclaimed a Silver Medalist in the 2011 Independent Publisher Book Awards (the IPPY) and will be honored at a gala awards ceremony in New York on May 23rd

Whitewash is also a finalist in ForeWord's 2010 Book of the Year Awards in the Health category. The finalists were selected from 1400 entries in 56 categories. The winners will be announced at a special program at the ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans this June.

If you are interested in reviewing WHITEWASH I’d be delighted to send you a review copy. Please just let me know the shipping address you wish me to use and I will be sure one is sent to you in priority mail today.

Thank you for your consideration!


Beth Nelson
Parissound Communications


Praise for WHITEWASH

“At long last, the dairy industry’s propaganda and brainwashing are exposed. Joseph Keon has collected an impressive body of research to show that far from being nature’s perfect food, cow’s milk is unnecessary and potentially harmful. Whitewash uncovers the biggest health scam ever perpetrated on the American public.”
--Michele Simon, JD, MPH Author, Appetite for Profit: How the Food Industry Undermines Our Health and How to Fight Back

“In my medical practice, I have watched children with eczema, allergies, ear infections and chronic upper respiratory congestion lose most or all of their symptoms when they stopped drinking cow’s milk. And whole cow’s milk is also the food most to blame for the huge increase in obesity in America’s children. Whitewash is an excellent, well-researched book. Read it and don’t drink your milk!”
– Jay N. Gordon, MD, FAAP, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, UCLA Medical School, Former Senior Fellow in Pediatric Nutrition, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Institute

“Anyone, health professional or lay person, who pushes either dairy or calcium pills really needs to read this book. Unfortunately, this includes most of the health professionals I’ve come into contact with. Whether you’re a novice to strategies to get healthier OR you’d like to stay on top of the latest research, you need this book, not to just read, but to re-read, and keep for the constant references you’ll need as you try to educate others as to how they’ve been “whitewashed”!
--Ruth Heidrich, Ph.D., Ironman Triathlete, Author of A Race For Life and Senior Fitness

“Joseph Keon has done us all a great service in writing this book. His research is meticulous, his writing is lucid, and his conclusions are reliable.”
– John Robbins, from the Foreword

Sally Kneidel, PhD said...

To Beth Nelson from Parissound Communications: I'd be glad to review the Whitewash book about cow's milk. I tried to find your contact info by googling and couldn't. Can you leave another message here in a "comment" on this post telling me how to get in touch with you? Thanks -
Sally Kneidel