Radioactive Produce: National Government Told Fukushima Farmers to Farm As Usual, Sept. 5, 2011

A resident of Fukushima City, responding to one of the tweets about why the farmers in Fukushima farmed at all this year and continue to sell produce even when they are aware that the land is heavily contaminated with radioactive fallout from Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant, says the following:

Everyone was saying “We can’t farm this year”. Then the national government said to them, “Farm as usual”.

She also says in an earlier tweet:

I live in Fukushima City. None of the people around me eat [Fukushima produce]. Even the farmers say “We can’t eat this year[‘s produce]”. I personally believe it’s “we can’t eat from now on”.

Vegetables, meat, rice that even some people in Fukushima don’t eat are being promoted and sold all over Japan.

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