Fukushima’s food plugged in London


A group of Fukushima natives in London held an event to promote agricultural products from the prefecture hosting the crippled nuclear power plant at a cultural event in Trafalgar Square on Saturday.

The group, comprising people from Fukushima living in London, set up a booth at the annual Japan Matsuri (Japan Festival) to sell products grown in the prefecture, including rice, peaches, apple juice and Kitakata Ramen noodles, in cooperation with Japan’s National Federation of Agricultural Cooperative Associations.

The move was intended to dispel false information about Fukushima farm products linked to the nuclear disaster at the meltdown-stricken Fukushima No. 1 power plant in March 2011, which crippled fishing and other industries. They are aiming to tell the international community that Fukushima produce is safe to eat.

Revenue from the food sales will be donated to a charity for children in Fukushima who were displaced by the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami.

  • adrienrain

    Breathtakingly, dangerously, naive. As is the article, which implies that only ONE reactor of the 6 at Fukushima Daichi is in trouble, when there are FOUR very hazardous conditions there, and that the crisis is somehow over, having ‘happened’ on 3/11/11 – nothing could be further from the truth. The best case scenario is that the crisis will be over in 40 years. But that is very likely not true. And if it is so very very safe, tell me again why those children can’t go home?

    • Oleg Levy

      Get a life already. Nowhere did it imply ONE reactor – it said “No1 power plant”.
      People are doing good things for others – whats bad about it? Don’t you think that the food they sell was expected to make sure its safe?

    • Starviking

      The food being safe, and children not being able to return to areas of radiological contamination are not mutually exclusive.
      As for the crisis being over in 40 years – please elaborate. The decomissioning might be over in 40 years, but the reality that the cores and spent fuel are losing residual heat day-by-day suggests that the crisis phase will be over much sooner. Some might even say that the crisis phase is over, and we are in the fear-hyping phase.