Fate of tainted Fukushima cows takes scientific twist

Sep 23, 2016

Fate of tainted Fukushima cows takes scientific twist


In an abandoned Japanese village, cows grazing in lush green fields begin to gather when they hear the familiar noise of the ranch owner’s mini-pickup. This isn’t feeding time, though. Instead, the animals are about to be measured for how they’re affected by living ...

Apr 24, 2014

Fukushima completes culling of radioactive herd in hot zone

The Fukushima Prefectural Government has finished culling 1,692 abandoned cows in the 20-km radius hot zone around the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant, prefectural officials said Wednesday. About 3,500 cows owned by 315 livestock farmers were in the area before the March 2011 Great ...

Mar 4, 2014

Our beastly post-Fukushima age


We have to remember the Fukushima nuclear disaster from the perspective of how Japan's system for providing meat, vegetables, rice, fish and other foods is still suffering as a result.

Feb 20, 2014

Group to study DNA of cows near crippled Fukushima nuclear plant

A team of Japanese and U.S. scientists have launched a study to analyze the effects of radiation exposure on cows raised near the crippled Fukushima No.1 nuclear power plant. Researchers from Kitasato University and the University of South Carolina have begun analyzing the DNA ...