Radioactive Cesium in Japan’s Food Chain

Would You Feed This Food to Your Children?

This is the reality that people face when nuclear meltdowns introduce radioactive cesium into the food chain. Radioactive cesium causes cancer.


Continuous Testing of Edibles






Testing Organization









Test Results (Becquerels/Kg)






Japanese School Lunch Program (Osaka Prefecture)

Shijonawate Health Center, Osaka Prefecture
















Japanese School Lunch Program (Osaka Prefecture)


Shijonawate Health Center, Osaka Prefecture














Source:  Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, Japan

The Japanese people are beset by a food chain that has been thoroughly compromised by radioactive cesium.

As a result, there is no longer any public confidence in the integrity of Japan’s food inspection system.

Almost all edibles tested in Japan contain radioactive cesium, and it has now been verified that shiitake mushrooms in Miyoshi City, Hiroshima Prefecture have tested above the statutory limit for radioactive cesium. Thus, radioactive cesium has now spread far beyond Fukushima Prefecture.

Radioactive cesium has been detected in the food chain numerous times.

A partial listing includes:

tap water, milk, eggs, rice, plankton, fish, Iwana mountain trout (Salvelinus pluvinus), smelt (Hypomesus nipponensis), seals, cabbage, spinach, parsley, green onions, cucumbers, shiitake and nameko mushrooms, broccoli, bamboo shoots, wasabi, plums, green tea, rice straw, hares (Lepus brachyurus angustidens), wild boar, bear, beef, baby formula, and mothers’ milk. However, I doubt that a soil decontamination project will be attempted due to the huge expense.

Jim Bartel has been a Japanese-English translator for 25 years.

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