Japan Finally Bans Radioactive Fukushima Beef

Japan bans Fukushima beef shipments over radiation (AFP, July 19, 2011):

Japan on Tuesday suspended cattle shipments from Fukushima prefecture on fears of radiation-tainted beef in the country’s meat distribution chain, four months after a nuclear accident in the region.

Tokyo told Fukushima Governor Yuhei Sato to “halt shipments of all cattle in Fukushima to meat-packing factories,” until the safety of the meat can be confirmed, chief government spokesman Yukio Edano told reporters.

Around 650 beef cattle, including more than 500 from Fukushima alone, are thought to have been contaminated with radioactive caesium from hay they were fed before being sent to meat processing facilities across Japan since late March.

Beef from the cattle was shipped to most of Japan’s 47 prefectures and some of the meat is thought to have already been consumed.

Prime Minister Naoto Kan on Tuesday apologised before parliament for the issue. “I feel the responsibility for not being able to prevent this from happening and I am very sorry,” he said.

Hay stored outside is thought to have been contaminated by radioactive materials spewed by the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in the weeks after it was hit by reactor meltdowns following the March 11 earthquake and tsunami.

In the latest food scare associated with the disaster, cows from farms outside the 20-kilometre (12-mile) Fukushima nuclear no-go zone were found to have eaten contaminated hay, raising fears that fallout reached a wider area than thought.

On Monday, Fukushima officials said they detected up to 157,000 becquerels of radioactive caesium per kilogram in straw used at some farms — about 520 times the government-designated limit.

The government has sought to reassure the public that there is no immediate health threat from eating standard quantities of the beef.

The accident at the Fukushima Daiichi plant happened after the March disasters crippled cooling systems, sparking reactor meltdowns and the release of radiation into the air, sea and soil.

Tens of thousands remain evacuated from homes, businesses and farms inside the no-go area, and embattled plant operator Tokyo Electric Power Co. faces massive compensation costs.

Japan has not set up a centralised system to check vegetables and meat for radiation, relying instead on testing carried out by local authorities.

Agriculture minister Michihiko Kano said Tuesday that his ministry would carry out checks across the country on rice straw for beef cattle.

Edano said affected farmers would be compensated for losses as a result of the ban. “We will take every possible measure to ensure appropriate compensation for cattle farmers,” Edano said.

Revelations that contaminated food has reached markets have again raised food safety fears after radioactive materials were found in a range of goods including green vegetables, tea, milk and fish.

In the aftermath of the crisis at the Fukushima plant, the government restricted shipments of milk, spinach and other vegetables before lifting them, saying radiation was below safety levels.

Tea grown south of Tokyo was found to also be well over the government limit for contamination.

Workers are still battling to stabilise the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant four months after the earthquake and tsunami that devastated Japan’s northeast coast, leaving 20,000 dead or missing.

Kan’s government and TEPCO on Tuesday said the plant’s reactors were now being “stably” cooled and efforts to achieve a safe cold shutdown by January at the latest were on track, in an update on efforts to resolve the worst nuclear accident since Chernobyl 25 years ago.

The nation was braced for heavy rain and fierce wind as strong typhoon Ma-On churned towards the country on Tuesday, prompting workers at the crippled plant to take safety measures.

Japan: Radioactive Beef Exceeding Safety Limit Sold In 18 Prefectures!

Related info:

AND NOW … Goverment Officials Admit Responsibility For Colossal Blunder’ On Radioactive Cattle Feed – Government Allowed Cows Emitting Up To 100,000 CPM Of Radioactivity, This Amount Would Require Humans To Undergo Full-Body Decontamination

SHOCK As Radioactive Straw Has Been Produced 75 Km From Fukushima!


#Radioactive Beef Exceeding Safety Limit Sold in 18 Prefectures (EX-SKF, July 18, 2011):

Of 648 meat cows (as of July 18, and counting) that were fed the radioactive rice hay, some are found to contain radioactive cesium far exceeding the provisional safety limit of 500 becquerels/kg.

Yomiuri Shinbun (7/19/2011) reports:

高濃度の放射性セシウムに汚染された稲わらを食べた疑いのある牛が出荷された問題で、少なくとも18都府県で流通していた食肉から、国の暫定規制値(1キロ・グラムあたり500ベクレル)を超えるセシウムが検出されていたことが19日、読売新聞の集計で分かった。

Yomiuri Shinbun’s survey has revealed that radioactive cesium exceeding the provisional safety limit (500 becquerels/kg) has been detected from the beef sold in 18 Prefectures. The beef came from the meat cows suspected of having been fed with the rice hay contaminated with high level of radioactive cesium.

Read moreJapan: Radioactive Beef Exceeding Safety Limit Sold In 18 Prefectures!

AND NOW … Goverment Officials Admit Responsibility For Colossal Blunder’ On Radioactive Cattle Feed – Government Allowed Cows Emitting Up To 100,000 CPM Of Radioactivity, This Amount Would Require Humans To Undergo Full-Body Decontamination

The government got caught and now they present you another lie:

“This is nothing less than a colossal blunder by our ministry. It was beyond our expectations that straw would become a source of radioactive contamination,”

Nobody is that stupid. The government and TEPCO are deliberately covering everything up and lie whenever they open their mouth.

And I could give you probably a hundred links by now that prove that the government lied to the Japanese people all of the time.

See also:

129 Kg Of Radioactive Shiitake Mushrooms (1,770 Becquerels/Kg Cesium) GROWN INDOORS in Date City, Fukushima Went To Wholesale Market In Tokyo

SHOCK As Radioactive Straw Has Been Produced 75 Km From Fukushima!

TEPCO and the government knew from the beginning of the disaster what is really going on.

Radiation Being Spread ‘Almost Willfully’ In Japan, The Country Is Getting Unhinged

Where Is the OUTRAGE? TEPCO Had A Fallout Projection Map On March 12 And Faxed It To The Government!

Prof. Hiroaki Koide of Kyoto University On The UGLY TRUTH About The Nuclear Disasters Of Chernobyl And Fukushima (Video)

Here is how the government protects your health:

“The checks involved electronically measuring the amount of radioactive material on the surface of the animals’ bodies. Shipment is allowed if the detected radioactive emissions are below 100,000 counts per minute. The same amount of radioactive material on a human would require that person to undergo full-body decontamination.”

Wake up Japan!


‘Colossal blunder’ on radioactive cattle feed / Govt officials admit responsibility for foul-up that let tainted beef enter nation’s food supply (Yomiuri Shimbun, July 18, 2011):

Officials of the Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Ministry have admitted they did not consider the possibility of cattle ingesting straw contaminated by radioactive substances emitted from the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant.

“This is nothing less than a colossal blunder by our ministry. It was beyond our expectations that straw would become a source of radioactive contamination,” a ministry official said.

A total of 143 beef cattle suspected of being contaminated with radioactive cesium after ingesting straw that was stored outdoors have been shipped from Fukushima Prefecture and distributed to wholesalers, retailers and consumers in various prefectures.

Livestock farmers and others in the meat industry have attacked the government for its failure to prevent the problem.

Read moreAND NOW … Goverment Officials Admit Responsibility For Colossal Blunder’ On Radioactive Cattle Feed – Government Allowed Cows Emitting Up To 100,000 CPM Of Radioactivity, This Amount Would Require Humans To Undergo Full-Body Decontamination

SHOCK As Radioactive Straw Has Been Produced 75 Km From Fukushima!

Imagine my total absence of shock.

Radiation Being Spread ‘Almost Willfully’ In Japan, The Country Is Getting Unhinged

Soil Just Outside Tokyo Contains 52,547 Bq/Kg Of Radioactive Cesium (‘Sample Was From The Side Of The Street Where Children Walk Everyday’)

Burned NORMAL HOUSEHOLD TRASH In Kashiwa City In Chiba Prefecture: 70,800 Becquerels Per Kg Radioactive Cesium!!!!!

High Levels Of Radioactive Cesium In Ashes FROM REGULAR HOUSEHOLD GARBAGE At Tokyo Trash Burning Plant

Fukushima = Chernobyl x 18.51 – Fukushima Water 144 Times As Radioactive As Anticipated – Water Treatment System Halted

Another ‘Level 7′: 720,000 Terabecquerels of Radioactive Materials in 100,000 Tonnes of Contaminated Water at Fukushima

Prof. Hiroaki Koide of Kyoto University On The UGLY TRUTH About The Nuclear Disasters Of Chernobyl And Fukushima (Video)

Fukushima: Three Million of Millions of Potential Lethal Doses (PDF)

Fukushima Now Equal To 50 Plus Chernobyls & 3,000 Billion Lethal Doses Of Radiation:

Three thousand billion (3,000,000,000,000) Lethal Doses of Radiation means there are 429 Lethal Doses chasing each and every one of us on the planet, to put it in a nutshell. This is up from about 70 Billion Lethal Doses March 23, 2011. It is getting worse everyday without any intervention by the US and the other nuclear powers.


Finding that radiation-tainted straw was produced far from nuclear plant causes shock (Mainichi, July 15, 2011):

Revelations that radiation-contaminated rice straw used as feed for beef cattle was produced far away from the crippled Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant have sent shockwaves through the livestock farming community in Fukushima Prefecture.

Consumers have also been filled with a sense of growing distrust in the government over delays in responding to the problem of radiation-tainted beef.

Forty-two beef cows that ate rice straw contaminated with radioactive cesium were found to have been shipped from a livestock farm in the Fukushima Prefecture town of Asakawa from April 8. The rice straw had been supplied by a farmer in Shirakawa, about 75 kilometers away from the tsunami-hit nuclear power station.

“It’s unbelievable that this (contamination) occurred in an area so far away from the nuclear plant,” said a 34-year-old man who has run a livestock farm in Minamisoma, Fukushima Prefecture, for nearly 10 years.

Read moreSHOCK As Radioactive Straw Has Been Produced 75 Km From Fukushima!

Radioactive Meat Circulates Japanese Markets (CNN)

See also:

Radioactive Fukushima Beef Already Sold in 5 Prefectures!!!

Fukushima Beef Cattle Fed Radioactive Hay At 75,000 Becquerels Per Kg Cesium, Safety Limit Is 300 Becquerels Per Kg!!!

Fukushima Cow Meat Update: Hay At 75,000 Becquerels/Kg Radioactive Cesium!!!#

Burned NORMAL HOUSEHOLD TRASH In Kashiwa City In Chiba Prefecture: 70,800 Becquerels Per Kg Radioactive Cesium!!!!!

Radiation is good for you:

Not A Joke: Japan Government To Seek UNESCO Endorsement For Its Food To Promote Food Exports And To Restore Trust In The Safety Of Japanese Food

Friggin’ Unbelievable: Fukushima Radiation Health Risk Advisor Prof. Dr. Yamashita Of Nagasaki University On Fukushima And Radiation (MUST-SEE!!!)

And Now: Japanese Doctor Says ‘Radiation Is Good For You’, ‘Like An Angel’s Smile (Even At 50 Millisieverts/Year)’

Let the politicians (and their children) eat the radioactive food and move the government (and their families) to Fukushima City (60 km from the nuke plant) and the Japanese people will see their government change its policies in no time!!!


Radioactive meat circulating on Japanese market (CNN, July 13, 2011):

Tokyo (CNN) — A Japanese health official downplayed the dangers Tuesday after cesium contaminated meat from six Fukushima cows was delivered to Japanese markets and probably ingested.

Goshi Hosono, state minister in charge of consumer affairs and food-safety, said he hoped to head off any overreactions.

“If we were to eat the meat everyday, then it would probably be dangerous,” Hosono said at a news conference Tuesday. “But if it is consumed only in small portions, I don’t think it would have any long-lasting effects on the human body.”

The meat, delivered late last month, has made its way to consumers and most likely has been ingested, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government said Monday evening. This was preceded by another recent discovery of radiation in the meat of 11 cows delivered to Tokyo from the same farm.

The discovery was made when Tokyo’s office of health and welfare investigated six deliveries made at the end of June from a Fukushima farm. So far, radiation has been confirmed from three out of the six cows. In one case, radiation reached 3400 Becquerels, which is about seven times the limit set by the government.

Read moreRadioactive Meat Circulates Japanese Markets (CNN)

Radioactive Fukushima Beef Already Sold in 5 Prefectures!!!

#Radioactive Beef from Fukushima: Already Been Sold in 5 Prefectures (EX-SKF. July 11, 2011):

Beef from 6 cows from the same cattle farmer in Minami Soma City in Fukushima Prefecture have already been sold in 5 prefectures, according to Mainichi Shinbun Japanese (12:13AM, 7/12/2011).

Unlike the 11 cows whose meat all tested cesium exceeding the provisional limit of 500 becquerels/kg, the meat from these 6 cows had never been tested and allowed to circulate in the market.

The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries is in charge of testing live cattle, and the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare is in charge of testing meat. They do not talk with each other.

The beef has been sold in: Tokyo, Kanagawa, Shizuoka, Osaka, and Ehime.

 

Fukushima Beef Cattle Fed Radioactive Hay At 75,000 Becquerels Per Kg Cesium, Safety Limit Is 300 Becquerels Per Kg!!!

Cesium found in hay fed to cattle (NHK, July 11, 2011)

Radioactive cesium far exceeding the legal limit has been detected in hay that was fed to cattle at a farm in Fukushima Prefecture. The prefecture has been investigating why the cattle were contaminated with the radioactive substance.

On Sunday, officials took samples of feed and well water at the farm located in Minamisoma City within the planned evacuation zone.

They say 75,000 becquerels per kilogram of cesium has been detected in the feed. This far exceeds the government’s safety limit of 300 becquerels per kilogram.

The farmer says the cattle had been kept inside but were fed with hay left outdoors after the March nuclear accident.

Eleven cattle from the farm were sent to Tokyo to be slaughtered. The beef from the animals contained levels of cesium that were more than triple the legal limit. The prefecture has asked farmers in the city to suspend beef cattle shipments.

Read moreFukushima Beef Cattle Fed Radioactive Hay At 75,000 Becquerels Per Kg Cesium, Safety Limit Is 300 Becquerels Per Kg!!!

Fukushima Cow Meat Update: Hay At 75,000 Becquerels/Kg Radioactive Cesium!!!

Update on Fukushima Beef: It Was the Feed That Had 75,000 Becquerels/Kg Cesium (EX-SKF, July 11, 2011):

From NHK Japanese (7/11/2011):

福 島県南相馬市から出荷された肉牛から国の暫定基準値を超える放射性セシウムが検出された問題で、福島県が飼育農家から採取した餌のわらから、国の目安を 大幅に超える1キログラム当たりおよそ7万5000ベクレルの放射性セシウムが検出されたことが分かりました。わらは原発事故のあと、屋外にあったものと みられ、県が引き続き調査しています。

Regarding the case of radioactive cesium in excess of the national provisional safety limit in the beef from the meat cow shipped from Minami Soma City in Fukushima Prefecture, 75,000 becquerels/kilogram of radioactive cesium has been detected from the hay that the cattle farmer used to feed the cows. The farmer kept the hay outside after the Fukushima I Nuclear Plant accident. Fukushima Prefecture continues to investigate.

How Radioactive Cows and Pigs Were Evacuated from Fukushima (And Will Eventually Land On Your Table)

#Radiation in Japan: How Cows and Pigs Evacuated from Fukushima (EX-SKF, July 9, 2011):

You wouldn’t need a so-called “conspiracy theory” when you have the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries who is eager to register the Japanese cuisine as “world intangible cultural heritage”.

Several readers asked whether the cows and pigs in Fukushima Prefecture had actually been evacuated or sold. Answer is yes, and it’s been happening since March, and more so after the end of April, thanks to this particular Ministry’s guidance.

First, cows:

From Asahi Shinbun (4/19/2011):

農林水産省は19日、政府が近く指定する予定の「計画的避難区域」内で飼育されている牛を区域外に移す方針を固めた。福島県が同区域内の牛を移したいとの意向を示しているため、県と協力して近く移送を始める考えだ。

On April 19, the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries decided on the policy to evacuate the cows being raised inside the “planned evacuation zone” that the national government would soon designate [between 20 and 30 kilometers radius from Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant]. As Fukushima Prefecture has expressed interest in evacuating the cows inside the proposed zone, the Ministry will start the evacuation in cooperation with the prefectural government.

Read moreHow Radioactive Cows and Pigs Were Evacuated from Fukushima (And Will Eventually Land On Your Table)

Unbelievable Update On Radioactive Fukushima Cow Meat Coming Your Way!!!

Update: 3200 Becquerels/Kg Cesiuim Detected from Beef from Minami-Soma City in Fukushima (EX-SKF, July 8, 2011):

These cattle were allowed to be sold, as long as they were scrubbed clean of radioactive materials on their skin, thanks to the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, the same ministry that is pushing to have the Japanese cuisine recognized as UNESCO’s “world intangible cultural heritage”.

According to Asahi Shinbun (link below), the Tokyo Metropolitan government tested the remaining 10 meat cows from Minami-Soma City that were processed on July 8. The highest number was 3200 becquerels/kg of cesium, and even the lowest number was 1530 becquerels/kg, more than 3 times the government’s provisional safety limit for cesium in foods.

The one that was tested on July 8 had 2300 becquerels/kg radioactive cesium.

Asahi Shinbun (7/9/2011) also says:

芝 浦と場では、農水省の指示で、福島第一原発から20~30キロ圏内から出荷された牛でも、他地域の牛と同様、放射性物質についての特別な調査はしていな い。ただし、厚労省からの指示が今回をのぞいてこれまでに5回あり、その際に行った検査ではいずれも基準値を下回っていたという。

Following the instruction from the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, the Metropolitan Shibaura Slaughterhouse doesn’t conduct radiation testing at all, whether the cattle come from the 20-30 kilometer radius from Fukushima I Nuke Plant or from other areas. However, there have been 5 instances where the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare instructed them to test for radiation, and in those instances the radioactive materials detected were less than the provisional limit.

Yomiuri Shinbun (7/9/2011) says something more disturbing:

福島県の調査では、4月下旬以後、同区域からは2924頭の肉用牛が出荷されたことが判明。

According to the investigation by Fukushima Prefecture, 2924 meat cows have been shipped from the same area since the end of April.

Read moreUnbelievable Update On Radioactive Fukushima Cow Meat Coming Your Way!!!

Tokyo Government Finds Radioactive Cesium At 2,300 Becquerels Per Kg In Cow Meat

Excess level of radioactive cesium found in meat of Fukushima cow+ (AP/Kyodo News, July 9, 2011):

TOKYO, July 9 (AP) – (Kyodo)—An excessive level of radioactive cesium has been found in the meat of one of 11 cows taken to a meat packing plant in Tokyo from Minamisoma, Fukushima Prefecture, the Tokyo metropolitan government said Friday.

It is the first time an excessive level of radioactive cesium has been found in meat, according to the health ministry. The meat in question contained radioactive cesium, measuring 2,300 becquerels per kilogram, against the provisional ceiling of 500 becquerels, according to the local government.

Read moreTokyo Government Finds Radioactive Cesium At 2,300 Becquerels Per Kg In Cow Meat

China: GM Cows Produce Human Breast Milk

Cows churn out “human breast milk” (Reuters, June 16, 2011):

BEIJING (Reuters) – Moo-ove over, Mum.

Chinese scientists have produced a herd of genetically modified cows that make milk that could substitute for human breast milk — a possible alternative to formula in a nation rocked by tainted milk powder scandals.

Researchers at the State Key Laboratory of Agrobiotechnology of the China Agricultural University introduced human genetic coding into the DNA of Holstein dairy cow embryos, then transferred the embryos into cow surrogates.

In 2003, after years of testing on mice, scientists managed to create the first cow that could produce milk with the same nutritional properties as human breast milk, but with a taste even stronger and sweeter.

“The genetically modified cow milk is 80 percent the same as human breast milk,” said Li Ning, a professor and the project’s director as well as lead researcher.

“Our modified cow milk contains several major properties of human milk, in particular proteins and antibodies which we believe are good for our health and able to improve our immune system.”

Over 300 cloned cattle now live on an experimental farm in suburban Beijing, with new calves delivered every week.

Read moreChina: GM Cows Produce Human Breast Milk

Milk Cows Moved Out Of Fukushima Evacuation Zone (NHK)

Milk cows moved outside Fukushima evacuation zone (NHK, May 30, 2011):

Dairy farmers have begun moving cows out of a village in the evacuation zone for the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear accident.

The move came after radiation levels in raw milk from Iitate Village and part of Kawamata Town cleared the government’s safety standards. A ban on the shipment of raw milk was lifted last Wednesday on the condition that these cows are kept outside the evacuation zone.

Read moreMilk Cows Moved Out Of Fukushima Evacuation Zone (NHK)