Japan Issues Belated Ban On Radioactive Fukushima Beef After
Allowing To Be Sold In Stores
- July 20, 2011
After Highly Radioactive Beef
Was Detected Over A Week Ago, The Shipped All Over The
Country And Sold In Supermarkets All Over The Country, Japan
Finally Issues A Ban On Radioactive Fukushima Beef.
As I previously reported, beef in Japan has been
detected with high levels
But that didn’t stop Japanese officials from lying to the
public about the threats of the radiation risks and
continuing their mind control campaigns to control the
masses, such as
forcing school children to clean radioactive dirt from
swimming pools and telling the public if they keep smiling
radiation will not affect them.
Even after it made international news headlines that
companies had detected high levels of radiation in their
beef the government pretended like nothing was happening and
allow radioactive beef to be shipped all over the nation and
sold to unsuspecting consumers on store shelves.
Apparently, the government didn’t think the public would
Finally after radiation was in beef on store shelves
hundreds of miles away and consumers have eaten it all week,
Japan has issued a belated order to ban the sale of all
Voice Of America
Calves arrive at a dairy cattle
market to be put up for auction in Motomiya, Fukushima
prefecture, 50 kms west of the stricken Fukushima Daiichi
nuclear power plant, July 14, 2011
Japan has imposed a ban on all beef coming from
Fukushima, the prefecture where three nuclear reactors
melted down following the March 11 magnitude 9.0 earthquake
and tsunami. And, the government is also apologizing for its
delayed response to radioactive meat reaching the market.
The Japanese government has belatedly banned beef from
Fukushima prefecture, a week after meat with
excessive levels of radioactive cesium was distributed to
stores across much of the country.
Chief Cabinet SecretaryYukio Edano says officials are
still attempting to ascertain the extent of the sale of the
Edano says that some beef cattle outside Fukushima
prefecture were also fed rice straw with high levels of
radioactive cesium. He says the government is working with
surrounding communities and the Agriculture Ministry to
track all such meat that was distributed.
This is the latest embarrassing incident for the
government of Prime Minister Naoto Kan which has struggled
to cope with one of Japan’s worst-ever disasters. More than
20,000 people died in the March 11 earthquake and tsunami.
It also severely damaged the Fukushima-1 nuclear power plant
where reactors suffered meltdowns. That prompted evacuations
of numerous villages in Fukushima prefecture, a primarily
agricultural area, where crops were irradiated.
Kan apologized on Tuesday for the beef incident and
said he is extremely sorry he was not able to prevent it
Top government spokesman Edano acknowledges Japan did
not act quickly enough after the first cases of contaminated
beef were reported.
Edano says the government did not fully inform the
public and cattle farmers, causing them deep anxiety. He
says, for that, the government is deeply sorry.
Edano adds that cattle farmers will be compensated for
their losses as a result of the ban.
Authorities say more than 600 cows ate contaminated
straw. They say the feed consumed by the animals measured up
to 500 times the national safety limit for radioactive
cesium. But Japan’s health ministry insists that the
radioactive meat that was consumed by people does not pose a
risk to them.
Voice of America
As the article clearly points out, officials are still
lying to the public say there is no health risk for those
who consumed the radioactive beef.
Even worse, while beef from Fukushima has been banned
they pretend like other livestock and food grown in the area
is entirely unaffected and that areas outside of Fukushima
prefecture are safe as well..
Is the public seriously supposed to believe that only a
handful of cows were affected from eating a stray batch of
radioactive straw? Given the extremely high levels of
radiation detected in the beef, the explanation of a stray
batch of radioactive straw holds little water in my book.
If there is a time to be honest with the public it is
now, before the damage is done and the full risks can be
It is clear that there extremely high levels of radiation
all over Japan, and in areas well beyond the Fukushima
In fact, soil 135 miles away on the outskirts of Tokyo
has just recently
measured over 50,000 bq per kg of cesium radiation.
The radiation is so bad that we are still seeing
abnormal spikes of
radiation in California and even
dangerous levels of
radiation being detected
in Canada rainwater in
That does not mean good news for the people of Japan who
are thousands of miles away on the other side of the
That also would imply that the soil and rainwater in
Japan are highly contaminated and so are the plants being
grown there and being feed to humans and livestock.