The March 11 earthquake and tsunami knocked out cooling systems at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant and, almost two months later, the nation is still struggling to prevent an atomic disaster. They say the situation is under control, but everyone knows that it could go either way at any time.
Meanwhile, the discovery of radiation in seafood has hit Japan right in its culinary heart, as the nation that brought sushi to the world contemplates having to change thousand-year-old eating habits.
For an archipelago that has lived off the ocean since prehistoric times, radioactive fish is a worst-case scenario with possibly economy-wide implications.
The realization that radioactive material has been found in seafood has made many of the nation’s 126 million people nervous.
While we are focusing on the [lack of] safety here in Tokyo owing to radiations and radioactive contamination of food, here is a news story that explains how Tuna fish that is highly contaminated with radioactive materials like Iodine 131 and Cesium 137 will make its way across the pacific ocean, to the waters where the fishermen of USA will make their catch.
Sushi, anyone? Or, for that matter, how about canned Tuna fish especially served with natural (er, man made?) radioactive materials to spice up your senses and cells? Well, for that matter, how about fish served in any of your favorite ways?
Check out this video:
Whether deep fried or roasted, boiled or steamed, there’s no way you can stop the radioactive material from entering your body. Well, unless you stop eating fish altogether!
Alternative forms of food, anyone?