It might be wise to steer clear of vegetables from Japan’s Fukushima area for, oh, say a few hundred years. A Korean website assembled this image collection of produce from towns and villages surrounding the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. And they are NOT pretty pictures. From Siamese-twinned corn cobs to what can only be called peaches with elephantiasis, the region’s agriculture appears to have taken a heavy radiation hit from the nuclear disaster in 2011.
Last week it dawned on me that sea salt made from drying Pacific Ocean sea water may not be healthy to eat either. Most salt boxes do not list the source of the salt. I am refusing to buy undesignated sea salt. If I am going to eat it, I want to know where it comes from.