Tohoku Veggie Boxes

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From April 14th 1:30 this site will be selling veggie boxes from Fukushima and Tohoku. Each box will be 1200yen and will contain 4-5 vegetables (none from the banned list). If you have a chance please support the farmers up north. This site also sells organic vegetables FYI. The site is in Japanese.

Name of the veggie box: 福島と北関東の農家がんばろうセット

Please note the picture is from my farmers market haul from January. The veggies in season now will be different.

4 thoughts on “Tohoku Veggie Boxes

  1. Support the farmers up north. By eating potentially radioactive veggies. Very clever indeed.
    Does people remember what “food safety” mean? “Precaution”? Has everybody suddenly forgot?
    Are you feeding your baby with veggies, milk and fish from Tohoku?

    Listen, I am very sympathetic with farmers, fishermen and everybody up north, but with this activities you’re just making the problem bigger.
    We should have the crooks who have the responsibility of this man-made disaster (tepco and government) compensate the farmers, not asking us to burden the costs and eat risky food.
    Otherwise, they will again get away with every kind of disaster and irresponsible behavior, and we will have to suffer the health consequences and the costs.

    Have a nice day

    1. I fully agree that TEPCO and the government are responsible for this man made disaster and must burden the costs. Sadly, this will come from our tax dollars.

      I disagree that all vegetables from the north are contaminated. The food safety laws in Japan are very strict and everything is being monitored. I will buy from farmers who are out of the contaminated areas but were originally included in the prefecture wide bans that had no relation to the breadth of contamination.

      1. Kirsty Girl,
        thank you for publishing the comment and for your reply.

        The fact that eventually it’s tax payers of Japan that will pay the bill has got nothing to do with radioprotection. Do you mean that in order to pay a lesser bill tomorrow we shall eat risky veggies now? This does not seem to me to be a safe approach.

        I’m sure you read the news and see there are glitches in the monitoring system, veggies that should not have been sold reach instead the markets and all that is said is “Gomen-ne, mooshiwake arimasen”.

        Moreover, how could it be that something that yesterday was over the limit and could not be sold, today it can, and maybe tomorrow cannot again, without any proper countermeasure being taken (decontamination of the soil, removal of the superficial layer and so on) this is something that my simple mind cannot understand. The difference in the level can be just a matter of different sampling, without changes in the actual situation. That means that the levels are just around the limit, just oscillating randomly up and down…

        And if the decision to eat veggies from Fukushima Ibaraki and so on, is something that an informed adult can take for herself and I don’t meddle in that, we never met but I hope you’re not feeding your baby with that veggies.

        Have a nice day

        1. Do you mean that in order to pay a lesser bill tomorrow we shall eat risky veggies now? – Not at all. I didn’t mean to have the two thoughts connected. I believe a payout is a better solution.

          I think I’m going to have to concede on this issue. While I still believe that there are a lot of uncontaminated veggies from the region out there, I have lost faith in the monitoring and distribution process. There was another massive contaminated spinach shipment that somehow didn’t get noticed.

          The difference in the level can be just a matter of different sampling, without changes in the actual situation. – I believe they sample different farms in an area each time so it could be a matter of uneven radiation distribution in an area…

          I also agree that it is different for children and adults. The choice to eat food that could be risky should never be made on the behalf of a child.

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Tohoku Veggie Boxes

20110413-190449.jpg

From April 14th 1:30 this site will be selling veggie boxes from Fukushima and Tohoku. Each box will be 1200yen and will contain 4-5 vegetables (none from the banned list). If you have a chance please support the farmers up north. This site also sells organic vegetables FYI. The site is in Japanese.

Name of the veggie box: 福島と北関東の農家がんばろうセット

Please note the picture is from my farmers market haul from January. The veggies in season now will be different.

4 thoughts on “Tohoku Veggie Boxes

  1. Support the farmers up north. By eating potentially radioactive veggies. Very clever indeed.
    Does people remember what “food safety” mean? “Precaution”? Has everybody suddenly forgot?
    Are you feeding your baby with veggies, milk and fish from Tohoku?

    Listen, I am very sympathetic with farmers, fishermen and everybody up north, but with this activities you’re just making the problem bigger.
    We should have the crooks who have the responsibility of this man-made disaster (tepco and government) compensate the farmers, not asking us to burden the costs and eat risky food.
    Otherwise, they will again get away with every kind of disaster and irresponsible behavior, and we will have to suffer the health consequences and the costs.

    Have a nice day

    1. I fully agree that TEPCO and the government are responsible for this man made disaster and must burden the costs. Sadly, this will come from our tax dollars.

      I disagree that all vegetables from the north are contaminated. The food safety laws in Japan are very strict and everything is being monitored. I will buy from farmers who are out of the contaminated areas but were originally included in the prefecture wide bans that had no relation to the breadth of contamination.

      1. Kirsty Girl,
        thank you for publishing the comment and for your reply.

        The fact that eventually it’s tax payers of Japan that will pay the bill has got nothing to do with radioprotection. Do you mean that in order to pay a lesser bill tomorrow we shall eat risky veggies now? This does not seem to me to be a safe approach.

        I’m sure you read the news and see there are glitches in the monitoring system, veggies that should not have been sold reach instead the markets and all that is said is “Gomen-ne, mooshiwake arimasen”.

        Moreover, how could it be that something that yesterday was over the limit and could not be sold, today it can, and maybe tomorrow cannot again, without any proper countermeasure being taken (decontamination of the soil, removal of the superficial layer and so on) this is something that my simple mind cannot understand. The difference in the level can be just a matter of different sampling, without changes in the actual situation. That means that the levels are just around the limit, just oscillating randomly up and down…

        And if the decision to eat veggies from Fukushima Ibaraki and so on, is something that an informed adult can take for herself and I don’t meddle in that, we never met but I hope you’re not feeding your baby with that veggies.

        Have a nice day

        1. Do you mean that in order to pay a lesser bill tomorrow we shall eat risky veggies now? – Not at all. I didn’t mean to have the two thoughts connected. I believe a payout is a better solution.

          I think I’m going to have to concede on this issue. While I still believe that there are a lot of uncontaminated veggies from the region out there, I have lost faith in the monitoring and distribution process. There was another massive contaminated spinach shipment that somehow didn’t get noticed.

          The difference in the level can be just a matter of different sampling, without changes in the actual situation. – I believe they sample different farms in an area each time so it could be a matter of uneven radiation distribution in an area…

          I also agree that it is different for children and adults. The choice to eat food that could be risky should never be made on the behalf of a child.

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