How to Deal With Raised Levels of Radioactivity in the Food Chain

1297541458598_ORIGINALThere has recently been an uptick in discussions regarding elevated levels of radiation in seafood as a result of the Fukushima incident. Prompting the discussions have been reports of the findings of an Alberta, Canada student who tested samples of seafood with a Gieger counter. Bronwyn Delacruz’s findings contradict the statements of the ‘scientists’ and ‘experts’ who have been downplaying the effects of the Fukushima incident.

But one doesn’t have to be an expert to reasonably presume that the hundreds of tonnes of contaminated water used in an attempt to cool the damaged reactors and then flushed into the sea would result in increased levels of radiation in the oceans and their content. This post progresses from that assumption and concentrates on immediately implementable strategies for mitigating that situation.

The most immediate strategy would be to stop eating seafood, which would address that potential source, but would ignore other areas that have been contaminated. Caesium 134, an isotope made exclusively by fission has been found in rainwater in British Columbia. Again, elementary school level science tells us that given the mechanics of the water cycle, contaminated seawater is bound to fall as rain on land. In another example, a report from the Atomic Weapons Establishment in the UK showed that DU aerosols from the ‘Shock and Awe’ bombing of Baghdad had been carried over the UK in concentrations that were high enough to warrant notifying the Environment Agency. (The page listing the report also contains a report on  evidence of global contamination from alpha-emitting particulates from Fukushima.)

A distressing aside to these examples is that the scientists and experts getting any airtime are downplaying the potential effects, which may move one to question just who these spokespeople are and on whose payroll.

So if we can’t avoid it, what can we do about it? Fortunately, Nature provides an answer. Spirulina and Chlorella are known to bind to radioactive particles thus facilitating their removal from the body. Bentonite clay has the same effect. Each was used extensively and effectively following the Chernobyl incident. Below are links to articles elsewhere on this website with more information.

Radiation Strategy – Spirulina

Radiation Strategy – Bentonite

Radiation Strategy: Bentonite Clay

This post is the second in a series of strategy posts that follow on from Facts about Fukushima. See also Radiation Strategy: Spirulina

Bentonite

Years ago I discovered the amazing detoxification properties of Bentonite and have used it for myself and others in a range of conditions, including arsenic poisoning, that required a rigorous detox. Bentonite, also referred to as Montmorillonite, is one of the most effective and powerful healing clays used to treat both internal and external disorders. Bentonite can be used externally as a clay poultice, mud pack or in the bath and, in skin care recipes. Internally it can be added to water, glazed on food, or taken in capsules.

Bentonite is very unusual in the fact that once it becomes hydrated, the electrical and molecular components of the clay rapidly change and produce an “electrical charge”. Its highest power lies in the ability to absorb toxins, impurities, heavy metals and other internal contaminants. Bentonite clay’s structure assists it in attracting and soaking up poisons on its exterior wall and then slowly drawing them into the interior centre of the clay where it is held in a sort of repository.

The following article gives a good overview and provides a number of useful links.

From the Sherrie Questioning All blog

I have been researching and gathered many links and information about how people can get radiation out of their body and protect themselves.

This is a page with links to all kinds of information on various ways to help yourself and natural ways of pain relief.

I have found over and over again – something everyone needs to have at your disposal for getting radiation out of your body – is Bentonite Clay.

Bentonite Clay is a natural volcanic clay that is found in the midwest of the United States.  It will take 180 times of itself of toxins and radiation out of your body.  I use it on my skin and areas I have pain and it has worked wonderfully.  I mix it with apple cider vinegar instead of using water.  The jars say “not for internal use” but since I buy 100% natural clay I do use it internally – as many sites have said – it absorbs the toxins from your body and gets them out.  It is a miracle type clay for natural healing. ** Very important – do not use a metal spoon or anything metal with the bentonite clay, as it changes it’s properties when metal is touched to it.  Use only a wooden spoon and a glass bowl or cup.**spesifikasi android

Here are many links for you to look at about Bentonite Clay.  This includes a link of testimonials of what the clay has done for people – including curing their bulging disc etc.

An example of what clay does from this link. –
http://www.natural-pain-relief-guide.com/bentonite-clay.html

If you haven’t heard of the wonderful healing benefits of Bentonite clay, you’re in for a treat! Would you like to find an inexpensive, yet effective product that could clean out your colon, detoxify your body of harmful chemicals, radiation, heavy metals, and bacteria, strengthen your immune system, purify your blood, heal ulcers and wounds internally and externally, dissolve tumors, cysts, age spots, keloid scars, normalize your pH, create a balance of minerals in your body, alleviate pain, and more? Clay can do all this, and more!

Clay’s ability to attract toxins, bacteria, heavy metals, and other noxious substances comes from its positive electrical charge. With toxic and unhealthy substances tending to have a negative electrical charge, they are irresistibly attracted to the radiantly positive pole of the clay. This includes all unhealthy substances, even radiation!

After the meltdown of Chernobyl in Russia, clay was added to chocolate bars and distributed to the masses to reduce the effects of the nuclear radiation. In addition, the scientists who went in afterward painted their bodies with a layer of clay mud before donning their radiation resistant gear to absorb any radiation that might have leaked through their suits and render it essentially harmless.

During the Balkan War the British army used clay for cholera. The mortality rate was 60% for all soldiers who contracted this disease. However, when clay was used, the mortality rate went down from 60% to an amazing 3%. Since then the British army uses clay for treatment of poisoning.

“During the First World War, the Russian soldiers received 200 grams of clay along with their rations, and it was added to mustard in several French regiments, who remained free of the dysentery, which ravaged nearby regiments.”

What Radiation effects are to what parts of your body and home remedies – this is a great link for all kinds of information on radiation and what foods to eat.
http://www.natural-health-home-remedies.com/radiation.html

http://www.globalhealingcenter.com/bentonite-clay.html

http://nutritionhealthfitness.com/bentonite-clay/

http://www.healingdaily.com/detoxification-diet/bentonite-clay.htm

http://www.morethanalive.com/Bentonite-clay-powder

http://www.aboutclay.com/testimonials.htm

http://www.shirleys-wellness-cafe.com/clay.htm

http://www.oasiscolonics.com/2011/03/protection-from-radiation-calcium-bentonite-clay.html

Note: Most health-related references to Bentonite neglect to mention that, out of that context, this type of clay is also used by potters and ceramic artists to make a fine slip clay. Obviously, ceramicists would go to suppliers who sold larger units (bigger bags!) cheaper than the much smaller health/beauty-packaged products. According to this article another potential difference between pharmaceutical grade bentonite and other bentonite is that pharmaceutical grade bentonite may have been irradiated.

Radiation Strategy: Spirulina

This post is the first of a series of strategy posts that follow on from Facts about Fukushima.

Health Benefits of Spirulina:

According to research Spirulina contains:

3 times more protein then fish
10 times more calcium then milk
50 times more iron then spinach
100 times more betacarotene (vitamin A) then carrots
5 times more chlorophyll then green leaves…

  • Spirulina is one of nature’s near-perfect foods, as it is up to 70 percent protein by weight and is rich in B vitamins (including B-12), minerals, GLA, natural iodine and phycocyanin
  • Spirulina was found to have very positive effects for radiation sickness when given to children exposed to radiation after the Chernobyl nuclear accident
  • Many studies have found that Spirulina can serve as a “radiation shield,” helping protect your thyroid gland, strengthen your immune system and blood, protect your kidneys, and bind to heavy radioactive isotopes so they can be more quickly eliminated from your body
  • While spirulina is an excellent source of nutrition, you must be very careful about its source, since it can be contaminated with heavy metals and other environmental pollutants

5 Grams Daily of This REVERSED Severe Radiation Poisoning in Chernobyl Children… (Dr. Mercola, Nov. 09 2011):

Due to the many requests I received from concerned readers asking for guidance about strategies to help protect against radioactive fallout in the wake of the Japanese nuclear disaster, I recently wrote an article addressing those concerns.

Although the suggestions I made were all based on the latest scientific research, my investigation will be continuing in this area so that I can further refine those recommendations.

And as I learn more, I will pass along that information to you.

That said, one specific superfood that jumps to the top of the list is spirulina, and it’s this very special blue-green “algae” that I want to expand upon today.

There is a great deal of research about spirulina’s effectiveness in insulating you from the effects of radiation.

Spirulina was actually used to treat children exposed to chronic low-levels of radiation after the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, which I’ll be covering in more detail below.

According to a scientific review of spirulina’s benefits in the Journal of Applied Phycology:

“Up to very recently, the interest in Spirulina was mainly in its nutritive value. Currently, however, numerous people are looking into the possible therapeutic effects of Spirulina.

Many pre-clinical studies and a few clinical studies suggest several therapeutic effects ranging from reduction of cholesterol and cancer to enhancing the immune system, increasing intestinal lactobacilli, reducing nephrotoxicity by heavy metals and drugs and radiation protection.”

Spirulina is ranked by AARP as the #1 superfood for extending your lifespan, and the UN has identified it as a primary ingredient in the fight against malnutrition worldwide. But what exactly is spirulina? You may be surprised!

Spirulina: One of Nature’s Near-Perfect Foods

Spirulina is similar to sea vegetables such as dulse, kelp, nori, kombu, arame, wakame, etc. Along with its cousin chlorella (another of my favorites) spirulina is a member of the “blue-green” family—but this family is actually not algae.

Although you will often hear the term “blue-green algae,” spirulina and its kin are actually cyanobacteria. Cyanobacteria are classified as bacteria because their genetic material is not organized in a membrane-bound nucleus. Unlike other bacteria, they have chlorophyll and use the sun as an energy source, in the way plants and algae do.

Spirulina is primarily produced by two species: Arthrospira platensis and Arthrospira maxima.

One of the special traits of spirulina is its rich protein content—it’s up to 70 percent protein by weight and contains all of the essential amino acids. Records of the Spanish conquistadors suggest that the Aztecs consumed spirulina as a food source, and the Kanembu people of Central Africa harvested it from what is now called Lake Chad.

Wild spirulina grows in the alkaline lakes of Mexico and on the African continent, although it is commercially grown and harvested all over the world. It reproduces quickly, and because the individual organisms tend to stick together, it is easy to harvest. Commercial production of spirulina is estimated to reach 220,000 tons by the year 2020.

Japan is the largest producer—and also the largest consumer—of spirulina.

Spirulina Offers Across-the-Board Health Benefits

Spirulina is high in various B vitamins (including B-12), beta-carotene and other carotenoids, and minerals including calcium, iron, magnesium, selenium, manganese, potassium and zinc. It is also a great source of gamma-linoleic acid (GLA), an essential fatty acid for your heart and joints.

Many of these vitamins and minerals have strong antioxidant properties, which help you eliminate toxins and fight disease. Spirulina is highly effective for heavy metal detoxification, and many studies now point to spirulina as a natural cancer-fighting agent. Research on spirulina suggests it offers potential benefits for a wide variety of health issues, including:

Digestion, tempering appetite, stabilizing blood sugar and reducing diabetes risk Balancing gut flora and fighting Candida Killing viruses
Improving blood Reducing inflammation Preventing eye diseases
Normalizing cholesterol Protecting your liver, heart, kidneys, and brain Reducing allergic reactions
Fighting cancer Boosting your immune system Preventing/treating thyroid disorders

But what is it about spirulina that explains its ability to protect you from the damaging effects of ionizing radiation? One of the explanations is cyanobacteria’s unique blue pigment, phycocyanin. Spirulina is 16 percent phycocyanin by weight. Phycocyanin attaches to spirulina’s membranes to impart the distinctive bluish color.

Besides being a pigment, phycocyanin is also a nitrogen storage molecule. The nitrogen atoms bind with heavy metals, such as radioactive caesium-137, strontium-90, and potassium-40, hence “cleansing” these radioactive metals from your body.

It All Started with Chernobyl

The benefits of spirulina for radiation treatment really came to light just after the 1986 Chernobyl disaster, near the Belarus border of Ukraine.

When the Chernobyl reactor melted down, approximately 134 plant workers and firefighters were exposed to high doses of radiation—800 to 16,000 mSv—and developed acute radiation sickness.

Of those 134 workers, 28 died within 3 months of exposure.

In total, more than 160,000 children and 146,000 cleanup workers became victims of radiation poisoning as a result of living and working in that radiotoxic environment, raising the incidence of birth defects, leukemia, anemia, cancers, thyroid disease, liver and bone marrow degeneration, and overall severely compromised immune systems.

According to Bill Bodri’s 2004 book How to Help Support the Body’s Healing After Intense Radioactive or Radiation Exposure, after the Chernobyl disaster a British company reportedly sent shipments of spirulina to clinics in Belarus to treat child victims of radiation sickness. Soviet physicians at the Institute of Radiation Medicine in Minsk administered 5 grams of spirulina daily to some of the radiation-exposed children for 45 consecutive days.

They were amazed to see these children show rapid improvements, compared to the children who did not receive spirulina, in the following ways:

  • The spirulina-treated children showed bone marrow, spinal fluid, blood cell and liver regeneration.
  • Dangerously low white blood cell counts of about 1,000 (typical of leukemia) rose to 3,000 in only 20 days.
  • Urine radioactivity levels decreased by 50 percent in 20 days.

According to Bodri, “Health restoration was reported even when radiation sickness was so advanced that the children’s eyes were bulging out of their sockets.” And the results occurred despite ongoing radiation exposure from contaminated food and water.

Based on the Minsk results, the Belarus Ministry of Health concluded that spirulina accelerates the evacuation of radionuclides from the human body, without adverse side effects. Spirulina was particularly efficient at deactivating radioactive caesium from their bodies.

More Russian Studies Soon Followed—With Encouraging Results

A 1993 report (author L.P. Loseva) confirmed the 1991 findings about the benefits of spirulina for children with radiation sickness, leading to the awarding of a Russian patent for spirulina in the treatment of radiation sickness.

A follow up report (also written by Loseva in September of 1999 for the 8th International Congress of Applied Algology) concluded:

Spirulina platensis is an effective natural adsorbent of long-life radionuclides caesium-137, strontium-90, and potassium-40 and can lead to a reduction of radioactive contamination in children ages 10 to 16 years of age.”

There is also a report that younger children, aged 3 to 7, in Beryozovka (near Grodno on the Polish border) who were poisoned with radioactivity from Chernobyl, as well as simultaneous lead poisoning from a nearby glass factory, showed improvement after being treated with spirulina for 45 days.

Radiation causes Hematopoietic syndrome, marked by a three-way drop in blood cells: the result is infection (related to insufficient white cells), anemia (inadequate red blood cells), and bleeding (diminished platelets).  Spirulina helps with these symptoms. Physicians saw T-cell suppressors and beneficial hormones increase, and urine radioactivity decrease, in 83 percent of the children who received the treatment.

A Russian study (L. Evets, et al. 1994) involving 270 children living in highly radioactive areas found that the children’s elevated immunoglobulin E levels (IgE) were normalized by 5 grams of spirulina per day for 6 weeks. Normalizing IgE reduces allergic reactions.

Spirulina’s Glowing Reports as a “Radiation Shield”

It is thought that spirulina protects your body from radiation damage and helps it detoxify through a combination of the mechanisms outlined in the following table.

Spirulina has high natural iodine, which protects NOT ONLY your thyroid, but all glandular tissues in your body.
Spirulina is abundant in vitamins and minerals and antioxidants, which collectively promote healing and strengthen your immune system.
Spirulina is high in phytopigments (phycocyanin, chlorophyll, beta-carotene and other carotenoids), which enhance antioxidants and reduce free radical damage from radiation, as well as from pollutants, drugs and other environmental toxins. These pigments may also help explain spirulina’s anti-inflammatory properties.
Spirulina is high in metallo-thionine compounds (proteins combined with metals) that bind heavy radioactive isotopes and eliminate them from your body (Matsubara et al. “Radioprotective effect of metallo-thionine,” presented at Radial Rays Conference, Tokyo Japan 1985)
Scientists at the Gastro-Intestinal Laboratory at McGill University in Montreal demonstrated that alginates derived from Laminaria could reduce by 50 to 80 percent the amount of radioactive strontium absorbed through the intestine.
Spirulina is rich in highly bioavailable iron, which helps prevent anemia. A new study published in the journal Cellular and Molecular Biology in January 2011 confirms this effect, finding spirulina effective in the treatment of anemia and age-related immune dysfunction among senior citizens.
Spirulina has a number of blood-strengthening properties, as found by this 2001 animal study from China. The study concluded that spirulina has chemo-protective and radio-protective capabilities and shows potential for fighting cancer. Immune cells in your blood are highly radiosensitive and considered to be good indicators for biological effects taking place at the molecular level.
Spirulina somehow helps shield cells from gamma radiation, as shown by this study on the bone marrow of mice.
Spirulina helps to protect your kidneys, which are some of the FIRST organs to suffer damage after significant radiation exposure. Research suggests spirulina helps protect from the nephrotoxicity of cancer treatments, antibiotics and analgesics.

A great many more research studies about spirulina can be accessed here, demonstrating the wide array of spirulina’s health benefits.

WARNING About Contamination of Sea-Derived Nutrients

Typically, terrestrial vegetables provide enormous health benefits, but those from the sea can provide loads of additional benefits over land-based vegetables. But, just like eating fish, the issue of contamination is of major concern today.

You probably know I don’t advise eating fish, because most are now contaminated with heavy metals like mercury and chemicals like PCBs and dioxins. Unfortunately, most sea vegetables and cyanobacteria are similarly contaminated. So, while they are an ideal source of nutrition, you need to be VERY careful about which ones to consume.

If you are purchasing sea vegetables or spirulina that were harvested since the Japanese nuclear event, you will want to make sure they have been screened for radiation by an independent third party lab.

Dr. David Brownstein, an expert on iodine and your thyroid, sent a number of sea vegetable samples to labs and found most of them to be contaminated with heavy metals, actually containing bromine instead of iodine, which is the “toxic bully” of the halide group.

I believe that toxin-free sea vegetables and spirulina are likely the ideal way to obtain your iodine—just as toxin-free fish is the best source of animal based omega-3 fats. However, with all of the pollutants in today’s environment, those ideals are increasingly difficult to achieve.

Spirulina Dosing Recommendations

Assuming it’s from a pristine source, spirulina can be a tremendous nutritional supplement for you, your children, and your pets, providing highly bioavailable iodine and a bonanza of super-nutrients.

If you are going to start on a spirulina regimen, the recommended dosage is 3,000 mg per day for adults, and 500 to 1,500 mg for children, for use as a preventative. For therapeutic use, 10,000 to even 20,000 mg per day is required for adults.

Sources and additional information

http://www.infiniteunknown.net/2011/11/12/studies-show-spirulina-protects-regenerates-and-detoxifies-the-human-body-from-radiation-russian-patent-for-spirulina-in-treatment-of-radiation-sickness/

http://www.naturalnews.com/031779_spirulina_radiation.html

Facts about Fukushima

A recent query put to the Psyclone Facebook page regarding possible links between the Fukushima nuclear incident and the Schmallenberg virus prompted some research over the last week, which in turn has led to this post.

There is a substantial amount of data in and linked to in this post. The subject is so important that I recommend setting aside enough time to properly assess the information. The page can be saved as a pdf for more convenient examination.

Briefly then, in March, 2011 an incident at the Fukushima nuclear facility on northern Honshu island in Japan destroyed parts of the plant and released radioactive material into the environment. The Schmallenberg Virus (SBV) is the name given to an animal illness that was first identified in August 2011 in cattle in the Netherlands and Germany. SBV causes congenital defects in lambs, kids and calves.  Reports of animals displaying SBV symptoms have since come from Germany, France, Holland and Belgium, England, Luxembourg,  Italy and  Spain.

Common knowledge states that the incident that damaged the plant was a 9.0 earthquake followed by a tsunami. As is often the case ‘common knowledge’ is in fact an understanding of something arrived at through information that has come from a state outlet (education and/or media). As is also often the case with common knowledge, full comprehension of the subject is limited or absent primarily because of the type of information that comes through state outlets. Personal research, which takes time and a fair amount of discernment, often compiles a different picture.

And so it was with this subject, which when looked at closely presents the possibility that the Fukushima disaster may in fact have been caused by an act of war under the cover of an environmental disaster. Freelance investigative journalist, Jim Stone has put together a comprehensive article (which saves to a 28-page PDF), which is a must read for the data provided, data of the kind you won’t find floating in the mainstream.

Data from other sources (also not disseminated through the mainstream media) suggests that directed energy emitted from transmitters used in the High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program (HAARP) may have been responsible for inducing the earthquake.

Those pathological skeptics whose knees are jerking with the above statement should consider a comment made by US Secretary of Defense William S. Cohen in April 1997 in his address at the Conference on Terrorism, Weapons of Mass Destruction, and US Strategy at the University of Georgia, “Others are engaging even in an eco-type terrorism whereby they can alter the climate, set off earthquakes, volcanoes remotely through the use of electromagnetic waves”.

The following link to more information about the incident and specific aspects mentioned above:

“Planetary Genocide”: Fukushima One Year Later : The Poisoning of Planet Earth

The Fuel Pools of Fukushima: THE GREATEST SHORT-TERM THREAT TO HUMANITY

New NASA research points to possible HAARP connection in Japan earthquake, tsunami

Leuren Moret: Fukushima HAARP nuclear attack by CIA, DOE, BP for London banks

NSA virus “Stuxnet” hacked Fukushima before HAARP caused earthquake?

Leuren Moret: Fukushima Tectonic Nuclear Warfare Monitored by World HAARP Partners

Cause for Alarm: HAARP, Fukushima Radiation and Agenda 21

HAARP Spreads Fukushima Radiation Around World

The condition labelled the Schmallenberg virus, named after the town in Germany where it was said to have first appeared, can cause abortions, stillbirths, and foetal abnormalities in ruminants. Earlier symptoms detected have been fever, milk-drop syndrome (lowered or dropped yield) and diarrhoea.

The Animal Health and Veterinary Laboratories Agency identifies Schmallenberg as one of a group of viruses typically primarily spread by biting insect vectors, such as midges and mosquitoes, although the routes of Schmallenberg  transmission have not yet been confirmed.

The fact is that the vector spread theory isn’t supported by the progression of cases around Europe. Not only have routes of transmission not been confirmed, also unconfirmed is that this condition is actually caused by a virus, despite mainstream media regurgitation and repetition of sound-bytes that give the impression otherwise. What isn’t being mentioned in any mainstream outlet is that Schmallenberg symptoms are disturbingly similar to radiation sickness and the congenital  effects of radiation exposure.

In fact the reports of sick seals, walruses and polar bears in Alaska, contaminated fish in Japan and off the coast of America shouldn’t come as a surprise after workers at Fukushima pumped thousands of tons of seawater over reactors last year to prevent a complete meltdown of the reactor cores. The Chinese State Oceanic Administration has reported widespread levels of highly radioactive contamination throughout the Pacific Ocean. By July 4th 2011 cesium and Strontium-90 radiation levels were up to 300 and 100 times higher than concentration levels detected in water off the coast of China. The isotopes found in fish caught off the coast of California were cesium-134 and cesium-13. Neither exist in nature but are produced only in nuclear explosions such as the weapons tests of the Cold War era.

From the time of the incident to date, finding accurate data has been made more difficult by the fact that, typically, technical information and scientific data from the government agencies (all government agencies!) have been and are subject to variation due to political expediency.

But we don’t need ‘experts’ to tell us that we’re in a lot of trouble. In fact,  trusting experts and authority mouthpieces to inform and advise us on this matter will land us in more trouble than we’re already in.  Consider this:

  • The detection of radiation in fish mentioned above happened in May 2011, but mainstream US news agencies have only just begun to report it.
  • Last year the US Food and Drug Administration said that North Pacific fish are so unlikely to be contaminated by radioactive material from the crippled nuclear plant in Japan that there would be no reason to test them, “the ocean is so huge and Alaska fisheries so far away that there is no realistic threat,” said FDA spokeswoman Siobhan DeLancey.
  • President Barack Obama reinforced the policy implemented by local health authorities of discouraging people  from preparing personal radiation strategies such as purchasing potassium iodide pills. “The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and public health experts do not recommend people in the U.S. take precautionary measures beyond staying informed,” said Obama, which is precisely what those affected by both Chernobyl and the 3 Mile Island accident were told. Potassium iodide’s ability to protect against radioactively-induced cancer is well-known. If the thyroid contains sufficient amounts of non-radioactive iodine, this prevents the uptake of the radioactive molecules, which are subsequently excreted. (As with all mineral supplements, naturally occurring iodine is preferable. See future ‘SHTF’ posts for more data)
  •  Canadian government officials reassured Canadians that the radioactivity from Fukushima posed zero health risks despite massive amounts of radioactive material from Fukushima being detected in March and April 20011 at monitoring stations across the country.
  • A single report has come out of Japan that the Japanese government  cooperating with the UN World Food Programme and the British Ministry of Foreign Affairs operated ODA (Official Development Assistance) to send processed marine products made in the areas affected by the earthquake and tsunami. The canned fish from Tohoku  will go to Cambodia and 4 other countries and will be used in school lunches to feed school children.  The stated reason for the project is to promote the recovery of fisheries industry in the disaster-affected areas and to dispel baseless rumours that food in Japan is contaminated with radioactive materials. (Despite the number of investigators and researchers looking into this, there has been no official confirmation or denial of the report. This type of involvement on the part of the World Food Programme wouldn’t be out of character for an organisation that in 2002 was revealed to have been secretly dumping unauthorised GM material into food aid for seven years.

I could go on, but it should be obvious that, as I said, trusting experts and authority mouthpieces to inform and advise us on this matter will land us in more trouble than we’re already in

So, what to do?

Fortunately, there are strategies that we all can adopt that will mitigate the presence of raised levels of radiation in the environment and food chain. The kind of strategy I will focus on in coming posts will be foods and other substances that can be ingested which help displace radioactive particles out of the body.

Knowledge is power. Your ignorance is their bliss