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Radioactive Fruits and Vegetables?

Radioactive Fruits and Vegetables?

According to “MSN Now,”

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…

The slideshow features pictures of tomatoes that appear to have tumors, octopus eggplants, and conjoined-twin corn cobs, along with other strange and mutated vegetables and fruit.

While we all knew that the nuclear fallout from the Fukushima disaster wasn’t going to dissipate overnight, these images bring home the realities of the potential radiation that residents near the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant face on a daily basis. And this raises the question: Is enough being done to protect them?


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6:06AM PDT on Oct 20, 2013

Thanks for sharing.

12:33PM PDT on Aug 19, 2013

Although the fruit and veggies grown in radioactive soils may absorb some radioactive isotopes, the pictures in the slideshow have nothing to do with radiation-induced changes. From the website that originates the slideshow "CORRECTION: A post on a website in Japan reports that these images aren’t related to the Fukushima disaster. We regret passing along the misinformation. " Care2 should edit the article to run this, too. Warty tomatoes can result from insects or viruses. Conjoined fruits and flowers are not unusual. You can probably find examples in your neighborhood if you look. The odd, elongated dandelion, I've had some like that on my hillside in West Virginia. The half ripe, half unripe orange is a trick easily done by covering one side with foil or heavy paper. The pictures show oddities, but nothing scary.

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4:04PM PDT on Aug 12, 2013

Thanks for sharing.

3:18PM PDT on Aug 9, 2013

Our foods are getting to be scarier all the time!

4:34AM PDT on Jul 28, 2013

Eat them and you'll light up in the dark....

1:41PM PDT on Jul 27, 2013

from the realm of the strange and unusual.......

5:01AM PDT on Jul 27, 2013

those pictures freak me out, LIKE A SCARY HORROR FLICK!

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