Fukushima Radiation News Update – Food in North America

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I’ve been slowing down on my coverage of the Fukushima situation, waiting for Mercury to station direct so that I would have something more substantial to write about. Today my friend Jim Schaeffer sent along this list of articles, compiled by the Vesica Institute for Holistic Studies, which update the food safety situation for North America. The information in these links is too extensive to personally verify, but it is a starting point in the long process of becoming informed.

The cover of Pink Floyd's "Atom Heart Mother" LP, released in 1970. I always considered this a anti-nuclear statement, given the connection between radiation and cows -- but the band and the photographer address the point in interviews, and said no such theme or message was intended.

Straight away, I would note that we are hearing absolutely none of this in the mainstream media, whether you’re talking about Fox, MSNBC or The New York Times. It’s as if the issue does not exist. Think about this for a second. Think about it as you read over these links. If all you read is the newspaper or all you watch is cable news or network news, then everything is fine.

We have been aware that the whole situation is being consciously downplayed so as not to panic the public. Very low levels of radiation are dangerous to some people and all fetuses. Were the real risks explained or even alluded to, a lot of people would start asking questions.

If you are pregnant, you simply must take care about this, and learn what to eat and not eat and how to minimize your exposure. Fetuses are vulnerable because certain elements of the genetic code, endocrine system and key organs are developing, and the rapid development stage is where the mutations tend to get in. The rest of us would do well to consider adjusting what and how we eat. There are reasons that anyone is anti-nuclear as a political or environmental position. It’s not because it’s so groovy. It’s because of the way that the fallout created by a meltdown ends up in the food chain, and and then continually recycles itself over and over again.

The isotopes get into the air, the water and then food. As you will read, not all foods are equal. Some tend to collect radiation; some concentrate it; some are less susceptible. The effect will not be the same in all people, either. Even the same dosage will affect different people many different ways — due to preexisting factors, how your genetic code is doing, how your immune system is doing, whether you’ve had prior exposures, and other factors.

One last point to make is that the radiation releases are not over. They seem to be as high as ever, or higher. The more that is released, the more will collect in the ‘background level’ of the Northern Hemisphere. I recognize that this is not happy news, indeed that it’s too much for most people to consider. I also know how few people are likely to be concerned. I’ve spent a lot of time around people for whom exposure to deadly toxins is imminent, and their lack of care is one of the mysteries of my life. It is one of the most revealing things about the human race that I have seen in my time here, and I don’t understand it. But as Gary Null once said to me during a live interview on the subject, it’s all about one’s agenda. For those who care, this is some information you may find helpful.

I would add that in my opinion, it’s necessary to do more than take iodine. The body’s first line of defense, and really, its last, is the immune system. Above all else that is the thing you must take care of. That is something you can do — though you need to make informed choices, both by reading and talking with people who have informed opinions. I think that antioxidants will be a key part of staying safe(r), and apparently miso soup is something famous for helping avert the dangers of radiation.

Thanks to Vesica for pulling this data together, to Jim for passing it along and to Anatoly for gathering up the code (it’s not up to our usual presentation format, but I thought it would be best to get it out sooner rather than later).

Radioactive Fallout Has Been Confirmed Across the Entire Northern Hemisphere of the Earth

FUKUSHIMA PLANT RELEASED OVER 7.5 MILLION TIMES
THE LEGAL LIMIT OF RADIOACTIVE IODINE INTO THE PACIFIC OCEAN

FRENCH NUCLEAR RESEARCH GROUP CRIIRAD ISSUES WARNING AGAINST CONSUMING SPECIFIC FOODS FOR ENTIRE COUNTRY OF FRANCE

All French citizens were warned against consuming rainwater, leafy greens, and all milk derived products (including from goats and sheep as well as cows) due to radioactive fallout contamination in Europe. The U.S. and Canadian governments still claim that all of the above foods are safe in North America, even for infants and pregnant women; unfortunately the reality is that the level of radioactive fallout present here is 8 to 10 times greater that of France and the rest of Europe.

URANIUM FALLOUT DETECTED IN HAWAII, SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA, AND SEATTLE

UC BERKELEY CONFIRMS RADIOACTIVE CESIUM FALLOUT PRESENT IN LEAFY GREENS TESTED IN SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA

RAINWATER IN THE US TESTING FOR HUNDREDS OR THOUSANDS OF TIMES THE FEDERAL RADIATION LIMIT FOR DRINKING WATER

Links: 1, 2.

DRINKING WATER FROM THE TAP NOW SHOWING HIGH RADIATION LEVELS

PACIFIC OCEAN FISH TESTING RADIOACTIVE

Links: 1.

MILK SAMPLES IN CALIFORNIA, WASHINGTON STATE, ARIZONA, ARKANSAS, VERMONT AND HAWAII SHOW RADIOACTIVE FALLOUT CONTAMINATION

Links: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10.

RAINWATER IN FLORIDA HIGH IN RADIOACTIVE CESIUM AND IODINE

FALLOUT MAPS FOR NORTH AMERICA

These maps, made available by the Norwegian Institute for Air Research (NILU), show which areas of North America have received or will soon receive the highest dumps of radioactive fallout from Fukushima. The maps show during which time periods to expect incoming fallout in specific areas. It is a tragedy and a scandal that the U.S. and Canadian governments do not provide such information to its citizens. The link below will take you to a page where you can click on which radioactive fallout element to track over which area of the world. Be aware that the amount of fallout already on the ground in North America will continue to affect us for a long time to come, even if concentrations shown on this mapping (which shows current streams of new fallout from Fukushima) become less intense in the future.

EUROPEAN COMMITTEE ON RADIATION RISK (ECRR) FORECASTS OVER 400,000 CANCERS WILL EVENTUALLY DEVELOP FROM FUKUSHIMA FALLOUT

SCIENTIST MICHIO KAKU NOTES THAT FUKUSHIMA DISASTER MAY BE WORSE THAN CHERNOBYL

EPA IS PLANNING TO INCREASE OFFICIAL ?SAFE? RADIATION LEVEL GUIDELINES BY FACTORS OF THOUSANDS OR MILLIONS IN THE NEAR FUTURE

This is a clear sign of how bad things are: to continue the illusion that the fallout crisis is not dangerous, the EPA is planning to increase dramatically the official guidelines for ?safe levels? of radiation – even though their current guidelines are already unrealistically high and inaccurate for risks from radioactive contamination of air, food and water.

MAINSTREAM MEDIA IS IGNORING REPORTS OF RADIOACTIVE CESIUM FALLOUT TO FOCUS ON RADIOACTIVE IODINE

Since Radioactive Iodine has a short half-life of 8 days, whereas Cesium has a half life in some cases of 30 years, this is another tactic to obscure the long-term danger in North America.

RECOMMENDED SOURCES FOR INFORMATION UPDATES

Energy News Website (perhaps the most frequently updated information source in English on the internet for the Radiation crisis in North America):

http://enenews.com/

The non-profit Nuclear Information and Resource Service is an excellent and highly recommended source with regular updates.

The non-profit Low-Level Radiation Campaign website has a wealth of helpful information, including good rebuttals to false media reports such as those stating that the Chernobyl accident was ?not as bad as people think?

NaturalNews website is another frequently updated source of information on the fallout crisis:

SPECIFIC FOODS AND GEOGRAPHIC AREAS OF CONCERN

Below is a summary of key areas and food products of highest concern.

We strongly recommend that you do energetic testing of foods from these areas before consuming them to see if they strengthen or weaken you, using

・Vibrational Radiesthesia, or

・Kinesiology, or

・Pulse Diagnosis.

AREAS WHOSE FOOD PRODUCTS MAY NOW CARRY RADIOACTIVE FALLOUT

The Entirety of the Northern Hemisphere around the world is affected by fallout, as well as the Pacific Ocean.

Most Serious: Japan, Pacific Ocean, and Pacific Rim States

Most Contaminated food areas of North America (based on fallout wind spread patterns charted by European scientific research agencies) in order of likely intensity of contamination, starting with the most contaminated:

・Entire Pacific Coast (note that much of the produce in North America comes from this region, especially California)

・Northern U.S. States close to Canada, and Canadian areas close to the U.S. (including Toronto etc.)

・Eastern States

・Central States of the U.S., and Far Northern areas of Canada

SAFEST AREAS OF ORIGIN FOR FOOD PRODUCTS

The majority of contamination is in the northern hemisphere and the Pacific Ocean region. Most of the Southern Hemisphere has little to no fallout (the exception is the Southern Hemisphere in the Pacific; Australia for example is finding radioactive fish in the ocean, so although they may not get much atmospheric fallout they are affected by the massive contamination of the Pacific Ocean.)

Also note that radioactive contamination is being found on non-food products being imported from Japan.

Safest Areas of Origin for food products:

Central America (avoid items from the Pacific Coast area of Mexico)

South America

Africa

Europe is also far less contaminated that North America, although it is also experiencing significant fallout; so it is a better source for products than North America, however not as good as Southern Hemisphere sources. (However some South American produce may contain high levels of pesticides not allowed to be used in the U.S. or Canada.)

ITEMS OF SPECIAL CONCERN FROM AFFECTED AREAS

Most affected:

All Ocean-Derived Products from the Pacific Ocean: the Fukushima accident dumped millions of times the normal background levels of radiation into the Pacific, where it is affecting the entire ocean (most toxic near Japan and bordering areas, but now reaching to the US West Coast: debris from the Tsunami in Japan is also expected to start washing up on the West Coast in the near future.) There are already reports of Pacific Fish showing radioactive contamination.

This indicates a need to be cautious regarding:

All Pacific Ocean Fish

Sea Salt or Ocean Minerals derived from the Pacific

All Pacific Seaweed and Sea Vegetables (order Atlantic Ocean seaweed at www.theseaweedman.com )

Milk and all Dairy Products (butter, cheese etc.) from all animals: Cows, Goats, and Sheep (dairy products have the most intense immediate absorption of radiation from fallout). Radioactive contamination of milk has been found throughout the United States, especially on the West Coast.

Any plant with a large surface area exposed to the air while growing: The most intense radiation absorption in plants is through rain falling directly on the leaves of the plant, where it is directly absorbed. Rainwater absorbed through the earth into the plant is already of much lower radiation intensity due to the filtering affect of the soil.

All broad leaf plants and plants with large surface areas grown in the open air (rather than in greenhouses) are the most contaminated, for instance Salad Greens, Spinach, Cabbage etc. Contaminated crops in California (carrying radioactive iodine and cesium) have already been confirmed by UC Berkeley.

[Carrots and other root vegetables are less contaminated due to growing underground.]

Water from Rainwater or Open Lake type catchments: instead drink bottled water, or water from underground wells or other underground sources (radiation is greatly reduced when the particles have to travel through the ground.)

PREGNANT (OR BREASTFEEDING) WOMEN AND YOUNG CHILDREN SHOULD ESPECIALLY BE CAREFUL REGARDING THESE ITEMS COMING FROM FALLOUT AFFECTED AREAS

INFORMATION ON RADIATION PROTECTIVE FOODS AND MATERIALS

A good overview of radiation protective food and antidotes are available in a free downloadable PDF here.

Information on Dr. Hazel Parcells? important Radiation Detox methods can be found in this book.

Excellent article by Dr. Mark Sircus on Radiation Treatments (check out his blog too for good updates).

Greenmedinfo.com has an incredibly rich database of scientific articles on foods and supplements which protect against radiation here.

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8 Responses to Fukushima Radiation News Update – Food in North America

  1. Angie says:

    Thanks for this, Eric. It is so helpful to have all of this in one link to forward on to others.

  2. Carrie says:

    Several things come up for me with this.

    One: I understand the feeling of overwhelm; I have four kids, one of whom is more at risk because he is only 9 years old and still growing. The other three are teen girls (16, 18, and 18) but even they are at risk. We haven’t the means (money) to purchase our foods selectively or for long-term supplement purchase (even if it were available, which some of it isn’t). I purchased powdered milk but my city’s water supply to make it may be radiated. I don’t know which bottled water to buy or even if we can afford it. We are planning on gardening but watering it means using that possibly radiated city water. I called and forwarded links to the sites about higher radiation levels in water that were included here and I await their response.

    Two: My own health means I LIVE on the very plants that are now bad for us: leafy greens, strawberries, mushrooms. My carb-free diet means I have to eat a LOT of meats and low-carb (no legumes or starchy root) vegetables. I still have 80 lbs to lose; that will now be balanced against radiation intake concerns.

    Three: Though we are taking potassium Iodide, two of the teens are experiencing increased acne from it and I only have enough doses for a limited time because that’s all that was available from the vendors. I cannot afford some of the supplements and others make me so constipated because of the high iron content that I cannot take them safely without then also living n laxatives; not a healthy combinartion.

    Four: I have no idea how long we need to continue supplementing (if we could afford to or get the supplements)

    Five: this is affecting my children’s mental health; already the kids are complaining about having to drink the whole powdered milk (or give it up altogether) and the nasty tasting supplements they have to take and the acne some of them are getting from them. They are also unhappy about the people who have “ruined” their lives in this way (their word). They feel like their generation has not only not been invested in, it has been damaged by current policies and actions.

    Six: my own sense of helplessness is there but I cannot allow it to overwhelm me or I will be rendered completely inneffectual and unresponsive to those who need me. So I am squelching my fears for my children’s health and safety and praying and hoping that this time we will get by with no real harm to them like all the other things that have hit us in the past 12 years. Our track record; in the face of awful calamities, has been pretty good so far; no real health problems or mental or emotional problems so overall we have been through a lot but come out relatively unharmed. I hope that trend continues.

    Despite all these, I am very glad that you keep putting these articles out here because I would rather be informed (and take whatever action I can) than be ignorant and take no action at all.

  3. gwind gwind says:

    Like Eric said, once mercury goes direct it will be interesting to see how the news will flow again. I have had to unplug from the news this past week or so and that includes the comedic relief found in places like the Daily Show. I cannot constantly be reminded of the storm we have placed ourselves in. Like Michele questioned, how does one juggle it all?

    All I can speak to is from within my own experience and this [life] time around my guidance leads me to observe. Not necessarily passively, but examining tidbits, threads, motions, emotions, segments, behaviors, you name it, and the energy that it involves. The second part of that is to do so without judgment, to learn to find unconditional love in any given moment. It is hard and I screw up a lot. A lot.

    I think we came to watch this unfold and we all have a role. Maybe if we could see that more clearly the pieces would fall into place. Maybe through having even one revelation or breakthrough in understanding, it will be the point that pushes us all through and change will occur. From what I am reading, we are interacting in a reality at such a high rate of acceleration we cannot grasp the magnitude or potential it entails. We are being catapulted; the journey is no longer a lengthy leisurely path. We have chosen to be here and participate.

    Physically, it is hard to stay grounded and I wonder if trying is what I am supposed to be doing. I smell things more intensely. I see spirals in the ground and in my work. I occasionally see structures changing into a fluid, liquid-like mass. I am spending less time in my body and nighttime dreams are keeping me very busy finishing up old business. I hear new sounds. New information is coming, my brain is acting differently and I haven’t a clue as to what it means.

    All I am saying is that this may be bigger than us making another self-indulgent dim-witted decision [building nuclear power plants in vulnerable areas] and its consequences to our personal lives and the planet’s well being.

    Sometimes we have to get the volume turned up so loud before we can even begin to hear the song.

  4. Patty says:

    There are better recipes with photos for the soy milk out there. Google for homemade soy milk.

  5. michele michele says:

    “I also know how few people are likely to be concerned. I’ve spent a lot of time around people for whom exposure to deadly toxins is imminent, and their lack of care is one of the mysteries of my life. It is one of the most revealing things about the human race that I have seen in my time here, and I don’t understand it.”

    The above is an apt obsevaration. However, I can say for at least one type of person… acute, and at the same time chronic, overhwelm… is an issue. And has been for some time. By some time I mean already years and years.

    I think my son was 16 or 17 when he said to me: Some people are going to make it, some aren’t. I think (yeah, i know) he was insinuating I might be on the not-make-it side even as raising him I gave him the tools to be on the make-it side. My answer: That’s always been the case. If not for medical innovation, both the children I birthed would be dead. One of scarlet fever and the other of leukemia. We do what we can I think, each in our own ways. Each with our own tools. That matters.

    Likely, I’m one of those people you mention. I can’t start ordering massive amounts of seaweed or spend on whatever product. I know the arctic has always attracted the detritus of the rest of the world. All the fall-out of the world hits the arctic eventually, and concentrates. I could read through every link you posted… But how do you balance it all? I’m still trying to figure out the best way to vote on May 2. And a whole whack of other shit. And still maintain my sense of humour, which I think is of the greatest importance, and juggle it all? This is not a pity party. I just don’t have the personal capacity to take it all in.

    But thank you for putting this together. I will likely work on the vibrational part… See what happens there, food wise. Meanwhile, both kids have picked east coast universities, despite many others offering them placements. Maybe that means something. Especially that they are both going into healing fields.

    Best to everyone. xm

    Who the fuck knows. I do my best.

  6. Patty says:

    I found a recipe for homemade soy milk. You can make about 12 gallons with 1 lb of beans. go to www hillbillyhousewife dot com. The beans available right now are last year’s crop (if North American) and should be safe to use.

  7. Patty says:

    test

  8. awordedgewise awordedgewise says:

    Thank you Eric. Thank you All. This information is un-measurable in it’s value.

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