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Radioactive Fallout and Your Garden or Farm

Tuesday, April 12th, 2011

Japan may be on the other side of the world but it’s difficult not to wonder what the impact on our local food supply will be. From the latest MOFGA newsletter:

The continuing tragedies from Japan’s earthquakes and tidal waves extend far beyond the Japanese borders. Once radioactive particles enter the atmosphere, they travel around the earth on prevailing winds. Now contamination is appearing in New England at low levels. One reliable source of information on the implications for our food supply is the Frequently Asked Questions webpage of the Union of Concerned Scientists. Another resource about how the Food and Drug Administration is responding to the issue is the FDA’s Radiation Safety webpage. We will continue to watch the news from a food-growing perspective and share what we find through this bulletin.

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