UN food and nuclear experts assess Japanese food for contamination

Japanese farmer weeds a spinach field

Japanese farmer weeds a spinach field

Food and nuclear experts have been assessing whether foodstuffs grown in Fukushima and Ibaraki prefectures in Japan have been contaminated by radiation.

It’s feared the fallout from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant accident caused by the recent earthquake and tsunami in Japan could make food produced locally too dangerous to eat.

Andrew Cannavan, is the head of the Food & Environmental Protection Laboratory, which is made up of experts from the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the International Atomic Energy Agency  (IAEA).

Louise Potterton asked him about his recent trip to Japan.

Duration: 2’32″
Source: IAEA

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