submitted by Gabrielle Price
With the blue fin tuna story breaking in the US this past week, it is imperative that we keep our eyes and ears open when the mainstream media reports on the continuing problems facing the Japanese people. Because if the reactors are not contained as soon as humanly possible, there is no end to these problems for the rest of the industrial world when you consider the supply chain of global markets.
Keep in mind how many products are shipped from Japan and are sold in the US. Everything from food to car parts used in manufacturing is likely exposed to large amounts of radiation as indicated in this film by CNN.
What can be done? For starters, you can tell your local stores to stop carrying products from Japan. You can also sign these petitions that demand we know where our food products and ingredients come from.
In essence, if you live in the US and you want to avoid consuming something from Japan, you can’t. Japanese ingredients are also going into medicines, make up, animal feed, and a myriad of other products. Citizens have a right to access to this information so if they want to avoid eating it or buying it, they can. This petition gives citizens that right.
Consumables being exported out of Japan need to be better monitored for potential contamination. Individual countries need better monitoring of their food, water, and soil too.
Denial is not an option when the health of every living creature on the planet is at stake. Shareholder's bottom lines are negotiable -- as well as the American way of life [sorry to break it to you, G.W. Bush].
It will not be possible to maintain any way of life if we aren't concerned with the health of everyone being effected by globalization -- including the creatures and plants. This madness must end before it ends us.