Monday, 21 March 2011

The Wages Of Panic

“Can you imagine eating one kilogram of spinach every day for one year?”
That's Yoko Komiyama, Japanese Secretary of Health quoted in this AP report in the Taipei Times. Nontheless, farmers from the Fukushima area are going to be ruined by the public ignorance and panic over radiation levels:
“There will probably be damaging rumors... I grow things and I’m worried about whether I can make it in the future...”
As if the earthquake and tsunami weren't bad enough, there is going to be further economic ruin for so many blameless people like this old woman Shizuko Kohata due in part to the irresponsible flapping of the mainstream press agencies and the anti-nuclear, arational wing of the environmentalists.

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