Could Japan’s Fukushima Radiation be Mutating Vegetables?
An artist that lives in the northern portion of the Mie Prefecture, in Western Japan (but still within Fukushima’s radiation-circle) has posted pictures on Pinterest of some very outlandish looking carrots that he dug up from his own garden.
The poster simply comments, “The carrots that grew in my garden look too abnormal this year …”
Some refute the ‘mutant fruits and vegetable’ pictures popping up on different Internet sites, stating that they are a hoax, and others are insistent that the pictures they are posting are real.
There have been mutant cabbages, 4 times the normal size, and tomatoes that seem to have exploded, but is this all sensationalized news, or something we should really be concerned about?
Unless someone is really handy with photo-shop, some of the mutations are hard to dispel. (It’s also true that many vegetables sprout on their own with less-than-appealing aesthetics, leading to many “ugly” carrots being used to create the cute and perfect baby carrot).
But ocean life has been affected by the incident, as have numerous plants and animals - so these mutation possibilities are real (though many could be fake, admittedly).
“Residents that live near Fukushima as well as multiple scientists have reported “multiple genetic mutations observed in Fukushima including trees with peculiar distortions, insect abnormalities, tumors in birds, and more.”
Japan TV has also broadcast a handful of mutations saying at the time of the airing that only a “few mutations were observed, just a few in insects and birds.”
You can see pictures of bags and bags of contaminated, irradiated soil outside the Naraha-Minami school near the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, so of course it makes sense that animals and plants would be affected.
The question remains: how much soil, air, and water was affected and how large is the radius which people should be concerned about?
The US Department of Environmental Conservation has its own protocols for dealing with contaminated soil, but considering how poorly the incident was dealt with in Japan under the pressure of secrecy and world-wide pressure, it is likely that much of this soil has not been bagged up and stored in a place that will keep it from leaching into the ground, contaminating water, air, and more soil.
Then, when you consider the track record of the U.S. government to clean up anything properly – they have allowed Monsanto and biotech companies to dump poisons on their own land for years.
Going further, add the fact that a US-based company, Decision Sciences International Corporation, will supposedly continue to help clean up the Fukushima site.
It behooves us all to continue putting pressure on government and environmental groups to do more - freaky-looking carrots or not.
YET, as this video, uploaded by “RadChick” shows, Fukushima Radioactivity was affecting all manner of life all across N America in 2011! [PLUS-Four of the Five Photos are from across N. America starting in 2011.]
HIGH RADIATION CLUES IN NATURE
Uploaded on Nov 2, 2011
No Geiger counter? No problem. Use your observations.
Images of mutations in Japan, Alberta Canada, SE Michigan. Images of plant sickness.
Animal death, absence of earthworms during rain, large berries, vegetables, yellow and colored skies with rays, etc.
A girl holds a sign as she protests the shooting of Michael Brown August 21, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri, United States. Crowds continue to gather to march along Florissant Road after Brown was fatally shot by Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson on August 9. (Photograph credit: Joshua Lott/AFP/Getty Images)
"When someone treats another person without love, the medicine is weak. We lose sight of our heart. The most effective healers exercise the strongest love: they empower relationship by embracing all sides, perspectives, and attitudes, even when contradictory. Never forget that the greatest mystery is love."
- Bradford Keeney, The Keeney Institute for Healing
Painting: “The Heart and Hands of Coatlicue,” by Gabrielle Pescador
The last words said by Black youth murdered by policemen.
This shit is chilling and made me tear up.
the shame of a nation!!!!!!!!!!!
How do I love thee? A love poem from the Ferguson MO police by Aya de Leon
How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.
I love thee with the blooming red rose of police bullets to thy firstborn sons.
Like a coy and unsigned suitor’s note leaving thee to wonder exactly who sent these flowers.
I love thee in the full knighthood of riot gear body armor that exposes only my amorous motives.
I love thee with the sharp cracking kiss of a baton on your tender temple, wrist, shoulder…
I love thee with the seductive siren perfume of tear gas.
I love thee with the steady, rumbling march of tanks on residential city streets.
I love thee with the warm, heavy-armed embrace of curfew and martial law.
I love thee with the sly lover’s denial in public, all the better to heighten my passion in night’s clandestine shadows.
And when thou would protest against my love with smoke and gas-choked breath,
I shall but love thee better after death.
*An informal emulation of Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s Sonnet 43
Source: SoundCloud / Ev'Yan Whitney
Nicki Minaj shining a light on the differences on acceptable sexuality from white women and black women.
While it has a good deal to do with color, it also has to do with the fact of how her sexuality is used.
The women above her could arguably be said to be catering to the sexual needs/wants/fantasies of men (Sports Illustrated is ESPECIALLY known for catering to a male gaze.) While Nicki Minaj has continuously used her sexuality to empower herself. Her sexuality isn’t for men, it’s for her own self. And THAT is a huge problem. Sexuality that isn’t designed for male consumption is deemed unacceptable and threatening. She is powerful, demanding, uncompromising, and men are weak, so that scares them.
And it’s also because she’s of Indian/Black background, no doubt about it. It’s not just racist, it’s also sexist.