A ban on food and water from Japan, more radiation monitoring, soil and irrigation water sampling, and more money for food inspections are needed to protect against radiation emissions crossing the Pacific, says Food &
Japanese milk and spinach just do not factor much in the U.S. food supply, but what about radioactive fish?
Five billion pounds of seafood are imported annually to the U.S. without much inspection.
On March 11 President Obama expressed his “deepest condolences” to the Japanese people for that day’s earthquake and tsunami. Later the same day he announced that he’d dispatched FEMA to Hawaii and other states and