21 Mar '11, 1am

Radiation reaching further into Japan's food chain

TOKYO - Japan's Health Ministry says tests have detected additional types of radiation-tainted vegetables, in more places, suggesting that contamination from its tsunami-crippled nuclear complex is reaching further into the food chain. Ministry official Yoshifumi Kaji said yesterday that tests found excess amounts of radioactive elements on canola and chrysanthemum greens, in addition to spinach. He said the areas where the tainted produce was found included three prefectures that previously had not recorded such contamination. Mr Kaji said it was possible that some tainted food may already have been sold. He also said that the government ordered shipments of milk from Fukushima, where the plant is located, to be halted after finding tainted milk at 37 farms. Also yesterday, Taiwanese officials said radiation had been detected on fava beans imported from Japan, in what app...

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