15 Jul '11, 10am

More radioactive beef shipped in Japan: via @addthis

More radioactive beef shipped in Japan: via @addthis

The move follows news that beef from another 42 cattle has been shipped to Tokyo and other areas over recent months after the animals were fed straw containing radioactive caesium more than 70 times the legal limit. -- PHOTO: AFP TOKYO - JAPAN was on Friday considering a ban on shipments of all cattle from Fukushima prefecture, site of its tsunami-hit nuclear plant, as fears deepened about radioactive beef, Kyodo News reported. The move follows news that beef from another 42 cattle has been shipped to Tokyo and other areas over recent months after the animals were fed straw containing radioactive caesium more than 70 times the legal limit. The revelation pointed at gaps in food supply monitoring since the March 11 quake and tsunami disaster sparked the world's worst nuclear accident since Chernobyl 25 years ago, contaminating the air, soil and sea. Fukushima prefecture, wh...

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