Fit to Eat
Talked to and watched the people at a farmers’ market in Miharu yesterday, (above) check food for contamination. Many farmers in the area have lost their livelihoods due to nuclear contamination that is too high to make their crops sellable yet too low to receive any or much compensation from TEPCO.
Most of the customers at the market are local refugees from the temporary housing areas nearby who cannot get to Koriyama to buy their groceries. The saddest thing we were told yesterday was that farmers who know their crops will probably not pass the test do not even come to have it checked and are slowly disappearing from the community.