Is Your Food Radioactive? – Becquerels, the TPP & You

Fresh farm produce on sale in Koriyama, 200 km northeast of Tokyo, in February 2013. Photo: Natsuki Sakai/AFLO/Alamy

Fukushima Food Fight
With Fukushima’s nuclear pollution still pouring into the global environment over four years after the initial triple meltdown, how can you be sure your food doesn’t contain radioactive pollution? It’s difficult enough now because the U.S. permitted radioactivity levels are among the highest globally, and there isn’t adequate government or independent testing. True food protection will be impossible if the the Obama Administration’s secret trade deal called the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) is rammed through Congress on a ‘fast track’ basis that will prevent it even being read by Congresspeople or their staff members.

That’s why we’re having a BAD Day!
Becquerel Awareness Day, that is.
‘Becquerels’ are a measure of radioactive contamination in our food.

We have a right to KNOW the becquerels in our food.
We have a right to NO becquerels in our food.

Officials in protective gear check for signs of radiation on children who are from the evacuation area near the Fukushima Daini nuclear plant in Koriyama, March 13, 2011. Fukushima contamination of the global environment still continues without adequate monitoring. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

Outraged Food Safety Advocates Point to Mislabeled Food from Fukushima, Demand Senator Wyden Block Fast Track of the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP)

Several Countries Have Better Oversight Than U.S. of Imported Foods Related to Fukushima Radiation Contamination

Two Ways You Can Help

1) Get informed and 2) call decision makers.

1. Get Informed:
The Fukushima Fallout Awareness Network (FFAN) Continuing Education Series Presents:

Dial in number: 712-775-7031, Meeting ID enter 811-705-202 and press #

Block Fast Track of the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP)* Keep Radioactive Food OUT of the U.S! Hosted by MaryBeth Brangan, award winning filmmaker and Co Director of Ecological Options Network with guests:
Jim Turner, Esq. Chairman Citizens for Health; Cindy Folkers, Radiation and Health Expert Beyond Nuclear; Adam Weissman, Organizer with TradeJustice New York Metro, Global Justice, and animals and the Environment; Kimberly Roberson, FFAN Director and author of “Silence Deafening, Fukushima Fallout a Mother’s Response.”

On the Call-In-To-Action teleconference you will learn about the most up to date information on radiation’s impact on food and human health; FFAN’s Citizen Petition to FDA and what it means in the broader context of TPP; and what you can do to be part of the global movement to block Fast Track of TPP now!

*TPP is a classified trade agreement that would, among many other things, end country of origin labeling of food including potentially radioactive food from Fukushima and other prefectures most immediately impacted by Fukushima Daiichi’s triple nuclear meltdowns. Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) as Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee has the power to block Fast Track of TPP as early as April 20th. Blocking Fast Track will stop TPP.

Talking points, contact info and more at, tweet @ffan4u, FFAN petitions . Spread the word, Rads Are Bad to Eat!

2. Call Decision Makers

Ongoing Phone-In to Sen. Wyden and Pres. Obama: April 1-20

The Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement could dangerously block efforts to strengthen our already weak U.S. food protections.

CALL: Senator Wyden (D-OR) at 202-224-5244 and President Obama at 202-456-1111. Tell them to immediately block “Fast Track” of the TPP.
Demand that Senator Ron Wyden exercise his authority as chair of the Senate Finance Committee to immediately block Fast Track of the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP).
Fast Track means that Congress would not be able to read or discuss the treaty. Without Wyden’s Fast Track authorization for this anti-democratic, pro-corporate treaty, the TPP is unlikely to gain the required two-thirds senate approval.

Among other grave concerns, the TPP could result in even more Fukushima contaminated radioactive foods and beverages from Japan to enter the U.S. by allowing corporations to file lawsuits to block any U.S. attempt at regulating radioactivity. This would endanger any progress obtaining safer U.S. food radioactivity regulations.

China, Hong Kong and Taiwan currently have more stringent restrictions on radioactivity in Japanese food imports than the U.S. does. Under the TPP, there will be no requirement to label country of origin, making the situation even more hazardous.

Senator Wyden (OR) may decide whether to Fast Track the TPP as soon as mid-April! Call the Senator and President Obama who is pressuring Wyden to approve Fast Track. Learn more about TPP. Please visit the B.A.D. page for talking points and click “Like” to help spread the word.

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