Japan food contamination fears rise

Radioactive traces in food from areas near stricken nuclear plant have caused alarm.

    Food contaimination fears are growing in quake-hit Japan where a nuclear plant is leaking radiation.

    Contamination levels are increasing, and although they are not yet considered dangerous, the international market is beginning to react.

    China and Taiwan have announced extra tests on Japanese food imports, while the US has banned the import of produce from the affected zone.

    Al Jazeera''s Andrew Thomas reports from Tanohata, Japan.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Survivor stories from Super Typhoon Haiyan

    Survivor stories from Super Typhoon Haiyan

    The Philippines’ Typhoon Haiyan was the strongest storm ever to make landfall. Five years on, we revisit this story.

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    Russian-Saudi relations could be very different today, if Stalin hadn't killed the Soviet ambassador to Saudi Arabia.

    We Are Still Here: A Story from Native Alaska

    We Are Still Here: A Story from Native Alaska

    From Qatar to Alaska, a personal journey exploring what it means to belong when your culture is endangered.