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Wednesday, July 6, 2011

An Earless Rabbit Born After Fukushima Nuclear Incident





While Naoko was visiting Japan in June 2011, she read the story of "An Earless Rabbit Born After Fukushima Nuclear Incident ". Here is what she writes about this story.

I was so shocked to read about this news.

The story stated that rabbits are easily influenced by environmental factors. Obviously, the radiation leak at the Fukushima nuclear power plant was a major environmental catastrophe that is affecting animals by the harmful radiation.

Most likely, this nuclear power plant accident at Fukushima in Japan and others like it have and will adversely affect the health of possibly millions of people around the world now and in the future, for generations to come. Do we really want to continue to use nuclear power as an energy source or for anything for that matter? It seems obvious that the risks far outweigh the short term benefits. And the disposal costs and toxic legacy continues for millennia.

We don't need nuclear power when we have renewable energy sources that are not dangerous to use and will not harm people, animals, and the environment by using it.
Since the Fukushima accident, Japanese people are now more careful about choosing foods which are not contaminated by toxins and dangerous substances.

Besides radiation being released into the environment, we need to realize that there are many common foods that people eat everyday which contain toxic chemicals or additives, which have serious effects on human health. Most people don't notice the effects because, unlike radiation in one's food, the effects will develop slowly over time. The outcomes are common diseases of the west, such as heart disease, cancer, diabetes, dementia, and so on.

We must choose foods that are safe and healthy to eat! Choosing only organic and local foods is an important first step in a healthy direction, but there is more we can do.

Everyone can read the ingredients of any food they are thinking of buying and if you don't recognize any ingredient, don't buy it (no processed food). Everyone can educate themselves about true health by following Greenharmonyliving.com and other health minded websites. Everyone can stop buying from fast food restaurants. Everyone can eat more fresh fruits and vegetables. Everyone can prepare fresh foods daily. Everyone can grow their own organic foods, even in pots if you live in a apartment. Citizens must demand strict adherence to the organic food laws by our government, and not allow them to be watered down by special interests. Everyone can shop at local farmers' markets and ask what chemicals, if any, that they use. Everyone can visit local organic farms and volunteer to work on the farms, especially at CSA's (Community Supported Agriculture). And everyone must demand an end to GMO (genetically modified organisms) that our government has allowed without any regulation onto the marketplace (see: www.nongmoproject.org).

By learning about what true, unprocessed food is, where true, unprocessed food comes from, and learning ways to grow one's own true, unprocessed food, or buy from local farmers, we are all empowering ourselves to be beautiful and live healthy, and create a healthy world for all!

The dramatic Fukushima nuclear accident that happened in Japan seems to have woken many people up to the dangers of using nuclear power. 

However, everyone around the world is being exposed daily to toxins in the foods they eat. I think it is time for humanity to demand safe and healthy food to eat!

After all, is anything less an acceptable alternative that we want to pass on to our children and future generations?

Thank You and Make Today a Wonderful Day!
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1 comments:

Christina said...

That video is...simply heartwrenching!

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