Ex-SKF has a guest post on how one family has figured out how to find safe food for their children in Japan. Certain food coop distributors are taking the extra effort to test the food they source or to find sources known to be outside the contamination areas. This is some valuable information for anyone worried about their food safety. William Marcus, the guest blogger who wrote the article also observed that using some of these safer food options comes at a premium. The cost of buying from one of these coops that is testing is 10-20% higher than normal grocery stores.
He also noted that people have observed that many from the Tohoku and Kanto regions with resources are leaving.
“I was in Kyushu for a week last week, visiting in-laws and it was noted by my Japanese partner and in-laws how many people are migrating permanently from Tohoku and Kanto regions — the cars were obvious and multiple: middle-class and upper-class vans and sedans; the well-heeled are evacuating — lucky them. . . sad for those not able to do the same, which speaks to the class-based availability of safety recourse in Japan these days (and COOP membership to a degree also represents this with its mark-up).”
As the government fails to protect its citizens those with limited means suffer the most. The elderly, young families, single parents and those who live on smaller paychecks.
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