Nearly four years after the Fukushima nuclear disaster, people in Japan are still hesitant to eat foods grown around the site of the accident. They worry that anything grown in the region will contain dangerous levels of radioactive elements, increasing their risk of cancer.
Sometimes, food from Fukushima will bear a photo of the farmer who grew it or a number to dial to learn more about each bag of rice or vegetables, just to ease customers’ concerns.
Now there might be one more way to make customers feel confident that they aren’t munching on a radioactive dinner. It’s a chemical called CsTolen A, for Cesium Tolerance Enhancer.
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