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Japanese Struggle to Protect Their Food Supply

By Martin Fackler
New York Times

Excerpts:  Almost a year after a huge earthquake and tsunami caused a triple meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi plant, Japan is still struggling to protect its food supply from radioactive contamination. The discovery of tainted rice in Onami and a similar case in July involving contaminated beef have left officials scrambling to plug the exposed gaps in the government’s food-screening measures, many of which were hastily introduced after the accident. [Image]

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Trains, farmers markets and tight spaces

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Utilizing every square inch of real estate, these farmers quickly roll up their stands when a train passes through the market:

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