Geiger Counters Unlikely to Detect Radiation in Food, Water

Geiger counters are probably ineffective for consumers in detecting hazardous levels of radiation in food and water at home, scientists, professors and device makers said. Large samples should be tested in laboratory-like settings to obtain results, said Joseph Rotunda, who heads the radiation measurement division at toolmaker Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. Determining whether food, water […]

Raw Milk vs. Pasteurized Milk chart

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Highest level of radioactive cesium in San Francisco-area milk since August 2011

ShareThis Highest level of radioactive cesium in San Francisco-area milk since August 2011 — Now at 150% of EPA’s maximum contaminant limit (Chart) 07 Feb 2012 A new milk sample has been measured, this one with a best-by date of 2/16/2012. The results are posted to the milk sample page. Low levels of both Cs-134 […]

“Food Sovereignty” law passed in small Maine town to allow sale of locally produced food without interference of regulators

Maybe the citizens of tiny Sedgwick on the Maine coast were listening to the calls of Dave Milano, Ken Conrad, and others for more trust and community, and less rigid one-size-fits-all food regulation. On Friday evening, they became perhaps the first locale in the country to pass a “Food Sovereignty” law. It’s the proposed ordinance […]

Fukushima eyes checking radiation in breast milk for 10,000 mothers

ShareThis Fukushima eyes checking radiation in breast milk for 10,000 mothers 12 Jan 2012 Fukushima Prefecture plans to test for radioactive contamination in breast milk samples from about 10,000 mothers residing in the prefecture, home to the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, prefectural officials said Thursday. While details, including how and when to implement […]

Judge: Americans don’t have right to drink cow milk

   A Wisconsin judge has refused to rule that Americans have a fundamental right to drink milk from their own cow, or that they have a fundamental right to produce and consume the foods of their choice. Circuit Court Judge Patrick Fielder took that position in a case involving a group of families who boarded […]

Cesium Levels Nearly Double in Northern California Milk

(Jay White)   With all the latest economic news, political jargon, and natural disasters, we forget that we still have a dangerous situation on our hands.  The fact that radiation is still tainting our food and natural resources is a major dilemma.  Below are the latest findings from UCB. Nuclear Engineering Department At UC Berkeley, September 27, 2011: Pasteurized, homogenized milk obtained from a San Francisco Bay Area […]