Yes to OP: I live in Southern California and eat mostly local produce. I haven't noticed anything different about the look or taste, etc., of
produce from California or the West Coast.
One of the above answers discussed holding milk in the freezer awhile, so that the radioactive iodine would dissipate. That's true, but there are
other isotopes involved as well. Food preferences aside, I do recommend you do look at the website of Eden Foods, which sells a range of grain-based
milk products...my favorite is their rice/soy blend...it's a good flavor, and it's much lower in fat than straight soymilk. The other advantage of
Eden Foods is that so far they are the only global food supplier conducting comprehensive radiation testing for the range of products they offer. A
link for Eden Foods is near the bottom of the page of an "Airborne Radiation" update page I maintain at the Cybermacro website...here is that link:
For example, this month's Voice of America (Japan) story features a new Seattle-based website with current in-Japan radiation readings. That link is
also near the bottom of the latest "Airborne Radiation" page (Summer 2011).
I started creating these radiation update pages on Cybermacro in March 2011. If you go to the Cybermacro main page, then click on the button that
says Go To The Forums, you will see an entry marked "Macrobiotic Question of the Week." Click on that..then go to the mid-bottom left side of that
page, and expand the timeline to 1 year to see all of my earlier entries.
I really enjoy the ATS discussions on Japan's nuclear disaster, and the provided links are good, but very time-consuming to find, in the current ATS
format. That's why I started the Cybermacro "Airborne Radiation" updates...it's just links. Since many people in the global macrobiotic (MB)
community have friends or family in Japan, I also added the better "in Japan" links (in English) I find, so that they can keep up with current events
The MB protocol for surviving airborne radiation from nuclear power releases is to consume 1-2 bowls of miso soup daily...1 level teaspoon miso per
bowl. If you are rushed for time, just add filtered hot water to your miso serving in a bowl, blend it, then add enough water to make a serving size.
Neither dried miso nor plastic-packed miso has active ingredients. Buy the refrigerated miso, preferably in glass jars; reputable makers such as
South River Miso will confirm that their water source for miso is deep well water, preferable to surface water when airborne radiation is a factor.
In addition, have 1 postage-stamp-sized serving of kelp (Japanese kombu, Atlantic kelp, or any other high-iodine seaweed), shreddded or minced.
Iodine in seaweed is volatile, so it should not be overcooked. Consuming larger amounts of seaweed has been known to create headaches...be careful
When buying fresh produce, consider favoring greenhouse-grown produce, which theoretically would get less exposure to airborne radiation, although I
don't imagine many growers can afford to triple-filter their irrigation water. (according to the Forbes blog, Savannah River nuclear plant uses
reverse osmosis/carbon filter/ion exchange to filter all radioisotopes out of their water).
I welcome the re-posting on ATS of any links on this topic you find on my "Airborne Radiation" pages...this nuclear disaster is many things, but
"quickie" is not going to be one of them.
edit on 7/7/2011 by Uphill because: Correction