Ok, gang, I have been out testing stuff.
First let me say, This is not science. I'm not a lab. I don't have 20 grand in equipment. I'm one guy with a geiger, testing one supermarket, one
day. I test our food before it goes in the buggy, and my geiger can really only tell me if the food is reading above background. That's all. For me
that's enough. Also it's a good way to freak out the local sheeple. [Makes them actually think!]
I have done 5 scans of our supermaket here in Ontario, and these are only my opinions, ok? I've probably checked 400 items in those 5 visits and
I've seen 2 bumps. Last November, US red potatoes. [12 point bump] [They don't label by state] and this shopping trip it was California pistachios
[4 point bump]
Here's some pics from April 14th 012. Remember, a normal fluctuation in numbers is to be expected.
Us Granny Smith apples. OK...Normal...and delicious.
Water melons from Guatemala....Ok...Normal background in micro-sieverts.
US white potatoes...Ok...Normal. I also tested our great Prince Edward Island spuds. Ok...Normal
And I even tested the Apples with the nitrate tester on my geiger. You dial in "apple" on the nitrate menu and poke through the skin with the metal
probe. Then it tests your fruit or veggie. [Probe seen below my thumb]...Normal background.
Other things I checked. Rice from India and Thailand...OK... BC steel head trout...Ok, and a host of other fruits and veggies from Chile, Mexico,
Canada, and the States....OK. All except the pistachios, this trip. I didn't see any Japanese food products, but this is rural Ontario.
So, what do I think? First off I think everybody should get a geiger. Ebay has lots. We wouldn't touch US produce before we got it, because of the
universal labelling. My wife would be over calling out "Is Venezuela OK?" I'd say Yep! We will probably all need geigers eventually, and you feel a
lot safer, shopping.
If your flat broke, and can't afford a geiger, and god knows, we've all been there, in my humble opinion our food supply is safe. I've heard little
rumbles on the web about some seafood products being pulled, so I think the top folks are checking. They are just not telling people their
I am catching radiation in our rain, don't get me wrong here, but so far I have been plesantly surprised with the food.
And finally, this convinced me that our local milk is still Ok. I not only tested the milk in a shallow tray, I jumped the fence and tested the cow
poop.Ok...Normal background. I know...sounds gross but it is a good indicator.