For Japanese shoppers, food safety was taken for granted until the Fukushima crisis. Now many have lost faith in government guarantees and fear that radiation could have contaminated their diet.
Hidetake Ishimaru, a representative of a firm which checks for radiation levels, demonstrates how to use a scintillator to measure radiation levels of a sample of milk at his shop in Tokyo. For Japanese shoppers, food safety was taken for granted until the Fukushima crisis.
Meltdowns at the nuclear plant in the aftermath of last year's tsunami sent poisonous radioactive particles into the air and water, blanketing crops grown near the power station and polluting waters where seafood is harvested.
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