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2 years after nuclear disaster, Japan spawns freaky fruits and veggies

It might be wise to steer clear of vegetables from Japan’s Fukushima area for, oh, say a few hundred years. A Korean website assembled this image collection of produce from towns and villages surrounding the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. And they are NOT pretty pictures. From Siamese-twinned corn cobs to what can only be called peaches with elephantiasis, the region’s agriculture appears to have taken a heavy radiation hit from the nuclear disaster in 2011. It’s not clear yet what effect eating the produce might have on the population, but you never know. It could be pretty dangerous, but you never know — in an ideal world, maybe it could give you superpowers. [Source] [Source]

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8 Comments on "2 years after nuclear disaster, Japan spawns freaky fruits and veggies"

  1. TIKIMAN on Wed, 17th Jul 2013 11:06 pm 

    where’s the 3 eyed fish?

  2. BillT on Thu, 18th Jul 2013 1:31 am 

    These could be the result of Big Ag gone bad also. Or just normal freaks that happen all the time.

    After all, we lived through many years of nuclear testing, and now we are spreading spent nuclear fuel around battle sites. We have 400+ nuclear electric factories strewn all over the world and hundreds of thousands of tons of spent and deadly fuel rods sleeping in glorified swimming pools everywhere. Throw in the hundreds of thousands of chemical cocktails dreamed up by our techie for Dow and Monsanto and viola! mutations!

    Not that I doubt that Fuck-U-Shima is adding more and more to the nuclear stew everyday. I expect it will continue and other will join it on the coastlines around the world. Inland, they leak into rivers and lakes and spew their poisons into the air.

    Nothing Mother Nature cannot handle. In a few hundred million years, the earth will be pristine again. Of course we will be long gone, but the new ecology will thrive.

  3. socrates1fan on Thu, 18th Jul 2013 3:58 am 

    For every freaky fruit, there are a thousand that are normal.

    Though certainly no justification for the carelessness in regards to the Japanese nuclear crisis, is it possible that this is just evolution?

    In my own garden I have found odd mutants and I live in one of the less polluted regions.

  4. DC on Thu, 18th Jul 2013 4:19 am 

    Not to worry, nuclear energy is the safest, cleanest energy there is….

  5. jeyeykei on Thu, 18th Jul 2013 4:52 am 

    @DC LOL

  6. csatadi on Thu, 18th Jul 2013 6:52 am 

    Are you sure this is the most dangerous plant type?
    Coal plants cause 22300 premature deaths in Europe EVERY YEAR. How much elsewhere? And countries build more and more of them. http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2013/jun/12/european-coal-pollution-premature-deaths

  7. BillT on Thu, 18th Jul 2013 12:50 pm 

    csatadi, coal is nothing more than chemicals. Yes, they can kill, but you will know it is happening as you cough your lungs out. Nuclear kills silently and usually takes years for symptoms to develop. Nuclear has kill millions over the years, but it was not blamed on nuclear plants because it is hard to prove. Many millions will die from the Chernobyl and Fukushima disasters in the coming years.

  8. Kenz300 on Thu, 18th Jul 2013 1:57 pm 

    Nuclear’s swan SONGS | SmartPlanet

    http://www.smartplanet.com/blog/take/nuclears-swan-songs/843?tag=nl.e660&s_cid=e660&ttag=e660&ftag=