6:30pm 10-minute average of August 23, 2011 JAPANESE SEAWEED OUT OF BAG RE-TEST: 66.8 CPM^ which is 55.0% HIGHER THAN PREVIOUS BACKGROUND. Last year, this same seaweed tested out of the bag 67.2% above background meaning that it had decreased 12.2% in ionization for the period, or an 18.8% decrease including the alpha. Testing is only going to be batch specific and certainly not to any significant degree as the tests are very expensive. Now I must say that Emerald Cove has the tastiest nori. It is a public service. That all the Pacific Tuna has doubled etc. Rubbish! So, the quality of the sea water will determine the quality of the sea vegetable. These weaker American radiation standards are not some arcane bureaucratic detail – more radiation means more cancers and death. Check the directions for yourselves folks: http://science.nasa.gov/media/medialibrary/2004/03/01/05mar_arctic_resources/currents1.jpg. My Superfood Breakfast Smoothie – Using Tea as the Base, Artisana Organic Coconut Oil – Why I Bought This Product, http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2012/11/28/18726685.php, http://science.nasa.gov/media/medialibrary/2004/03/01/05mar_arctic_resources/currents1.jpg, All Organic Eggs are NOT the Same – Here's How to Buy The Best, Another Reason to Eat Organic – Protect Your Gut Health, The Most Important Area of Your Health that Most People Ignore….Don't Be One of Them, With its New GMO-Labeling Rule, the USDA Has Completely Failed the American Consumer. Why should I risk it by eating Asian ocean harvested sea vegetables? “The 1982 FDA recommendations were developed from the prevailing scientific understanding of the relative risks associated with radiation as described in the 1960 and 1961 reports of the Federal Radiation Council,” reads the FDA manual before explaining why the government hadn’t adopted new recommendations in 1990 by the International Commission on Radiological Protection. Do you have any current information on potential radioactivity in Nori imported from South Korea (2013)? I couldn’t agree more. It kills cancer cells aka radiation treatments, it provides us with x rays, etc…. So not only is the new Japanese Nori seaweed sample hotter than last year, the older seaweed is still heavily ionizing as well. I wouldnt buy the Chinese Nori touted here. Be advised that Eden Foods, Maine Coast and Navitas naturals subject their products to voluntary testing. They are NOT testing as they should be and are NOT telling us the truth. I am curious as to what your current assessment of the situation is. On April 13, 2012 EnviroReporter.com tested Nori seaweed from Japan bought in a West Los Angeles store, the same one where this reporter bought the identical item eight months ago soon after the Fukushima Daiichi meltdowns began in Japan. FYI: With regards to seaweed other than Nori (e.g., Kombu) you are better off just going with an Icelandic brand which is very similar. CAUTION: Red seaweeds high in Carageenan can irritate the inner bowel lining in patients with Irritable Bowel Syndrome, CrohnÌs disease, or ulcerative colitis, probably by local lining astringency water extraction.”, [EDITOR’S NOTE: This is obviously false so, dear reader, do NOT believe this: “…it is still SUPER important to eat your seaweeds to remove radiation, even radioactive seaweeds still remove them from our system!” We approved this comment because it is one of the most moss-addled ones we’ve ever received.]. These tests were performed with an Inspector Alert nuclear radiation monitor, the same detector EnviroReporter.com has used in over 1,500 tests for Fukushima radiation beginning four days after the March 11, 2011 triple meltdowns at the destroyed Fukushima Daiichi six-reactor complex in Japan. Buy a scale to keep body weight in check. EnviroReporter.com will begin testing food and consumer products containing these seaweed products for heightened radiation. The paper ranked Urasawa of Beverly Hills as its number one choice. In late July 2005, the prestigious National Academy of Sciences came out with a milestone report that confirmed this. Japanese standards for strontium-90 and iodine-131, two of the most dangerous radionuclides associated with the Fukushima meltdowns, are three times more strict than their American equivalents. I quit eating sea vegetables harvested in Asian waters after the Fukoshima nuclear disaster. We are also seeing 300 tons of water coming out of the reactors contanimated, of which who-knows how much is draining off into the ocean. below from http://www.ryandrum.com/seaxpan1.html From what I have read, the Japanese authorities are not disclosing the truth to the citizens there. “Instead, guidances describe the Agency’s current thinking on a topic and should be viewed only as recommendations, unless specific regulatory or statutory requirements are cited. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. For many years, I have purchased my dulse from Maine Coast Sea Vegetable and will continue to do so. This low-temperature, slow drying is essential to retain the nutrients. Emerald Cove Pacific Kombu is grown on nets hung between posts secured on the shallow ocean bottom off the northern shore of the Shandong Peninsula in North China.. If anyone has more information on this matter, I think we would all benefit from a response. could i be as simple as building landbased breeding tanks for sea vegetables using the absorbtion and harvesting qualities of seaweed to produce a similarly vitamin and mineral rich sea vegetable with a controlable environment. Radiation moves everywhere in a radial form, thus anywhere on the periphery of the source of radiation – regardless of winds and currents – will be affected. All Rights Reserved. I hope more people are starting to ‘listen’ and understand this. EnviroReporter.com posits that this radiation isn’t somehow filtered out in the manufacturing of carrageenan, agar and alginate which could become a major public health hazard. 10 of 12 seaweed samples exceeded 10,000 bq/kg Because Koreans do business with China and adulterated Chinese oils are commonly sold as pure, many Koreans purchase sesame seeds and personally take their seeds to a seed pressing company where personal observation insures purity of product. The Kombu spores attach themselves to the nets naturally so no actual cultivation is necessary and no fertilizer or herbicide is used. Announcing a Freemium version! During and after World War II, the Japanese updated these techniques by attaching synthetic net-like material to the bamboo poles, an innovation that doubled production. You can source your own nori sheets and make your own sushi, but again the jury is uncertain, as here is Australian you can buy Gold Mine Nori Sheet and from the Supermarket the BENTO brand and both say made in China, but I would still want to see proof of this and that they are testing each individual batch of seaweed for radiation. Other items on the list of items to avoid would be sea minerals nutrient suppliment – and Fish Oil capsules- Fish Sauce – oysters-muscles – prawns(shrimp) live on ocean floor eating rotten flesh vegetation- its best to avoid all seafood after a tsunami.. most asians avoid eatting seafood after tsunami becuase of the loss of human lives and the crustaceans fish and prawns eat those rotting corpses that are washed out to sea .. sad but true.. the tourist seem to be impressed by the size of the prawns.. the animals tastes of what it has eaten.. As we all know, winds and ocean currents move from west to east, so because China is on the west side of Japan, any radiation fallout would circle the globe before arriving there. The young plants are nurtured in protected aquatic beds free from pollutants until they are strong enough to be transferred to nets in shallow ocean waters. The environmental group was drawing attention to how hot the seaweed was, a message clearly not heard by the Japanese government. The use of the word should in Agency guidances means that something is suggested or recommended, but not required.”. All I mean is, folks it does not matter what it is, some folks stay away from it. Thanks for the links, I’ll share them. The most common seaweed types used for daily Japanese cooking are Kombu, Wakame and Nori. Navitas also claims its Nori, also organic, comes from southwestern Japanese waters. [Editor’s note: We haven’t though it follows that seaweed from the North Atlantic – harvested well away from the Irish Sea – would be far less impacted by Fukugoo than the Pacific species].

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