[ RadSafe ] Fwd: [New post] Tomatoes, deformed by Fukushima radiation, on sale in Japan

Brennan, Mike (DOH) Mike.Brennan at DOH.WA.GOV
Mon May 6 10:48:49 CDT 2013

I've seen tomatoes with "extra bits" all of my life.  My grandmother had
them in her garden when I was a boy.  In any event, there is so much
diversity in tomatoes that shouting "Mutant!" doesn't have much

And, of course, IF there was a mutation introduced because of radiation,
the chance that the same mutation would manifest in a large number
plants simultaneously is vanishingly small. 

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[mailto:radsafe-bounces at health.phys.iit.edu] On Behalf Of Helmut Wabnig
Sent: Saturday, May 04, 2013 4:37 AM
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Subject: Re: [ RadSafe ] Fwd: [New post] Tomatoes,deformed by Fukushima
radiation, on sale in Japan

On Sat, 4 May 2013 02:16:03 -0700, you wrote:

>Somehow, I strongly doubt that tomatoes have been mutated by Fukushima 
>radiation, but this is the kind of thing that is constantly being 
>pumped out to destroy the nuclear power industry around the world.  It 
>does not take knowledge to motivate politicians, it only takes lots of 
>potential voters raising their voices loudly!
>Roger Helbig

When the nuclear power industry contaminates wide areas of populated and
fertile land and poisones the fish grounds along the coast, then there
is no argument left against destroying the nuclear industry, regardless
whether the tomatos are really mutated or not, which they probably
aren't. and which argument is irrelevant considering the widespread
damage done by the nuclear industry. It does not take knowledge to
motivate politicians, it only takes lots of potential voters raising
their voices loudly!

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