Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Controversy over the radioactive test on tea2

Konnichiwa, it’s meヽ(^。^)ノ Yesterday, I wrote about a negative opinion about the radioactive test on aracha (dried leaves). Today I’m writing about …

The Other Opinions in favor of the Government:

Even though it is still safe for drinking, there will be cases that people consume the leaves by eating the residue after brewing. Also, the consumers will feel threatened knowing that the there are somewhat contaminated leaves that has leveled with the regulation specification that are distributed in the market.

I basically agree with today’s opinion. I think those uncertainties will generate more anxiety among the consumers making them hesitant in buying these teas. Shizuoka and Kanagawa should grant the government’s request; I think it would eventually be beneficial for them as well. That being said, I still cannot tell how reasonable the criteria are. They could be too strict. A professor from Gakusuhin University says that even the aracha goes beyond the regulation specification level and will be diluted once it is brewed, so it means that it won’t be harmful to your health when you drink it. I really wish the government indicates an intelligible explanation with scientific evidences regarding the regulation. Jah!

Source from Yomiuri Online (Japanese) 07 June 2011 >>>

Edit on Oct 31 2011

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