Can't sell his rice, has to grow it anyway

[This is a guest written article, views expressed are the authors alone and may not be endorsed by Safecast] Uncanny Terrain: Takahashi was banned from selling rice grown on his land in Nishigo Village, Nishishirakawa-gun, Fukushima, due to soil contamination from the nuclear disaster. But he was also told that to receive compensation for the…

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Fukushima prides is strong in affected areas

[This is a guest written article, views expressed are the authors alone and may not be endorsed by Safecast] Uncanny Terrain: Ohashi owns a successful baked goods company in Fukushima City. He has used grains from organic farmers in Fukushima Prefecture, but now he may have to look elsewhere. Even if the grains are uncontaminated,…

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Lone nuclear opponent won't sell rice despite official approval

[This is a guest written article, views expressed are the authors alone and may not be endorsed by Safecast] Uncanny Terrain: 40 years ago, Hongo says he was the only person in Samegawa to oppose nuclear power in Fukushima. Since the accident, Samegawa has been declared safe for cultivation. But Hongo doesn’t trust the numbers.…

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Farmers flee agricultural community

[This is a guest written article, views expressed are the authors alone and may not be endorsed by Safecast] Uncanny Terrain week 2 Hiruta has spent decades recruiting farmers from across Japan to join him in the tiny agricultural community of Kaidomari, nestled among tall pines in the mountains on the edge of Iwaki in…

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The Farmers of Hanawa

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mVnkS-kuZLY Our documentary Uncanny Terrain, about organic farmers facing the nuclear crisis, begins in Hanawa, Fukushima, a mountain farming town 45 miles from the crippled Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant.  Hanawa was spared the worst of the earthquake, tsunami and nuclear fallout, and the farmers we’ve met mostly see the stigma of being from Fukushima…

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Hanawa farmers face uncertainty of low-level contamination

[This is a guest written article, views expressed are the authors alone and may not be endorsed by Safecast] Our documentary Uncanny Terrain, about organic farmers facing the nuclear crisis, begins in Hanawa, Fukushima, a mountain farming town 45 miles from the crippled Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant.  Hanawa was spared the worst of the…

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Farm readings in Hanawa near Shirakawa

Junko Kajino and I made our way from Chicago to Fukushima on 5/23 to begin five months of production on our documentary Uncanny Terrain, about organic farmers facing the nuclear crisis.  Along the way we stopped in Tokyo, with Pieter Frankel of Safecast supplied us with an Inspector Geiger counter and instructed us in its…

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