“Fukushima School Lunches: “Local Ingredients” Half the Pre-quake Amount”
According to research conducted by the Fukushima Prefectural Board of Education, it was found, as of February 24th 2013, that the percentage of local ingredients used in school lunches in Fukushima Prefecture had dropped to 18.3% in the current school year - down to nearly half the amount before the Tohoku earthquake. This figure strongly reflects the profound anxiety over radioactive materials associated with Tokyo Electric’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear accident; even whilst a system has been established for detecting radioactive materials during the handling of lunch materials and in the distribution of school lunches. Under these circumstances, the Fukushima Prefectural Board of Education as well as Fukushima Prefecture intends to support the city, town or village that is prepared to go back to using local materials for its school lunches. Moreover, they will attempt to gain the support of parents in the new school year. ……..
Cafeteria in Fukushima prefectural government’s office: 1 Bq/Kg