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Cesium in beef

Dear Reader,

I have discovered from the news that radioactive cesium has been found in beef (http://news.yahoo.com/more-radioactive-beef-shipped-japan-161903589.html), it appears that the cattle were fed straw which was contaminated with cesium.

This looks to me like a classic case of contamination being passed via animal food to animals and then onto humans. I think that the affected cattle should have prussian blue added to their diet to lower their cesium content.

If the cattle are put on a cleaner diet and/or fed prussian blue then it is possible to lower the cesium levels in the food which finally is put on a plate in front of a human.

Now that the rate at which the reactors emit cesium into the air has gone down greatly, I think it is time to start to clean the land which the cattle graze from. I think that where possible the land should be deeply ploughed to bury as much of the cesium as possible out of reach of the roots of the grass.

One possible method of dealing with the cesium problem would be for clean food (grain ?) to be supplied to cattle farms this year while the pastures are dug up to deal with the cesium problem. This change to grain might however push up the price of beef at the farms where the feed has been changed.


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