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URGENT! Fukushima Radioactive Fallout Food Safety Petition
  • Petitioning President of the United States

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URGENT! Fukushima Radioactive Fallout Food Safety Petition

    1. Kimberly Roberson
    2. Petition by

      Kimberly Roberson

      San Francisco, CA

THIS IS AN ACTIVE PETITION ~We are in the midst of an ongoing and seemingly incomprehensible radiation crisis at the Fukushima  Daiichi  nuclear power complex in Japan.  Some are saying "this is not Chernobyl" and for that matter it may turn out to be worse. Greenpeace released a report on March 25, 2011 which ranks the radiation leaking from Fukushima to date to be at Level 7 on the International Nuclear Event Scale (INES) which is the the highest level and the same as Chernobyl after that catastrophe. We must remember that this crisis is far from over and will have serious health effects for many innocent people, with young children and the elderly being particularly vulnerable. The National Academies of Science issued a 2006 report on radiation exposure that concluded that even low levels of radiation can cause human health problems, including cancer and heart disease. And 25 years after Chernobyl,  the United Kingdom still maintains restrictions on sheep production in parts of Wales because radioactive cesium continues to contaminate grazing lands.  Now we are learning that the water pumped in from the ocean to cool the Fukushima reactors is flowing back to sea mixed with deadly plutonium, endangering sea life too.  Until workers can find a way to somehow stop, contain and store it, dangerous levels of radioactivity will continue to spread to the ocean and the biosphere.  Particulates in the form of radioactiive iodine and other radioisotopes from Fukushima have traveled across the United States as far as Massachusetts.  Increased radiation is now being detected in cows milk in Washington, Vermont, and other states.  While we continue to send our prayers and support to the people of Japan, it is clearly time to understand that this is a global crisis which will affect many nations, including the United States. Citizens in India, China, France and other countries are being told to carefully handle or not to eat large leafy green vegetables and some dairy products. Here in the US, closer downwind on the jetstream from Japan, we are STILL not receiving honest, accurate and consistent information from our government agencies. The FDA has announced that there is no need to test north Pacific fish for radioactivity, and the EPA announced scaling back monitoring of water and milk to quarterly testing only.  

 First, tell Congress and President Obama that we need to monitor all food and water imports from Japan, including the estimated annual 5 million gallons of bottled water, soft drinks and other non-alcoholic beverages containing water. Seafood shipments and other food products also are still being imported by the US.and they must be monitored immediately.

Next, tell Congress and President Obama that the Environmental Protection Agency must significantly expand the monitoring of air particulates, rain water, drinking water, and milk and to make the findings readily transparent and immediately available to the public.

Last, tell Congress and President Obama that the United States Department of Agriculture and the Food and Drug Administration should receive adequate funding for expanded food and water inspection both here and overseas and to communicate those findings immediately to the public. Congress must rethink our agricultural policies as well as international trade policies as they effect imports from other countries also trading with Japan. 

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Reached 8,000 signatures
    2. Comments Needed for the New FDA Food Monitoring Petition!

      Kimberly Roberson
      Petition Organizer

      Fukushima Fallout Awareness Network (in conjunction w/FFAN members Citizens for Health, Beyond Nuclear and Ecological Options Network) filed a new food monitoring petition with the FDA on March 12th. They in turn posted it at
      http://www.regulations.gov/#!documentDetail;D=FDA-2013-P-0291-0001
      and comment time is now open. In addition to comments from you all as individuals, if you know of a food safety/environmental group that would like to sign on in support please bring it to their attention immediately! This is when we really need you to step up and help with this campaign, which you helped to create!

    3. We Have Surpassed 6,000 Signatures!!!

      Kimberly Roberson
      Petition Organizer

      My revised book 'Silence Deafening, Fukushima Fallout A Mother's Response' was launched in time for the 2 year anniversary of Fukushima Daiichi. For this and more information please go to www.silencedeafening.com, https://twitter.com/RadFreeFoodie
      https://www.fracturedatlas.org/s/campaign/676
      https://www.facebook.com/#!/SilenceDeafeningFFAMR
      Keept thhe faith! When you think about it, the protections we have now have been hard fought and hard WON. Thanks.

    4. Reached 6,000 signatures
    5. FFAN Files Citizen Petition with FDA on Cesium 134, 137 Levels in Food.

      Kimberly Roberson
      Petition Organizer

      Share your This new petition is groundbreaking in that it calls for a dramatic reduction of Cesium 134 and 137 ini US food, nutritional supplements and drugs. Public comments will be open soon, as well as a new online petition going to Congress and the President. Also, FDA petition was submitted as comments to the Codex/FDA public meeting (also on March 12) for guidlelines and recommendations for radionuclides in food. Plus (last but not least) FFAN and Beyond Nuclear radiation and health expert Cindy Folkers gave a concise 10 min. presentation on the issue at Dr. Helen Caldicott's medical symposium on Fukushima which you can view here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mKxl82NMNnclatest development here.

    6. NRC Freezes All Nuclear Reactor Construction & Operating Licenses In U.S.

      Kimberly Roberson
      Petition Organizer

      No More Fukushimas, Chernobyls, Three Mile Islands!!

    7. WE Are the Media When it Comes to Fukushima

      Kimberly Roberson
      Petition Organizer

      Hope this finds you well and enjoying summer. Maybe you’ve seen the unique campaign to break widespread silence on ongoing radioactive fallout from Fukushima in our water, milk, food and topsoil. Now the campaign REALLY needs your help to educate more people about radioactive fallout confirmed to be in the food chain. All it takes is a few minutes and a few dollars. Both are much appreciated! Please watch the short video link at the end of this message, donate if you can. Then take a few more minutes to click on the “share this” widget located directly under the video and cut and paste that to your networks. Tweet and embed to blogs and websites too. These simple actions will help this important campaign grow exponentially and also help to raise much needed visibility on the Indiegogo site. This is the only effort happening to break the silence.

      Thanks so much for your time, if you have more to spare let me know, I would very much appreciate hearing from you.

    8. Reached 5,000 signatures
    9. 5,000 signatures!!!

      Kimberly Roberson
      Petition Organizer

      The Fukushima Fallout Food Safety petition started FFAN (Fukushima Fallout Awareness Network) and in part to help grow a food safety movement. But the past 15 months have underscored the urgent need for a transition from nuclear power, ev...en as the petition reminds officials to wake the hell up ~ if they eat food that is.

    10. Outreach Campaign on Radioactive Fallout and Food Monitoring Needs YOU

      Kimberly Roberson
      Petition Organizer

      Thanks to you this issue is on the radar of our elected officials. My new book "Silence Deafening, Fukushima Fallout...A Mother's Response" is gaining visibility. Radio interviews are underway, and hope to have TV as well. All will continue indefinitely with your support. Together we will break the silence! Click on the link below for more information.

    11. New National Campaign Underway to Break the Silence!

      Kimberly Roberson
      Petition Organizer

      New campaign spreads the word to the masses about radiation in food, water and milk. I have not forgotten the supporters of this petition. Your comments provide me with the resolve to never give up. Thanks very much! ~ Kim

    12. Jeff McMahon from Forbes tells it like it is. One of the few.

      Kimberly Roberson
      Petition Organizer

      ONE mainstream reporter has been asking the tough question, consistently and responsibly. We need MORE.

    13. Mothers in Fukushima fight to halt re opening of a different nreactor there

      Kimberly Roberson
      Petition Organizer

      This is a powerful video, please watch, share, and plan to stand in solidarity somehow with these brave women. No more Fukushimas, Chernobyls, Three Mile Islands...

    14. Radiation from Fukushima found yet again in the food chain.

      Kimberly Roberson
      Petition Organizer

      This story actually broke before the tuna story. Catching up now on posts. Thanks,
      Iodine-131 found in kelp beds along Califormia shoreline. Researchers seek to expand funding to look for longer lived radioisotopes from Fukushima (which they will surely find, just as research at UC Berkeley has determined).

    15. Nuclear Expert: ‘It is not advisable to eat bluefin tuna’ — Fukushima radia

      Kimberly Roberson
      Petition Organizer

      Yet further evidence that we need food monitoring NOW! Over one year later, the science is catching up to this petition. For more information go to www.silencedeafing.com Please continue to share the petition and innformation. Thank you!

    16. Food Labeling Petition tells it like it is!

      Kimberly Roberson
      Petition Organizer

      Just as we need monitoring of soil, water, milk and crops, we absolutely need to know that processed food does not contain radioactive ingredients from Japan. Please read, sign and share this important petition written by a dedicated and super informed activist and mother of four kids.

    17. In honor of Earth Day, please share this petition

      Kimberly Roberson
      Petition Organizer

      While this petition was written over one year ago, it is still quite relevant. Senators Barbara Boxer and Dianne Feinstein , as well as President Obama are still receiving signatures. Thank you for signing it, now please help to spread the word. Post to your Facebook, Twitter, and other networks. We can make 5,000 signatures by the end of the weekend! Thank you!

    18. Mainstream News Flash ~ Fallout from Fukushima In US Food Supply

      Kimberly Roberson
      Petition Organizer

      Please share this petition far and wide. We will not stop until we get answers. News hit mainsteam this week that radiation is indeed in our food supply (altho we have known since last April that cesium 137 and other long lived radioisotopes are in topsoil, produce and dairy in California ~ food which is then shipped around the US). Here is the MSNBC story. These researchers have the good sense to search for more. Please share and encourage others to sign my food monitoring petition. Thank you!

    19. Fukushima Solidarity in San Francisco (anti incineration petition/campaign)

      Kimberly Roberson
      Petition Organizer

      Youtube now at over 22,000 views (Japanese and non translated versions combined). Be sure to share it and help us stop the burn!

    20. Reached 4,000 signatures
    21. FUKUSHIMA SOLIDARITY IN SAN FRANCISCO FFAN Youtube at over 16.000 views!

      Kimberly Roberson
      Petition Organizer

      Please watch our video created by FFAN members Mary Beth Brangan and Jim Heddle of Ecological Options Network (EON) with Japanese translation. In addition, there is a non translated version also which has passed 500 views.

    22. Ebook on Food Safety Issue Coming Soon to Amazon, Kindle, Apple.

      Kimberly Roberson
      Petition Organizer

      Thank you to everyone who signed the Fukushima Fallout Food Safety petition. Its hard to believe that it has been nearly one year since the largest nuclear disaster in world history began in Japan, on March 11 of last year. The petition to protect our food and water supply was written not long after, on April 1. Signatures have been very slow to gather on this petition however it did serve to help form the Fukushima Fallout Awareness Network. It felt necessary to write the backstory about it all due to the lack of governmental response and media coverage on the food safety problem. The story will be available Amazon in time for 311 observances and I wanted you to be the first to know. "Silence Deafening, Fukushima Fallout...A Mother's Response" is the story of the issue that so many want to avoid (but you didn't):: Radioactive fallout from Fukushima Daiichi has migrated to not only US topsoil but also our kitchens. But we are fighting back! Stay tuned. Thanks!

    23. Sen. Boxer to hold congressional hearing "Lessons from Fukushima" on 12/14

      Kimberly Roberson
      Petition Organizer

      Tell Senator Boxer to include questions in the hearing regarding the safety of US topsoil due to the ongoing criticality of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear reactors. The US is on the receiving end via the jetstream of radioactive fallout from Japan. There is now substantial data from several sources including UC Berkeley, and from scientist Marco Kaltofen's recent report to the American Public Health Association and others, which confirms the contamination of US topsoil (and subsequently our food and milk supply in the US). Mr. Kaltofen, Arnie Gundersen (a former nuclear industry vice president) and other notable experts now believe that there is not only a personal health risk to the good people of Japan, but also a public health risk to those of us in the US from Fukushima Daiichi (where the reactors are still in CRITICALITY stage). Topsoil monitoring will help get to the root of the matter.

    24. For Immediate Release, Monday November 7, 2011

      Kimberly Roberson
      Petition Organizer

      For Immediate Release, Monday November 7, 2011
      Fukushima Fallout Awareness Network (FFAN)

      Mothers Call for An Immediate Halt to the Burning of Radioactive Debris AND
      Congressional Hearings Needed in the US to Monitor Milk and Food Safety:
      “We Must Protect Our Children and Future Generations.”

      San Francisco and Washington, DC ~

      The Fukushima Fallout Awareness Network (FFAN) today delivered a petition to officials at the Japanese Consulate in San Francisco. The petition calls for an immediate halt to the burning of millions of tons of radioactive rubble and debris from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster on March 11. The signatures are from mothers and other concerned citizens in Japan and around the world who fear for their childrens’ safety.

      FFAN is extending their deepest sympathies to the Japanese people for the ongoing disaster of the March 11 earthquake and tsunamis and the Fukushima

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    Reasons for signing

    • Maureen Cline WEST SACRAMENTO, CA
      • 21 days ago

      I don't want to die

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    • Astrid Castro Santana MAYWOOD, CA
      • about 1 month ago

      I care.

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    • Kathleen Bradbury SPOKANE,, WA
      • about 1 month ago

      I deeply care about all life on Earth

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    • Brandi Welter TIGARD, OR
      • about 1 month ago

      People are already being affected by this whether they realize it or not.

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    • breanna thompson RANDLEMAN, NC
      • about 1 month ago

      health hazard

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