Food and beverage products from northern Japan may be contaminated by the radioactive fallout cloud from Fukushima Daiichi, however the U.S. wouldn't know it because we're not properly testing our food. The TPP will accelerate Japanese trade with the U.S., making it difficult for concerned citizens to protect their children against potentially radioactively contaminated food. Furthermore, under TPP, corporations can sue for lost profits if the U.S. rejects food containing man made radioactivity from nuclear accidents. There is no end in sight for radioactive leaks coming from this catastrophe, as admitted by Naohiro Masuda, president of the Fukushima Daiichi Decommissioning Company, who also recently stated in a televised interview that the technology required to contain the radiation still needs to be invented.
I am writing to urgently request that you block Fast Track of the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP). The TPP will allow Japan to export radioactively contaminated food and beverages into the United States. Radioactive fallout from Fukushima's triple nuclear meltdowns is the largest nuclear and industrial catastrophe in history. Radioactive fallout has covered most of Northern Japan including Tokyo. Agricultural products grown in these regions can be radioactive. TPP will allow this food into the US without inspectors intervening. Recently leaked parts of the TPP state that if a country refuses to accept imports, that receiving country could face legal action whereby taxpayers would have to pay. The TPP would also eliminate country of origin labeling so consumers wanting to avoid radioactivity in food would never know if it’s from Fukushima. Intentional mislabeling of food from Fukushima and other prefectures was recently discovered to be contaminated with radiation and refused by Taiwan, one of several countries with higher standards for food importation than the U.S. In fact China, Taiwan, Japan, Hong Kong, the European Union and other countries have better oversight of imported foods related to Fukushima contamination than does the U.S. Please block Fast Track of the TPP now. Our children and future generations are counting on you.
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