Farmers in Fukushima Prefecture have begun radiation tests on the prefecture's main rice yield as harvest time approaches. Radiation tests are currently being carried out on early yields, which are already being harvested in the prefecture, prefectural officials said Friday.
The tests were not carried out routinely last year, resulting in a series of headlines about radioactive goods reaching supermarket shelves. This year, several farmers told reporters that each bag of harvested rice is being tested for radioactivity before they leave the farms, Sankei Shimbun reported.
The main harvest is expected to take place in late September.© Japan Today