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[report整理] SENEWS-2011-03-29

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[Homework]SENEWS-2011-03-29

This is the VOA Special English Agriculture Report.

Japan's nuclear crisis main mean greater demand for imported food and less competition from Japanese products on world markets. But it also means that Japanese farmers and others who make and sell food have to worry about their future. Yasumichi Tanaka sells fish at one of the Japan's busiest fish market, but now there are fewer fish to sell.


Fish supplies from the radiation-contaminated regions  have been totally halted.


The radiation is from the Fukushima nuclear power station that was damaged by the March 11th earthquake and tsunami. The extent of the problems are still not clear.


Last Friday, China join the number of other countries that have banned imports of food from the affected areas. Chinese media said the banned items include milk products, fruit, vegetables and sea food.


Singapore also has a ban in place. Restaurant manager Connine Hon says some people are worried about eating Japanese food.


Consumer confidenc is yes, somewhat shanken I would say amongst some of Singapore populace, but it can be helped, I think.


The United States has also banned foods from radiation-affected areas. And so has the Japanese government itself. Radioactive particles travel in the wind and get absorbed into soil with the help of rain and snow. Then plant roots take up the materical and the plants become contaminated. Animals eat the plants and their products become contaminated. Some kinds of radiation stay in the environment longer than others.


Medical physist Jerrold BushBerg is a radiation expert at the University of California, Davis. Professor Bushberg says removing the top soil might make the land safe for use.  But it depends on the depth of the radioactive material. And for now, he says, it is too early to take any measures.


Experts say the ocean will help dilute radiation in sea water. But the tsunami also destroied seafood, sank fishing boats  boats and leveled processing plants.


Charles Ebinger studies the politics of energy at the Brooking Institution , in Washington DC. Mr Ebinger says the danger to adults from radiation-contaminated food food is over stated. Still the affacted areas of northeastern in Japan are deeply  dependent on agriculture and fish, he said. So their economy could suffer the most.


Ant that's VOA Special Englsih Agricultute Report written by Jerrylin Watson. You can download free transcripts and mp3s of all of our reports and other VOA Special English programs at voaspecial.com. I'm Bob Doughty.

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