This is going to set you off salad for a while… I’m not sure I like the look of a tomato colony organism.
Photos of what look like malformed vegetables from Fukushima, Japan, have surfaced on Imgur. The strange produce has deformities, bumps and lumps all over it, and looks like mutant cabbage patch kids beamed to Earth after having been harvested on an alien planet.
Is the meltdown of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, a result of the disastrous 2011 earthquake and tsunami, to blame for the freaky produces’ appearance?
This story has become popular due to an MSN trending link. It’s one of those stories with visuals that will grab you and may freak people out. I don’t know if these photos are related to the Fukushima accident or not. There seems no way to trace the photos to see. Here is the photo page. We should be skeptical.
There has been evidence of mutated butterflies. The radiation level is high in the groundwater. But is THIS story real?
We have other reports even from 2011 that deformed plants were growing back in 2011 when the government told people to avoid eating them. Many products were indeed unsafe to eat but the government is trying to stem the worries.
Japan still says the produce is safe.
CORRECTION: A post on a website in Japan reports that these images aren’t related to the Fukushima disaster. We regret passing along the misinformation.
Therefore, they may be real images but are not attributed to the radiation from the accident.
Tip: Jens Hennes