RADIOACTIVE BABY FOOD
Guest post by fellow missionary, Neil Verwey:
Radioactive cesium of up to 30.8 becquerels per kilogram has been found in infant formula produced and sold by Meiji Co. of Japan.
The company suspects radioactive leaks from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant damaged by the March 11, 2011 earthquake and tsunami. A Meiji spokesperson has said that the ingredients for its Meiji Step milk powder may have come into contact with airborne radioactive cesium between March 14 and 20, when they were being dried at a plant in Kasukabe, 120 miles (193km) from the Fukushima Daiichi plant. He said the company had been diligent in checking radiation levels in the water, but had not taken enough care to filter for airborne radioactivity.
As Infants and young children are considered especially vulnerable to radiation exposure, putting them at risk of cancer and or illnesses, Meiji announced the recall of 400,000 x 850-gram cans of the Meiji Step formula as a precaution.
The company plans to offer customers free replacements.
Source: Mainichi News and New York Times 2011-12-06
But mark this:
There will be terrible times in the last days
(2 Tim. 3:1, NIV).
Let’s not be naïve! This prophesy is true even today as Japan experiences earthquakes, volcanoes, typhoons, tsunamis, and now radio-activity that has caused thousands to flee!
However, no matter how terrifying times might be in the last days, nothing can separate dedicated believers from the love of Christ.
Who shall separate us from the love of Christ?
Shall trouble or hardship or persecution
or famine or nakedness
or danger or sword?
(Rom. 8:35, NIV)
Make sure you are one of those nourished and protected by the love of Christ for all eternity!