April 18, 2011

unfounded rumors

Since the nuke problem broke out in Japan, and its news reaching throughout the world, there are wide spreading of rumors about radiation polluted foods. Food makers, farmers, fisherman, and such, are getting huge damage from the unfounded rumors.

The problem with nuke is that people prone to act on feeling rather than on data, which definitely states the foods are safe. People concerned cry out the safety of the foods, but the cry won't reach the people's ears.

Today, I received an email from an acquaintance in Tokyo. Attached it was these slogan sticker. it is a small way to calm the panic caused by the rumors, but I liked the idea so I made the English versions and sent them back. Just a small contribution of mine.


Devika said...

Unfounded rumours are often the business interests of another party...and in a global village it spreads faster --

Good representation -- it's in present society to panic over every other thing,


Gwilym Williams said...

The problem is that there is so much conflicting information coming from TEPCO regarding the extent of the pollution that many people feel, in the absence of good quality information, that it's better to be safe than sorry. I can't say I blame them. I certainly wouldn't like my grandson to eat a fish caught in Japanese waters just now.

Gwilym Williams said...

At our age we can afford to take risks - the cancer grows slowly. It's the children and babies we should think about - they are so vulnerable.

Remember the lies of Chernobyl and check the facts.

kuni_san said...

At this stage, there are a few foods that show some radiation, and many others do not. What we have to do is to trust the radiation readings done by the authority, and eat the ones labeled as safe. In any case, this whole thing is so nuisance. I just have to lean on the fact that human body has some amount of self-cleansing function.

Gwilym Williams said...

Good luck to you Kuni San but I think it does no harm to be careful. I definitely wouldn't eat, for example, any woodland mushrooms if I was you. Mushrooms love radiation. They thrive on the stuff. Here in Europe the radioactive pigs of the woods can have them! Scientists are detecting cesium in the fungi 25 years after Chernobyl it said on the news today.

Takayuki Kawashima said...


Hello! kuni_san.
It’s been a long time.
I’m Takayuki Kawashima.Creative Director of
these original japanese stickers.
(A company executive of a little creative agency.)

Thank you for your designing of “We Eat”.
Especially,I like you’re a frank and interesting
expression“why not?”.

*Sorry for my strange English.