Indie | “The World’s Safest Cookies” Baked by Fukushima School Kids

Posted on August 13, 2011

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Indie | EX-SKF | 13 August 2011

From Mainichi Shinbun Japanese (8/13/2011):

世界一安全なクッキー 福島の小学生が県産食材で

World’s safest cookies made by Fukushima elementary school children from Fukushima-grown food items

東京電力福島第1原発がある福島県大熊町から会津若松市に避難している小学生が13日、クッキー作りに挑戦した。風評被害をはね返そうと、県産のモモやカキなどのドライフルーツをふんだんに使った。

Elementary school children who have evacuated from Okuma-machi to Aizu Wakamatsu City tried cookie making on August 13. Okuma-machi is where Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant is located. The children used dried peaches and persimmons that are made in Fukushima.

レシピは、レストラン格付け本「ミシュランガイド」で三つ星に認定された「京都吉兆」総料理長の徳岡邦夫さん(51)が助言。今後、商品化して海外の三つ星シェフにも販売協力を求める。

Kunio Tokuoka (age 51), the executive chef at “Kyoto Kitcho“, 3-star restaurant in the Michelin Guide, advised the children on the recipe. [Kyoto Kitcho?] plans to commercialize the cookies and will ask other 3-star restaurant chefs in the world for help in selling the cookies.

原発事故で「フクシマ」が注目される中、農業が盛んな福島本来の姿を世界に伝えたいという。うたい文句は、放射性物質の検査をクリアした食材だけを使う「世界一安全なクッキー」だ。

[Tokuoka says he] wants to portray the true image of Fukushima to the world as a rich agricultural land, and not as Fukushima of the nuclear power plant accident. The sales pitch is “the world’s safest cookies” made from food items that have passed the test for radioactive materials.

If passing the test means testing for less than the provisional safety limit, that doesn’t seem very safe to me, but it’s just me.

By the way, radioactive cesium exceeding the provisional safety limit (500 becquerels/kg) has already been found in the wheat grown in Hirono-machi in Fukushima.

 

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