2 years after nuclear disaster, Japan spawns freaky fruits and veggies

July 16, 2013 1:59 pm 0 comments Views: 2366

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Tomato growing sprouts < (tangomango13 via Reddit)

Cucumber sprouting a leaf < (tangomango13 via Reddit)

Mutated eggplant < (tangomango13 via Reddit)

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Mutated grain < (tangomango13 via Reddit)

Mutated citrus < (tangomango13 via Reddit)

t might be wise to steer clear of vegetables from Japan’s Fukushima area for, oh, say a few hundred years. A Korean website assembled this image collection of produce from towns and villages surrounding the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. And they are NOT pretty pictures. From Siamese-twinned corn cobs to what can only be called peaches with elephantiasis, the region’s agriculture appears to have taken a heavy radiation hit from the nuclear disaster in 2011. It’s not clear yet what effect eating the produce might have on the population, but you never know. It could be pretty dangerous, but you never know — in an ideal world, maybe it could give you superpowers. [Source] [Source]

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