Way before Hurricane Irene, the earthquake in Richmond, the liberation of Libya, the death of Osama bin-Laden, the liberation of Egypt . . . way back in the mists of time, or, to be specific, March 11, 2011, there was an earthquake in Japan, and damage to nuclear power facilities that affected the safety of Japan’s food supply. We wrote about it here and here.
I have to admit I didn’t give a lot of thought to what was going on in Japan, what with all that other stuff going on, but this morning I saw this article in Slate. What the article points out is that both the actual food safety situation, and the psychological food safety situation, in Japan will be issues for a long time to come: years, not months.
By coincidence, I received an email from Second Harvest Japan. And that led to this link to a means of making a tax-deductible donation to provide food to people in the affected areas. So I did that. I’d ask you to consider doing it, too.