Japans mushroom farmers try to gain consumer confidence

Farmers have been trying to gain consumers confidence in their products and some rice farmers asked private institutes to measure the amount of radiation in their crops.

After radioactive caesium exceeding the government-set provisional limit of 500 becquerels a kilogram was detected in some wild mushrooms, the shipment was banned in 43 municipalities.

In the town of Tanagura-machi, famous for its matsutake mushrooms, the tourist association normally organises matsutake hunts from mid-September to mid-October and a mushroom festival on October 22. However, both events are cancelled this year.

via Cloud hangs over Japans mushroom farmers.