This is getting dragged up again out of the depths!!!!! Please see the other thread that Chip LOCKED. There was a reason. viewtopic.php?f=6&t=15327
PLEASE folks, Japan has enough troubles without spreading around information that causes people to over-react or to believee rumor and inuendo and then institute what effectively is an "economic boycot" to their economy on top of all their other troubles.
If YOU personally don't want to buy their tea....... don't. But please THINK about the effect of posting all manner of stuff you simply found on the web as justification of your decision. You don't need to justify yourself in print. Just don't buy it.
If you have something that you think is a good link... post it and be done with it. Don't editorialize about it..... unless YOU WROTE IT.
If you are a scientist, you MIGHT have the ability to rationally evaluate some scientific data on the web and that is absolutely fine. But just because you SAY you are a scientist here.... does not mean that you ARE. For all we know, you are a dishwasher in a diner.
And you don't need to warn people on this list to stay away from Japanese teas. There is already a HUGE amount of information out there for people to sort through and make that decision. Those that are interested will do that research and weigh it for themselves.
It is one thing to post a link to information and that is it. It is completely another to then go off on a personal tangent or triade or rant explaining what the stuff you posted is so horrible and is absolutely true.
You have no clue if it is true or not. Just because you read something on the web, does not necessarily make it true. ANYONE can set up a blog and say they are a nuclear scientist. No one is checking credentials nor authenticity.
And the title of the whole thread is TOTALLY misleading...... there never was a nuclear explosion!!!!!!! If there had been ....... this would be a FAR greater mess.