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(From Oct 2013): Japanese Fast-Food Chain to Grow Food 100 km From Fukushima

(Reuters) - A Japanese fast-food chain has announced plans to grow rice and vegetables on a farm 100 km (60 miles) from the crippled Fukushima power plant, site of the world's worst nuclear disaster since Chernobyl in 1986.

Yoshinoya Holdings, which sells "gyudon", or stewed beef over rice, has formed a joint-venture with local farmers to grow onions, cabbage and rice for use in outlets across the country.

About 160,000 people nearest the plant were ordered to move out and the government established a 20-km compulsory evacuation zone after an earthquake and tsunami in March 2011 caused reactor meltdowns and contaminated water, vegetables and air.

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Michael Nystrom's picture

I used to love Yoshinoya

There are a few in the US. I think there are some in LA (can you believe I've never, ever been to LA?) And there is one in NYC, at least. The last time I ate there, it wasn't very good.

But thanks for the info.

Note to self: No more Yoshinoya.

And now, for a song.


He's the man.