A look at how Japan’s food industry is recovering a year after deadly tsunami and nuclear disaster

February 6, 2012

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Amidst concerns about radiation levels in produce, a worker stocks tomatoes from Tochigi Prefecture at a market in Tokyo.

It's been about a year since a devastating tsunami -- and an ensuing nuclear disaster -- hit Japan. Since then, the country's food supply has been under intense scrutiny, with radiation levels in some foods spiking far beyond government safety limits.

Today, on our occasional Food Mondays segment, Worldview talks to WBEZ food blogger Louisa Chu. She just returned from a government sponsored trip to Japan’s east coast. While in Japan, Louisa visited some of the areas hardest hit by the tsunami and nuclear disaster. Louisa tells Worldview how the country's food industry is recovering from disaster.