11 May '11, 2am

"Fukushima Plate" Tells You If Your Sushi Is Radioactive

"Fukushima Plate" Tells You If Your Sushi Is Radioactive

Images courtesy of Nils Ferber After the problems at Fukushima, concerns about radiation contaminating fish stocks jotted up. And reasonably so. Many people were and are worried about the levels of radiation in the food they're eating. Designer Nils Ferber has come up with a concept design that would put diners at ease -- a plate that glows as it detects radiation in your food. The "Fukushima Plate" is an "ordinary kitchen plate with built-in radioactive meter to visualize your food's level of contamination. It might become an indispensable tool of survival in the future." Well, possibly. The diner can set the limiting value of the plate, determining for themselves how much radiation they will be concerned about. This feature is an interesting commentary on how various individuals, as well as various governments, have different levels of concern about contamination with so...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2011/05/fukushima-plate-t...

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