Hisako Oe, director of the Fukushima Organic Farmers Network, shows off her enormous garden of organic tomatoes. “Organic farmers are so proud of what we are doing,” she says, “and then we get condemned as murderers for growing here. It’s so painful for us.” Sociologist Aya Kimura (not pictured) is studying how the Fukushima disaster has affected the trend toward locally grown food in Japan.
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