Radiation resistant rice???

From www.medindia.net

Japanese scientists are attempting to breed a strain of rice, which is resistant to radioactive caesium, by testing over 100 varieties of the crop.
Vast tracts of rice crops in northeast Japan would be destroyed in the upcoming harvest season after being contaminated with radioactivity from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, which was crippled by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami.
The farmlands within the 18-mile no-go zone around the nuclear plant will not even be harvested as high levels of radioactivity can pose a health hazard for farmers. Though the Japan Government has admitted that it will take decades to decontaminate areas from radioactivity within the exclusion zone, Fukushima Agricultural Technology Centre scientists hope a new strain of caesium-resistant rice will enable local farmers to return to the affected land.

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