In ‘Silence Deafening, Fukushima Fallout … A Mother’s Response,’ Ms Roberson writes, “The silence after the earthquake, nuclear meltdown and tsunamis AF (after Fukushima) was truly deafening and unlike anything I had experienced before. Surreal, ‘Twilight Zone’ comparisons were hard to avoid. Knowing what I knew, and then seeing those facts be so thoroughly disregarded by the media and elected officials had begun to take on a sort of nightmare quality.”
Ms. Roberson pulls from her experiences in environmental activism, nutrition and motherhood to alert us to the dangers of radioactive fallout in U.S. topsoil, ground water, produce and dairy resulting from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster. She asserts, “The one thing such experience brings that is startlingly clear to me: radioactive fallout from nuclear power and food do not mix, and children are especially at risk.” She makes a strong case for protecting California agriculture, currently the 5th largest producer in the world, not only in halting plans for the next generation of nuclear reactors but going one step further in calling for immediate transitioning from nuclear power to renewable energy before another nuclear disaster happens. This book speaks to the urgent need for food monitoring, conservation and renewable energy, as radiation from nuclear power is now migrating into our homes and kitchens. Read more.
About the Author
Kimberly Roberson worked in the fields of environmental activism and holistic nutrition education before becoming a mother. From early in her career, she worked on anti-nuclear and other social justice campaigns at Sane/Freeze, CALPIRG and Greenpeace in Washington DC, Los Angeles and San Francisco; learned about natural health and organic food while living and working on a community farm in Bolinas, California; studied holistic nutrition at Bauman College; and then owned New Health Design in San Rafael and San Francisco.
Kimberly’s passion for natural health led her to serve on the board of the National Association of Nutrition Professionals; she was also the founding vice-president for their California chapter. Kimberly has lobbied for environmental and natural health issues on the state and federal level in Sacramento and Washington, DC, and at the Food and Drug Administration in Maryland. After Fukushima erupted she wrote a petition calling for radiation monitoring of food, milk and water, which led to the formation of the Fukushima Fallout Awareness Network (FFAN). ‘Silence Deafening, Fukushima Fallout … A Mother’s Response,’ is her first book.