"The radiation in the east in Japan actually decreases the amount of land that they could use" for farming.With the amount of farm land that goes fallow every year, this will not affect farming on a national level. It will certainly reduce the amount of land farmed in the impacted prefectures, but will not necessarily reduce the amount of agricultural products nationally. On the contrary, it could help farming in other prefectures by making their products more valuable.
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