Gallery: Color Changing Fukushima Plates Detect Radiation In Your Food


Imagine sitting down at the dinner table and not knowing if the food in front of you is safe to eat. For many people in Japan that situation is a reality, and while the government has been issuing information about what is okay to eat and what is not, it is also the same government that earlier said that the levels of radioactivity at the Fukushima plant would not be as dire as Chernobyl. The Fukushima Plate, by Nils Ferber lets ordinary Japanese citizens make their own judgement. It is a clean white plate with a built-in radioactive meter that can visually show you your food’s level of contamination. While the design, which features OLED lights that change color depending on how radioactive your meal is, is quite pretty to look at, it is also a real tool which could, in some cases, mean the difference between life or death.

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  1. John McComb December 9, 2013 at 1:49 am

    will they actually detect Alpha radiation though? from what I’ve been reading, you can’t even test for it in food with a standard geiger counter, let alone a dinner plate.

  2. Couchsurfingcook July 31, 2013 at 9:04 pm

    Where can i purchase these plates?

  3. Anirban Biswas July 31, 2013 at 12:19 pm

    how much does it cost?

  4. George Costich July 31, 2013 at 7:37 am

    This is something that every American and Canadian Needs because of the Radioactive Cesium Rain that has been falling on us since March – and which will get far worse during the neext two years. I didn’t see any information on how to buy these plates.

  5. Daniel Curtiss July 31, 2013 at 12:38 am

    Great idea but how do I buy some??

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