Nicolas Sternsdorff-Cisterna

Southern Methodist University

Nicolas Sternsdorff-Cisterna is an assistant professor of anthropology at the Dedman College of Humanities & Sciences, Southern Methodist University, U.S.A.

Articles by Nicolas Sternsdorff-Cisterna


Grocery Shopping Amid Radiation Concerns in Japan

Thursday, September 13, 2018

The 2011 meltdowns at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant triggered by the Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami have caused ordinary Japanese to reevaluate their trust in the food supply. Skeptical of government assurances, consumers turned to private actors, who stepped up their regulatory efforts to fill the trust gap.