Japan nuclear fears prompt panic-buying around world
As nuclear panic began to spread around the world, supermarkets and pharmacies thousands of miles from Japan ran out of anything and everything rumoured to prevent radiation poisoning.
(Note: This article is specifically looking at "anything rumored to prevent radiation poisoning, but if the radiation gets into food supplies imagine the run on 'safe' food produced before this disaster: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704396504576204922061456148.html?mod=WSJ_hp_MIDDLETopStories . A quote I've been seeing quite a lot lately says "It's better to be a year early than a day late". No question...)