Archives for the 'Food' Category

CBD Meeting At The House of Representatives, Tokyo

We will be holding a meeting at The House of Representatives in Nagatacho, Tokyo on Thursday September 4, 2014 to discuss the upcoming UN conference about biological diversity. Consumers Union of Japan and the many groups and networks that follow … Read More

Posted September 3rd, 2014 in Biodiversity, Biotechnology

Letter From Consumers In Japan To Protest Against GMOs In Bangladesh

Prime Minister of Bangladesh Hon’ble Sheikh Hasina Embassy of Bangladesh 4-15-15 Meguro, Meguro-Ku, Tokyo-153-0063 Fax No: +81-03-5704-1696 Tokyo, Japan May 28, 2014 Japanese Citizens’ Network for Sustainable Food & Agriculture Amagasa Keisuke, Kawata Masaharu We are a network of concerned … Read More

Posted May 29th, 2014 in Biodiversity, Biotechnology, Food Security, North-South, Organic Agriculture/Food

International Biodiversity Day Symposium In Tokyo, Japan

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International Biodiversity Day Symposium Is Our Food and Biodiversity OK? Saturday 24 May, 2014 YMCA Asia Youth Center Suidobashi, Tokyo, Japan 13:00 Meeting hall open 13:30 Greetings 13:40 Message from South Korea 13:45 Status of GMOs in the Philippines (50 … Read More

Posted May 24th, 2014 in Biodiversity, Food Security, North-South, Organic Agriculture/Food

Japan Should Withdraw From TPP Negotiations Immediately

Food Safety Citizens’ Watch is calling for the immediate withdrawal from the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement negotiations 26 December, 2013 The Japanese government held a cabinet minister meeting about TPP as the last round of negotiations ended in Singapore … Read More

Posted February 19th, 2014 in Food, TPP

Biosafety Expert Meeting In Quezon City, Philippines

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Consumers Union of Japan and the No! GMO Campaign participated in a four-day meeting in the Philippines in November, to discuss the risks associated with genetically modified organisms (GMO). Of particular interest was the ambush by the biotech industry in … Read More

Posted December 4th, 2013 in Biodiversity, Biotechnology, Food Security, North-South

Soil & Peace Festival 2013

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There will be a Soil & Peace Festival in Hibiya Park, Tokyo on Sunday October 20, 2013. Starting at 10:00 hundreds of farmers and activists and artists will hold a great event until the evening. A great opportunity to meet … Read More

Posted October 16th, 2013 in Energy, Organic Agriculture/Food

International Film Festival on Organic Farming

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The 7th organic film festival will be held in Tokyo on November 23-24, 2013. This will be a great opportunity to catch up with recent trends and watch documentaries from Japan and abroad. The theme this year is “Holding on … Read More

Posted September 25th, 2013 in Biodiversity, Food, North-South

Japan’s Consumers Say “No” to GM Wheat

Tokyo, Japan June 4, 2013 Press Release: Stronger Inspection System Needed for American Wheat Unapproved genetically modified (GM) wheat has been found in Oregon, U.S. The No! GMO Campaign and Consumers Union of Japan have written to Japan’s Ministry of … Read More

Posted June 12th, 2013 in Biodiversity, Biotechnology

Biodiversity Day Event: Paige Tomaselli, Center for Food Safety

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We are happy to welcome Paige Tomaselli, senior staff attorney at US-based Center for Food Safety, who will be speaking at 3 events in Tokyo in May. She is invited by Consumers Union of Japan, No! GMO Campaign and Japan … Read More

Posted May 8th, 2013 in Biodiversity, Biotechnology

Support Soybeans, Seriously…

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If you like your proteins from soy, you already love tofu, natto and miso, important traditional foods here in Japan since a long time ago. But much of that soy is imported. No! GMO Campaign initiated a campaign some 15 … Read More

Posted March 21st, 2013 in Biodiversity, Food