Archives for the 'Food' Category

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

Do Not Approve Genetically Modified Salmon!

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Consumers Union of Japan opposes GM salmon, and sent the following appeal to US FDA as part of their Public Comment (deadline Feb. 25, 2013): Re: Docket No. FDA-2011-N-0899 Genetically Engineered Salmon We the consumers in Japan are strongly opposed … Read More

Posted February 8th, 2013 in Biodiversity, Biotechnology, Food

BSE In Brazil

Open letter: Our demands regarding mad cow disease in Brazil To: Agriculture Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi From: Food Safety Citizens’ Watch January 9, 2013 Japan’s Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) announced on December 8, 2012 on its homepage that … Read More

Posted February 8th, 2013 in BSE, Food, North-South, Trade

After the Fukushima Nuclear Disaster: The Roles of Consumers and Farmers

Symposium: What Can We Eat? Farmers and Consumers Reaching Out to Each Other The Three Mile Island nuclear accident that took place in the United States on March 28, 1979 had some impact on Japan and influenced the anti-nuclear movement … Read More

Posted January 9th, 2013 in Food, Nuclear

Highlights From The Negotiations In Hyderabad About Biological Diversity

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Updates about GMOs from the Convention of Biological Diversity It is not always easy to follow the details of the discussions and negotiations of international agreements… Media pays scant attention or ignores important concerns. Governments provide a massive amount of … Read More

Posted October 24th, 2012 in Biodiversity, Biotechnology, North-South

Stop TPP Action/Occupy Monsanto

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On the first Tuesday of every month, demonstrations will be held in front of the Prime Minister’s Official Residence in Tokyo. Together we can stop the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP)! Consumers Union of Japan has joined together with other organizations … Read More

Posted October 10th, 2012 in Biodiversity, Biotechnology, Civil Rights, Corporate Responsibility, North-South, TPP, Trade

Protect Biodiversity From GMOs: Hyderabad MOP6 Meeting

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CUJ has joined other NGOs from around the world for the 6th Meeting of Parties (MOP6) of the Convention of Biological Diversity. The United Nations conference is held in Hyderabad, India October 1-5, 2012. Just over 2 years ago, everyone … Read More

Posted October 3rd, 2012 in Biodiversity, Biotechnology

210 Supermarket Chains Do Not Want To Sell GM Papaya

A study by the No! GMO Campaign has revealed that Japan’s supermarket chains are refusing to sell genetically modified papaya. The No! GMO Campaign was set up in 1996 to stop genetically modified foods. 16 years later, there is no … Read More

Posted August 29th, 2012 in Biotechnology

Ramsar Convention Adopts Anti-GM Rice Resolution

At the 11th meeting of the Ramsar Convention for wetlands, a draft resolution was introduced that came dangerously close to open a back door to genetically modified rice. Rice paddy fields in many countries are supporting wildlife such as migratory … Read More

Posted July 25th, 2012 in Biodiversity, Biotechnology, Chemical pollution, North-South, Organic Agriculture/Food

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