Archives for the 'Food' Category

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


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


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


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

Protect Life And Biological Diversity; Oppose Genetically Modified Food And TPP!


An Appeal from the NO! GMO Campaign in Japan As part of our participation in Collective Rice Action (CORA) 2012 June 1, 2012 Protect life and biological diversity; oppose genetically modified food and TPP! We are very concerned about the … Read More

Posted June 6th, 2012 in Biodiversity, Biotechnology, Food Security, North-South, TPP, Trade

Asia Reclaims Its Rice And Biodiversity With CORA 2012


Press Release: From 22 May to 5 June 2012, 14 countries in Asia will band together for the COLLECTIVE RICE ACTION (CORA) 2012. People’s organisations, farmers, rural women, and rice consumers from PR China, Japan, Korea, Cambodia, Thailand, Philippines, Indonesia, … Read More

Posted May 23rd, 2012 in Food, Trade

Food Inc. Director Robert Kenner To Visit Tokyo And Osaka


CUJ is glad to be able to invite US documentary director Robert Kenner to Japan. His film Food Inc. is a great exposure of the way the food industry and especially Monsanto have hijacked farming and food processing, creating a … Read More

Posted May 9th, 2012 in Food