Archives for the 'Biotechnology' Category

Event: Petition Campaign for GM Labelling

Close the loopholes! Japan's mandatory GM food labels do not cover products like food oil, margarine, and food additives.

How can we avoid eating genetically modified (GM) foods? Our petition campaign which started in 2015 has generated a lot of interest all over Japan, and we are collecting more and more signatures from people telling us that they strongly … Read More

Posted August 31st, 2016 in Biotechnology, TPP

Event: Petition Campaign for Better Labelling of Genetically Modified Food

Consumers Union of Japan, the No! GMO Campaign and Food Safety Citizen’s Watch will hold an event in the Japanese Parliament to present the results so far of our petition campaign to collect signatures for better labelling of genetically modified … Read More

Posted January 20th, 2016 in Biotechnology, TPP

GMO Free Zone Meetings

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The No! GMO Campaign and Consumers Union of Japan, together with other groups and NGOs, held the 10th GMO Free Zone meeting in Aso, Kumamoto on March 7, 2015. Over 500 consumers, farmers, scientists and others participated in the successful … Read More

Posted June 3rd, 2015 in Biotechnology

Symposium & Documentary Film Event: Globalism and the Commercialization of Life

Date: February 7, 2015 (Sat.) Time: 13:30-16:00 Place: Tokyo Toshima Ward Labour Welfare Hall (10 min from JR Ikebukuro st.) Fee: 500 Yen We will screen Eggsploitation, a new documentary film about the infertility industry in the United States, which … Read More

Posted January 21st, 2015 in Biotechnology

GM Canola Contamination Cases In Japan

How to reduce GM contamination cases? Masaharu Kawata, Japan Citizens’ Network for Sustainable Food and Agriculture Side-event presentation at the MOP7 conference in Pyeongchang, South Korea Countries must do more to implement the Strategic Plan for the Cartagena Protocol on … Read More

Posted October 6th, 2014 in Biodiversity, Biotechnology

Impressions from the MOP7 in Pyeongchang, from the NGO perspective

The Cartagena Protocol is an important tool to deal with transboundary movements of Living Modified Organisms. The MOP7 met in Pyeongchang, South Korea to discuss risk assessment, unintentional or illegal shipments, and how to help countries share information. Also on … Read More

Posted October 6th, 2014 in Biodiversity, Biotechnology

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

Biosafety Expert Meeting In Quezon City, Philippines


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

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