Archives for the 'Biotechnology' Category

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

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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

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

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

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