Archives for the 'Organic Agriculture/Food' Category

Bhutan Aiming for 100% Organic Agriculture by 2020

Rice paddy field management without herbicides made possible by Japanese aid By Koa Tasaka (CUJ co-chair and Asian Rural Institute director) Bhutan, the nation of happiness Recently, I have been engaged in a grass root technological cooperation project for organic … Read More

Posted October 5th, 2016 in Organic Agriculture/Food

Supporting Japanese Non-GM Soybeans

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Consumers Union of Japan and the No! GMO Campaign are working together to support Japanese farmers who want to grow more soybeans for domestic consumption. On February 23, 2016, the 18th annual meeting of the Soybean Trust Movement was held … Read More

Posted February 24th, 2016 in Food Security, Organic Agriculture/Food

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

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

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

Organic Farming in Japan: Lessons for the World

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Report from IFOAM Organic World Congress Part 1 I had the opportunity to participate together with organic farmers and activists from Japan during the IFOAM Organic World Congress held in South Korea in September, 2011. It was the first time … Read More

Posted October 12th, 2011 in Organic Agriculture/Food

“Add Organic Foods To The Eco Point System!”

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Japan has a long history of organic farming. One of the leaders, Ishizu Fumio from Shiga Prefecture has been active during 2010 together with the Japan Citizens’ Network for Planet Diversity (MOP5 Network) and the No! GMO Campaign. As a … Read More

Posted December 22nd, 2010 in Biodiversity, Food, Organic Agriculture/Food

Japan Resources No 150: Special Biodiversity Issue

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cuj-jr-150 (pdf) Japan Resources No 150: Special Biodiversity Issue Biological Diversity & Organic Farming 2010 is the Year of Biological Diversity and here in Japan, we are preparing for the United Nations conference in Nagoya in October, 2010. In this … Read More

Posted March 5th, 2010 in Biodiversity, Biotechnology, Food, Japan Resources, Organic Agriculture/Food

Organic Agriculture, Forestry and Fishery Project Based On Humus

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“Only good things will come from the clean water that flows in the stream, when only good things are put into the water…” Notes from a lecture by Mr. Uozumi Michio, Japan Organic Agriculture Association, on December 9, 2009 as … Read More

Posted February 19th, 2010 in Biodiversity, Chemical pollution, Organic Agriculture/Food

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