Archives for the 'Organic Agriculture/Food' Category

2018 GMO-Free Zone Movement Report

Free Zone Meeting 2018

Report from the 2018 GMO-Free Zone Movement Event Held in Nagoya, Japan The 13th annual event to celebrate the Japanese GMO-Free Zone movement was held in Nagoya, Aichi prefecture, on March 3, 2018. During the past year, many groups participated … Read More

Posted March 14th, 2018 in Biodiversity, Biotechnology, Food, Organic Agriculture/Food

Press Release: Appeal for World Food Day

Our goal is a world with no genetically modified foods and an end to the multinational corporate control of the global food supply October 16 is the World Food Day, as designated by the United Nations. The aim is to … Read More

Posted October 25th, 2017 in Biodiversity, Biotechnology, Chemical pollution, Civil Rights, Corporate Responsibility, Food, Food Security, Organic Agriculture/Food

Japan Resources – No 168

Please click here CUJ-JR-168 for the latest issue of Consumer Union of Japan’s English newsletter, Japan Resources (PDF). In this issue we share articles about our recent activities. During the summer, we started a campaign against artificial fragrances, an irritant … Read More

Posted September 27th, 2017 in Biodiversity, Biotechnology, Chemical pollution, Food, FTA, Japan Resources, Organic Agriculture/Food, Trade

Japan Resources – No 167

Please click here CUJ-JR-167 for the latest issue of Consumer Union of Japan’s English newsletter, Japan Resources (PDF). This time we focus on healthy, organic food and farming, while taking a stand against PM Abe and his ruling coalition, that … Read More

Posted June 21st, 2017 in Biodiversity, Civil Rights, Japan Resources, Organic Agriculture/Food

Update: Bhutan Organic Rice Project


The project to explore ways to help farmers in Bhutan switch to organic farming methods is progressing. This is an update by Mitsukuni Inaba (Director of Civil Institute of Organic Rice Cultivation) and Koa Tasaka (Co-chair of CUJ and board … Read More

Posted June 21st, 2017 in Biodiversity, Organic Agriculture/Food

Organic Rice for School Lunch: Healthy Kids, Healthy Community

Isumi City in Chiba prefecture, east of Tokyo, has announced that it would be the first in Japan to serve locally grown organic rice at the city’s elementary and junior high schools throughout 2017. The project started in 2015 when … Read More

Posted May 10th, 2017 in Biodiversity, Chemical pollution, Food, Organic Agriculture/Food

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


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

biodiversity japan philippines bangladesh 2014

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