Archives for the 'Biodiversity' Category

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

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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

Event: The International Day for Biological Diversity

May 22 is designated by the United Nations as the International Day for Biological Diversity. Genetically modified organisms (GMO) are known to have negative effects on biodiversity and there are international rules for handling GM crops to try to deal … Read More

Posted May 19th, 2017 in Biodiversity, Biotechnology, 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

Japan Resources – No 164

Anti-GMO parade in Yokohama, March 3, 2002 during the FAO/WHO Codex Alimentarius meeting

Please click here: CUJ-JR-164 for the latest issue of Consumer Union of Japan’s English newsletter, Japan Resources (pdf). The theme this time is to highlight the 20th anniversary of the No! GMO Campaign. Contents: From the Editors: Japan’s Anti-GMO Campaign … Read More

Posted May 18th, 2016 in Biodiversity, Japan Resources

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

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

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