Archives for the 'Chemical pollution' Category

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

Campaign Against Artificial Fragrances

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In recent years, there are an increasing number of people who are feeling sick because of artificial fragrances such as fabric softeners, deodorant sprays and antiperspirants. People feel that it is difficult to get on the train, as people wash … Read More

Posted July 18th, 2017 in Chemical pollution

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

Emergency Meeting: Definitely Cancel the Planned Move of the Tsukiji Fish Market to Toyosu!

Participants: Consumers Union of Japan & Food Safety Citizens’ Watch CUJ & Food Safety Citizens’ Watch held an emergency meeting on November 10, 2016 to discuss the emerging problems with the planned move of Tokyo’s wholesale fish market from Tsukiji … Read More

Posted December 19th, 2016 in Chemical pollution, Food, Waste

Five Years after the Nuclear Disaster in Fukushima

Epidemiological Studies Show a Rapid Increase in the Occurrence Rates of Thyroid Cancer CUJ interviewed Okayama University professor Toshihide Tsuda, who published an epidemiological study on the occurrence rate of thyroid cancer in Fukushima prefecture in October, 2015. Dr. Tsuda … Read More

Posted March 9th, 2016 in Chemical pollution, Nuclear

Tsukiji Fish Market: Concerns About New Location

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The famous fish market in Tsukiji, Tokyo will move to a new location. Doubts remain about the safety of the Toyosu site, which formerly hosted a large coal plant for making city gas. It has been found to be contaminated … Read More

Posted November 4th, 2015 in Chemical pollution, 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

Consumers Protest Against the Radiation Limits for Food

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Consumers protest against the radiation limits for food: We strongly protest against the old provisional limit for radioactive contamination of food, while asking the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) to reexamine the new limits Protest Letter To: Komiyama … Read More

Posted February 1st, 2012 in Chemical pollution, Civil Rights, Food, Nuclear

Regarding Food Safety

Indiscriminate burning of debris observed in Minami-sanriku, Miyagi, Japan on July 9, 2011

Some General Observations from the Consumer Perspective Regarding Food Safety in Japan after the Great East Japan Earthquake and Nuclear Disaster on March 11, 2011 20110711 Regarding Food Safety (PDF version) July 11, 2011 Martin J. Frid Consumers Union of Japan … Read More

Posted July 13th, 2011 in Chemical pollution, Food, Nuclear

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