Archives for the 'Food Security' Category

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

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

Protect Life And Biological Diversity; Oppose Genetically Modified Food And TPP!

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An Appeal from the NO! GMO Campaign in Japan As part of our participation in Collective Rice Action (CORA) 2012 June 1, 2012 Protect life and biological diversity; oppose genetically modified food and TPP! We are very concerned about the … Read More

Posted June 6th, 2012 in Biodiversity, Biotechnology, Food Security, North-South, TPP, Trade

Lecture Series: Consumers’ Perspective on the TPP Problem

Consumers Union of Japan and other organizations have jointly started a lecture series to discuss the problems with free trade agreements from the consumers’ perspective. During the APEC meeting in the fall of 2011, the Noda Administration expressed that Japan … Read More

Posted February 8th, 2012 in Biotechnology, Civil Rights, Food, Food Additives, Food Security, TPP, Trade

Stop the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement

By Yamaura Yasuaki, Consumers Union of Japan In October 2010, Prime Minister Kan suddenly declared in a policy speech to the Parliament that Japan would participate in the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP). There is strong opposition coming not only from … Read More

Posted February 2nd, 2011 in Food, Food Security, FTA, TPP, Trade

Yokohama APEC People’s Declaration

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Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) is an economic forum promoting the liberalization and facilitation of trade and investments, economic and technical cooperation, and related issues. Many NGOs from Japan and other coutries participated in the No! APEC Yokohama People’s Forum. Yokohama People’s … Read More

Posted December 22nd, 2010 in Civil Rights, Food Security, FTA, North-South, Uncategorized

Why Are Consumers Opposing TPP?

m4s0n501 The Problems of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement Yamaura Yasuaki Secretary General of Consumers Union of Japan November 3, 2010 (1) The Problems of FTA/EPA Currently, the participation in TPP is a very large political issue for Japan. We … Read More

Posted November 19th, 2010 in Food Security, FTA, North-South, TPP, Trade, WTO

Recent Food Activism

Rice trust movement event in Aigamo, Ibaragi prefecture, Japan

Consumers Union of Japan works closely with a number of local groups around the country and abroad, to promote consumer rights, peace, food safety and food security and many other issues. Here are some recent stories from our office in … Read More

Posted June 9th, 2010 in Biotechnology, Food Security, North-South

Press Release: Soybean Trust Movement Conference Declaration

  12 years of campaigning for more domestic soybeans in Japan Soybean Field Trust Movement: Nationwide Meeting in Shinjo, Japan  Press Release: Conference Declaration  Today, we have returned to Shinjo City in Yamagata Prefecture 12 years after the Soybean Trust … Read More

Posted March 3rd, 2010 in Biodiversity, Biotechnology, Food Security