Monthly Archives: November, 2007

What is Happening to Tasmanian Forests?

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071128-yamaura-tasmania-forest.pdf What is Happening to Tasmanian Forests? Australia is a huge exporter of iron, coal, uranium, and farm products. Timber production is also active, and a large amount of woodchips are exported to Japan to be used as tissue paper … Read More

Posted November 28th, 2007 in Biodiversity, Biotechnology

International Bad Products Award

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p5rn7vb Michiyo Koketsu from Consumers Union of Japan participated in Consumers International’s Congress in Australia, October 29-November 1, 2007. CI announced the winners of the International Bad Products Awards, as 400 delegates from national consumer organisations and governments convened in … Read More

Posted November 14th, 2007 in Corporate Responsibility

The Japan Times: Plastic Incineration Rise Draws Ire

Saturday Nov. 3, 2007: Plastic Incineration Rise Draws Ire Environmentalists unswayed by limited tests, fears risks (Quote:) Yasuko Ueda, a writer and outspoken activist with the Tokyo-based Consumers Union of Japan, a nongovernmental organization, noted that the government has invoked … Read More

Posted November 14th, 2007 in Chemical pollution, Waste

FTA and the Food on our Tables

FTA and the food on our tables (pdf) Free Trade Agreements and the Food on our Tables Report by Yasuaki Yamaura Consumers Union of Japan/Food Action 21 The purpose of Free Trade Agreements (FTA) is to lower tariffs and reduce … Read More

Posted November 14th, 2007 in Food