Monthly Archives: February, 2008

No! GMO Request at Australian Embassy


Keisuke Amagasa, Namiko Ono and other consumer activists visited the Australian Embassy in Tokyo on February 21, 2008 to deliver Japanese consumers’ request regarding genetically modified (GM) foods. They asked the Australian government, on a national level, to firmly maintain … Read More

Posted February 26th, 2008 in Biotechnology, Food

Thank you South Australia!

Consumers Union of Japan took the initiative to the No! GMO Campaign that started in 1996 as a Japanese group of citizens that were alarmed by the many problems associated with genetically manipulated (GM) food. We were very encouraged and … Read More

Posted February 19th, 2008 in Biotechnology, Food

Order Rokkasho Protest Postcards!


To order a set of four postcards, please send 400Yen as a donation to Consumers Union of Japan, along with your name and address (We will not use your address or information for any other purpose). – The front of … Read More

Posted February 12th, 2008 in Energy, Nuclear

Rokkasho Reprocessing Plant Postcard Protest

(Photo: Greenpeace Japan)

Rokkasho Reprocessing Plant Postcard Protest (Photo: Greenpeace Japan) To protect our bountiful nature, food, and life, let us send a message to oppose the full-scale operation of the Rokkasho Reprocessing Plant. In November 2008, the Spent-Nuclear-Fuel Reprocessing Plant in Rokkasho … Read More

Posted February 10th, 2008 in Biodiversity, Energy, Nuclear

Stop Genetically Engineered Food Crops


Stop GMO The Australian (pdf) Consumers Union of Japan joined over 120 NGOs, individuals and companies that signed an advertisement published on February 7, 2008 in The Australian. Stop Genetically Engineered food crops: Australia’s next cane toad In recent years, … Read More

Posted February 8th, 2008 in Biotechnology, Food

Press Release: Meat Dumplings Scandal

Press Release (pdf) Food Safety Citizens’ Watch The Chinese Meat Dumplings Scandal: The Responsibility of the Government must be Questioned It was reported today that five people including children in Ichikawa-shi, Chiba prefecture had been hospitalized due to food poisoning … Read More

Posted February 1st, 2008 in Chemical pollution, Food