Monthly Archives: August, 2008

Rice growers: strictly implement and enforce the March 2007 moratorium on GM field trials in California

Consumers Union of Japan and No! GMO Campaign have written to Californian rice growers, asking them to strictly implement and enforce the March 2007 moratorium on GM field trials in California. We are still concerned about the undetermined events that … Read More

Posted August 26th, 2008 in Biotechnology

Stop aerial spraying of banana plantations!

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m4s0n501 Consumers Union of Japan supports the campaign against aerial spraying (using airplanes) on bananas in the Philippines. CUJ signed the online petition which can be found here. In the Philippines, only export Cavendish banana plantations use aerial spraying to … Read More

Posted August 26th, 2008 in Biocide

Hair analysis as a possible way to investigate heavy metal pollution

FSCW General Meeting Special Lecture: “Hair analysis as a possible way to investigate heavy metal pollution – interim report” by Dr. Hiroshi Yasuda, Director of La Belle Vie Preventive Medicine Laboratory Summary of Lecture by Hiroshi Yasuda April 26, 2008 … Read More

Posted August 26th, 2008 in Chemical pollution

Please continue raising your dairy cattle with non-GMO feed!

080401-non-gmo-feed-letter (pdf) The Non! GMO Campaign has sent a letter to Australian food producers regarding GM-free dairy products: Japan currently imports farm products, beef and other meat products, dairy products, natural cheese, and wheat from the following top four countries: … Read More

Posted August 19th, 2008 in Biotechnology, Food

G8 Action Network: Declaration of Participants in the International Solidarity Days

Make the Hokkaido Summit the Last Summit of the G8!–Declaration of Participants in the International Solidarity Days of the G8 The G8 Summit opened in Hokkaido in July, 2008 with the usual rhetoric of concern about conditions in Africa. These … Read More

Posted August 5th, 2008 in North-South, Trade