Monthly Archives: November, 2009

New GMO Food Additives To Be Introduced Without Full Safety Appraisal

Labelled only as “amino acid and others” On September 14, 2009, two new food additives from Ajinomoto were judged to be “safe” by the Expert Committee for Genetically Modified Food and Others at the Food Safety Commission (FSC). The appraisal … Read More

Posted November 25th, 2009 in Biotechnology, Food Additives

World Social Forum: Challenging The Economic Order


CUJ and other NGOs including Attac Japan, People’s Plan and Space Allies/Allies Law Office are preparing for the World Social Forum 2010 to be held on January 24, 2010 in Tokyo and on March 21, 2010 in Osaka. Before that, … Read More

Posted November 11th, 2009 in Civil Rights, FTA, North-South, Trade

Biodiversity In Focus: Genetic Modification Of Living Organisms Is A Threat

091027 CUJ Biodiversity Symposium Tokyo Japan Parliament

Christine von Weizsäcker visits Japan: Genetic modification of living organisms is a threat to biodiversity In October 2010, an important international conference will be held in Nagoya, Japan, to discuss the integrity of biodiversity, as genetic engineering threatens to influence … Read More

Posted November 6th, 2009 in Biodiversity, Biotechnology