Monthly Archives: January, 2010

Survey: Japan’s Wheat Importers Reject GMO

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The No! GMO Campaign has conducted a survey, clearly showing that Japanese wheat companies do not want to import or handle genetically modified wheat that consumers do not desire In June 2009, there were renewed efforts in North America to … Read More

Posted January 29th, 2010 in Biotechnology

World Social Forum: Another World Is Possible

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10 years have passed since the failed World Trade Organization meeting in Seattle. Soon after that, activists and experts, along with the many representatives of different non-governmental organizations that had participated in Seattle, both in the demonstrations and inside the … Read More

Posted January 20th, 2010 in FTA, North-South, Trade

In Memory of Urano Hisako


Mizuhara Hiroko writes: Ms. Urano Hisako, who supported the international activities over the past 20 years at Consumers Union of Japan, has passed away on 2009 December 14. She was only 60 year old. I first met Urano-san as Consumers … Read More

Posted January 13th, 2010 in Japan Resources, North-South

GM Rice And Contamination Cases Worry Consumers In Japan


Japanese consumers are strongly opposed to genetically modified foods, according to several large opinion polls. The news that China has approved GM rice was thus a surprise for everyone who cares about health and the environment. China currently does not … Read More

Posted January 6th, 2010 in Biodiversity, Biotechnology