Monthly Archives: February, 2012

Safety Standard Or Double Standard?

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Consumers Union of Japan held a seminar about radioactivity and food safety at Meiji University in Tokyo on January 29, 2012. By Emilie De Montessus (CUJ Intern from Lyon University) Furitsu Katsumi, Hyogo College of Medicine, spoke about the lessons … Read More

Posted February 15th, 2012 in Civil Rights, Corporate Responsibility, Food, Nuclear

Lecture Series: Consumers’ Perspective on the TPP Problem

m4s0n501 Consumers Union of Japan and other organizations have jointly started a lecture series to discuss the problems with free trade agreements from the consumers’ perspective. During the APEC meeting in the fall of 2011, the Noda Administration expressed that … Read More

Posted February 8th, 2012 in Biotechnology, Civil Rights, Food, Food Additives, Food Security, TPP, Trade

Consumers Protest Against the Radiation Limits for Food

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Consumers protest against the radiation limits for food: We strongly protest against the old provisional limit for radioactive contamination of food, while asking the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) to reexamine the new limits Protest Letter To: Komiyama … Read More

Posted February 1st, 2012 in Chemical pollution, Civil Rights, Food, Nuclear