Genome-edited tomato seedlings are being distributed, and genome-edited foods, a new genetic engineering technology, are about to appear on our dinner tables without labeling. Currently, there is no obligation to label genetically-edited seeds and seedlings, and the distribution of genome-edited crops has become a major problem, especially for organic farming, which is designed to ensure safety and security and to preserve the ecosystem.
We have gathered the voices of consumers, producers, and businesses, and have been collecting signatures since February 2021, calling for the labeling of genetic engineering on seeds and seedlings, as a first step toward genetic engineering labeling. We will submit the results to the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, convey our requests, and exchange opinions. Please join us. You can also participate online.
Application form (in Japanese) here
Date: 30 July 2021 (Friday) 13:30-15:30
Place: Members’ Office Building of the House of Councillors B107