World Foodless Day in Tokyo


Rising food prices, food contamination, reduced food production induced by climate change — food insecurity is spreading all over the world.  Japan is suffering from low food self-sufficiency (barely 40% on calorie basis), a string of food safety scandals and frauds. The occasion of World Food Day on October 16 organised by the FAO is an opportune time to send a strong message of food sovereignty and highlight consumers’ strategies to address the food crisis. 

How can consumers cope with this crisis? Several NGOs will organise a forum, Another World Food Day, in Tokyo to discuss a wide range of current food problems and solutions.  

The forum titled “Sky-rocketing food prices and crisis: hype and reality” will include the following themes: 

  • The real cause of the rising food prices
  • How genetically modified foods are accelerating the food crisis
  • Can Japan feed itself?

Organised by: 

  • NO! GMO Campaign
  • Consumers Union of Japan
  • No to WTO/FTA Grass-roots Campaign
  • Japan Organic Agriculture Association

Date and time: 

  • October 16, 2008
  • afternoon session: 14:00-16:00
  • evening session: 19:00-21:00

Venue:

  • Taito-ku Shogai Gakushu Center
  • Nishi-Asakusa 3-25-6, Taito-ku, Tokyo
  • Nearby stations: JR Uguisudani St. (South exit)/Tokyo Metro Iriya St. (Exit No.1)/Tsukuba Express Asakusa St. (Exit A2)

For further information: NO! GMO Campaign (email: office(at)gmo-iranai.org)

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Posted September 30th, 2008 in Food