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From the Editors: Victory for Consumers
Appeal Against Food Irradiation
Cases of Food Hygiene Law Violations in Japan due to Food Irradiation (1996-2023)
Commentary: Lack of Public Acceptance for Food Irradiation
In the News: Thousands join climate protest in Tokyo calling for ‘100% renewable energy’
From the Editors:
Victory for Consumers
Consumers Union of Japan and other organizations have for over 50 years fought against food irradiation. This practice went on at one facility in Hokkaido that has finally been closed down.
Organic farmers and many others never allowed their produce to be irradiated with the radioactive isotope Cobalt 60. Many violations have been recorded over the years as imported foods, most recently from China, Taiwan and Vietnam, were found to be irradiated (Please see our updated list below).
We call this a victory for Japanese consumers, and appeal to others around the world to raise their voices as well. Stay tuned to our campaigns and join us as we keep up the good work…