Here is the presentation made by Yasuaki YAMAURA, Secretary General of Consumers Union of Japan (CUJ), as one of the programs at the World Foodless Day in Tokyo on October 16, 2008. The Present Situation of the Food Crisis In April 2008, rice prices started to increase rapidly in the Philippines and several parts of … Continue reading What Caused the Food Price Hikes During 2008?
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 … Continue reading World Foodless Day in Tokyo
International Preparation Meeting about the Lake Toyako G8 Summit 8 March, 2008 in Tokyo Kurihara Yasushi from the Executive Office asked everyone to give their views and opinions regarding the G8. The G8 Action Network is an open network composed of individuals and organizations who are questioning the G8 Summit itself. The Network is constructing … Continue reading G8 Action Network Meeting
Japan Resources No. 142 (pdf) CONTENTS: FTA and the food on our tables Plastic Incineration Rise Draws Ire International Bad Products Award Tasmanian Forests: Report Protest Against GM Moratorium Decision
Consumers Union of Japan will participate together with many other Japanese NGOs, including People’s Plan, Attack and No to WTO/FTA, in the World Social Forum event on January 26, 2008 in Arakawa, Tokyo.