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Japan Resources – No 173

Please click here CUJ-JR-173 for the latest issue of Japan Resources, our English newsletter.

This time, we consider large international meetings, and wonder if they are effective enough. There seems to be problems with making progress both in the areas of climate change and biological diversity.

We hope you will continue to stay updated with CUJ’s activities and news on our English website, and support our campaigns!

Contents:

Please Stop Selling Wheat Flour with Glyphosate Residue

CUJ Environment Working Group

Consumer Affairs Agency holds explanatory meeting for GM food labelling changes

What is Behind the Cheap Bananas?

Report from the COP-MOP 9 Meeting (CBD COP 14) in Egypt

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Japan Resources – No 172

Please click here CUJ-JR-172  for the latest issue of Japan Resources, our English newsletter.

This time, we wonder if there isn’t more we can all do to help fight the obvious changes in climate, that caused extreme heat and strong typhoons this year.

We hope you will continue to stay updated with CUJ’s activities and news on our English website, and support our campaigns!

Contents:

International Symposium: Report from South Korea Meeting About Labelling of GM Food

In the News: “Gov’t committee’s GMO deregulation proposal too hasty: consumer groups, experts”

Essay: The Bizarre World of Plastics

Fact Sheet: Status of Genome Editing in Japan

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Japan Resources – No 171

Please click here CUJ-JR-171 for the latest issue of Japan Resources, our English newsletter.

This time, we can’t help but muse over the issue that the country, and the world, is in the grip of football fever as the Football World Cup is promoted as never before. Large companies take this opportunity to splash billions of Yen not for the sake of encouraging healthy exercise but to push more junk food to the couch potatoes watching the games. Among them, food and beverage corporations Coca Cola, McDonald’s and Budweizer probably do not make a single healthy product between them.

We hope you will continue to stay updated with CUJ’s activities and news on our English website, and support our campaigns!

Contents:

Food Industry & Supermarkets: Food Additives and Transportation Networks Helped Create Oligopoly Control over Our Food

Concerns about Japan’s MagLev Train Project

Japan-Korea-Taiwan Non-GMO Asia Forum established

Japan’s Soy Sauce Makers Replied to Our GM-Free Labelling Questionnaire

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Japan Resources – No 170

Please click here CUJ-JR-170 for the latest issue of Japan Resources, our English newsletter.

In this issue we ask, “What if…?” Trade policies should support local production and local consumption. Health and education policies should prioritize the best interests of consumers and citizens. Well, that is not always the case, as with the controversial TPP agreement and new genetic engineering research.

We hope you will continue to stay updated with CUJ’s activities and news on our English website, and support our campaigns!

Contents:

Statement: Japan’s Consumers See No Merits from TPP

2018 GMO-Free Zone Movement Report

Who Pays for Genome Editing and Gene Drive Research?

”Consumer Rights” vs. “Consumer Life”

Soaring Cost of Vegetables Won’t End Soon

E-cigarettes: A new health risk, and the same old story?

Summary: CBD Ad Hoc Technical Expert Group on Synthetic Biology

Anti-Fragrance Campaign Booklet & Poster Published

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Japan Resources – No 169

Please click here CUJ-JR-169 for the latest issue of Japan Resources, our English newsletter.

In this issue we introduce our new campaign against genome-manipulated food, part of our strong resistance against GMOs in general. Field trials have started even though the government is slow to act to protect consumers or farmers. The debate about nuclear power is also high-lighted with Monju, the controversial fast-breeder reactor in Fukui Prefecture in the news.

We hope you will continue to stay updated with CUJ’s activities and news on our English website, and support our campaigns!

Contents:

From the Editors: Resistance and Resilience
Campaign Against Genome-manipulated Food
Press Release: Appeal for World Food Day
Food Security: Japan’s Self-sufficiency Rate for Sesame Seed Only 0.1%
Is the Consumer Agency in Fact the Industry Agency?
Pluto and Monju
News Flash: Monju Reactor Set for Decommissioning Lacks Sodium Removal Method

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