Mar 7, 2014

Man indicted over frozen food poisoning at Maruha unit

Prosecutors indicted a 49-year-old man Friday on charges of criminal damage by allegedly injecting pesticide into frozen food products made at a Maruha Nichiro Holdings Inc. group plant in Gunma Prefecture. Toshiki Abe, a contract worker of Aqli Foods Corp., a Maruha Nichiro subsidiary, ...

Insecticides pit trees against bees

| Jun 16, 2013

Insecticides pit trees against bees

by Winifred Bird

“That’s where they’re going to spray.” Organic farmer Naoki Tachikawa, 43, is standing on the edge of one of his tiny rice fields in the Shiga district of Matsumoto, central Nagano Prefecture, pointing at two low hills that embrace the upper reaches of the ...