National / Science & Health Jan 2, 2017

Stricter labeling mulled for genetically modified food

The government is considering expanding the scope of mandatory labeling of ingredients containing genetically modified crops from the current 33 food items, according to sources in the Consumer Affairs Agency. Imports have been increasing in Japan of genetically modified crops and food products containing them. In ...

National Apr 14, 2015

Government calls Taiwan's food-labeling move 'regrettable'

by Reiji Yoshida

The government on Tuesday called Taiwan's plan to tighten regulations on Japanese food imports because of fears of radioactive contamination "extremely regrettable." The top government spokesman called on Taipei to use what he called "scientific findings" in drafting its rules. "So far we have explained safety ...