Japan's Ministry of Health, Labour, and Welfare (MHLW) released precautional notes explaining its food safety regulatory vision for fish products developed using genome editing technology.
Japan’s Agency of Natural Resources and Energy will accept public comments on its proposed 6th Strategic Energy Plan between September 3 and October 4, 2021. All comments must be submitted in Japanese.
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Japan: Japan Publishes Draft 6th Strategic Energy Plan

On July 21, 2021, Japan’s Agency of Natural Resources and Energy (ANRE) published the first public draft of its 6th Strategic Energy Plan.
On July 21, 2021, the Philippines became the first country in the world to approve Golden Rice for commercial propagation, which aims to reduce malnutrition.
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Japan: 242nd Food Safety Group

On July 16, 2021, Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) proposed revisions to Japan’s maximum residue levels for 11 agricultural chemicals (MCPA, MCPB, Captan, Cyazofamid, Pyriofenone, Fluoxastrobin, Procymidone, Mandestrobin, Cypermethrin, Albendazole, and Zeranol) for various agricultural commodities.
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New Zealand: New Zealand Proposes Biofuels Mandate

The New Zealand Government is proposing to introduce a sustainably-produced biofuels mandate for transport fuels in New Zealand.
The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) finalized a green food system strategy on May 12, 2021.
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China: Making Moves to Reduce Food Waste

China is aiming to tackle food waste from farm to fork and everywhere in between. The country launched a clean plate campaign last summer and passed the Anti-Food Waste Law at the end of April this year.
On April 20, Japan's Ministry of Agriculture amended the handling procedures for feed and feed additive products derived from the crossbreeding of genome edited varieties.
Indonesia's national Food Estate project to increase agricultural production and provide food security faces an uphill battle.
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Japan: Draft 2021 Forest and Forestry Basic Plan

On April 26, 2021, Japan’s Forestry Agency released the new draft Forest and Forestry Basic Plan, which aims to increase domestic wood consumption to 40 percent by 2030.
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Japan: Agriculture and Climate Change in Japan

This report summarizes the Government of Japan's (GOJ) climate change targets, policy, research, and international engagement for the agricultural, forestry, and fisheries sectors.