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Lawson to stop selling food containing artificial

Japan With Kids - Forums: Consumer Reports: Food Additives: Lawson to stop selling food containing artificial
By Rach on Wednesday, November 26, 2003 - 9:48 am:

Way to go Lawson! hope other stores follow soon. I will do all my shopping at Lawson.

JAPAN: Lawson to stop selling food containing artificial seasonings - report 25 Nov 2003
Source: http://www.just-food.com
Japanese retailer Lawson is reportedly planning to stop using synthetic seasonings in around 160 processed food items sold at its convenience stores nationwide.

The move, aimed at reducing consumer concerns about food safety, will ban monosodium glutamate (MSG), citric acid and sweeteners such as saccharin, the Nihon Keizai Shimbun reported, citing company sources

For the complete story go to http://www.just-food.com/news_detail.asp?art=56042


By Shibuya on Wednesday, November 26, 2003 - 11:35 am:

That IS great news (although I avoid food shopping at the 'combini' usually).
On a related note, does anyone know about an organic food buying co-op in Tokyo I can join? (Japanese is o.k). I find the prices at Tengu too expensive, although their service is good.


By Sraboni Dutta on Wednesday, November 26, 2003 - 2:50 pm:

Hi,
You can try Radish Boya. They deliver at home and they are 100% organic. The phone number is : 0120-817-998
Sraboni


By Yuko Kubota on Wednesday, November 26, 2003 - 3:32 pm:

Fukushi Club
http://www.fukushi-club.net/
and
Daichi O Mamoru Kai
http://www.daichi.or.jp/cgi/index.pl
are also popular options if you want 100% organic food or daily items delivered individually to your door.
If you don't mind purchasing as a group, the reasonable Seikatsu Club
http://homepage1.nifty.com/seikatsu-club/
will introduce you to a small group in your neighborhood.
I think it's Seikatsu Club that also has stores where you can go and shop.
But you can never be sure how strict all those organizations are. Even though I'm a Daichi member, I sometimes think it's healthier just to shop at your local grocery store that sells food fresh from the local farms, except that you can't beat the taste of organic carrots and tomatoes.


By Brien Chartier on Thursday, November 27, 2003 - 7:24 pm:

Im curious. Citric acid is aka Vitamin C. Are they really banning VC?


By Yuko Kubota on Friday, November 28, 2003 - 1:50 pm:

>Im curious. Citric acid is aka Vitamin C. Are they really banning VC?

I'm a total amateur, but could it mean that they're banning artificial VC? I once heard that artificial VC with coffee taken together may cause cancer.


By Rach on Friday, November 28, 2003 - 4:56 pm:

Brien,
Ascorbic Acid is Vit C. Visit this link for a simple explanation: http://mike5816.tripod.com/citricacid.html


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