On April 14, Megumi Avigail Yoshitomi, a visiting researcher at our institute, spoke at a webinar co-organized by OECD and MAFF.

She gave a presentation on “Japanese Efforts to Establish Rules for Cellular Agriculture”, which was followed by a panel discussion.

Webinar title: “Making Better Policies for Food Systems”

Date: Wednesday, April 14th, 16:00-18:00
Method of Presentation: Web-based (Zoom software) with simultaneous interpretation

16:00 “Introduction”
Dr. Lee Ann Jackson, Director, Agriculture, Food and Trade Markets Division, OECD Trade and Agriculture Department

16:10 “Making Better Policies for Food Systems”
Dr. Koen Deconinck, Policy Analyst, OECD Trade and Agriculture Department

16:45 “Initiatives for the UN Food System Summit”
Ms. Ritsuko Yoneda, International Negotiator, International Organizations Group, International Affairs Department, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF)

16:50 “Insects Surpass Proteins in Their Functions”
(Atsushi Ido, President, Ainan Liberacio Co., Ltd.)

17:15 “Japan’s efforts to formulate rules in the field of cellular agriculture”
Megumi Avigail Yoshitomi, PR Manager, Public Relations Committee, Secretariat of Cellular Agriculture Research Group, Center for Rule-making Strategies, Tama University

17:40 “Panel Discussion”
Members above and Naoe Yakiya, Representative of WFP (United Nations World Food Programme) Japan Office

18:00 “End”