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JP: Government to subsidize farmers’ costly food safety certification efforts ahead of 2020 Games

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The Japan Times: The government will use subsidies to help farmers acquire the food safety certificates needed to participate in feeding Olympic athletes at the 2020 Games. In December, Tokyo’s Olympic organizing committee thus proposed requiring food suppliers to obtain either Global GAP (Good Agricultural Practice) certification, an internationally recognized standard for farm production, or JGAP certification, a similar standard in Japan.

Read the full article at the The Japan Times website