Playing God with our Food
We talk alot about Food Security here. That is the ability for everyone to procure the base required amount of calories and nutrients daily. But there is another looming threat to Food Security that has become increasingly widespread. It is called the Gene Revolution in which scientists are modifying the genetic [...]
Imagine you are a working mom of 5, trying to make ends meet, raise the kids be a good wife, expecting everything to go just like it does on the TV shows and suddenly… one night your husband does not come home. Nor does he come home the next night, or the night after…
And with [...]
Meet Alan Gibson( on the left), our man on the ground in Kobe Japan. Alan coordinates weekly pickups of fresh fruit at the Port of Hyogo for the Kozmoz Kansai Food Bank.
Raising kids and working can really take up your day, but Alan takes busy to a new level, heading up the new Japanese soccer [...]
Each week, hundreds line up rain or shine at this public housing complex in South Kyoto to receive food donations from Kozmoz International.
The people are real, the needs are real, and the needs wont go away until there are some fundamental changes made in our society. These people are not homeless, they are hard working [...]
Meet Verdiana, one of our super volunteers at the Kyoto Kozmoz Activity Center. After graduating from the University in Florence Italy, she came to study Japanese in Kyoto where she found out about Kozmoz Kansai Food Bank.
Since her name is a little difficult for some Japanese people to pronounce, we call her Midori. Midori may [...]
June 11th to 24th at Ryukoku University in South Kyoto there will be a gallery display of photographs taken after the Great Eastern Japanese Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami of March 11th 2011.
This is a good chance to remember and reflect upon the enourmity of the disaster, the staggering loss of life and property, and both [...]
Sorry for the the long silence…. what a year it has been!
Now a little good news Pictured is the new Kozmzo Kansai Distribution Center!
I know I often whine here about societal needs and the gross level of public apathy that has gotten us where we are but…
The encouraging reality is that Food donations [...]
Meet Derek Macatantan, one of the many people that enable Kozmoz to offer social services to thousands of disadvantaged individuals and families in the Kansai region.
Derek has been volunteering weekly at our activity center in Fushimi Ward in South Kyoto for over a year now. Derek does many things including teaching english to children, helping [...]
The other morning I found this note in the Kozmoz mailbox along with a 200 yen donation.
For those that dont read Japanese the note says…
"I receive public assistance. My rent sucks up most of my welfare allowance and the only way I could ever eat a pastry is to take something out of my regular [...]
Today was our weekly trip taking aid of foodstocks to the Kamagaseki district in Nishinari Ku of Osaka. With its aptly named Ginza street (named after the elite district of Tokyo), it has been the source and bust of dreams for years in Western Japan. It is also often a shock for new middle class [...]keep looking »