- Sessions Overview
- Speakers
Breakout Session 6
Session Organiser:
Happy Coop
1. Introduction
Happycoop was established in 1989 with the aim of promoting the values of coordination, cooperation and equality in order to endorse the women’s happiness in a societal perspective. Indeed, Happycoop has been operating its businesses in various sectors that has not only promoting to purchase environment-friendly agricultural products, female rights, but has also to preserve the rights of the producers as well as labours in terms of encouraging ethical consumption among its members. Additionally, Happycoop is keen on preserving the eco-system.
For Happycoop, pursing values described above are of paramount importance. With these in its minds, 22 March 2012, they initiated Korean Womenlink Cooperative Association to pursue setting up the role to enhance the core values of the cooperative.
Happycoop is currently expanding its businesses in term of providing its services to more consumers with nine regional consumer cooperatives, which are located in city of Seoul, Goyang and Jinju.
2. Visions
"Promoting happiness”
Subject of women
Alternative economy
Regional community
Environment-friendly agricultural products
3. What We Primarily Do
1. Promoting transparency among every level of production cycle to bridge the relationships between producers and consumers
2. Promoting Food Safety

Promoting to consume environment-friendly agricultural products and daily supplies, non-GMO foods
Session Organiser:
Hansalim Coalition
A meaningful action that saves the earth

Hansalim is a living cooperative association organized by the customers who buy and use the goods filled with the producers’ caring attitude towards nature. As the climate change and natural disaster occur more often than ever before and the markets around the world are being opened rapidly, the self-sufficiency of our agricultural structure is undermined and thus it makes harder for many to set a healthy table. Thus, Hansalim is spreading the movement that encourages direct dealing between producers and customers so as to save the earth through putting a lot of effort into living together with poverty-stricken neighbours, restraining excessive consumption and creating a culture of harmonious living with nature.
Session Organiser:
Korea Women Peasant Association (KWPA)
Mother peasant who are well-rounded person for producing heavenly foods, taking care of her family and in charge of all household matters.

Mother peasant who is working daily so as to protect the farmlands on the brink of becoming desolate with determination.

KWPA was established to make the world that acknowledges the female peasants to be the owner of history and production so as to maintain our farming regions with vitality.
Mikyung KIM (Secretary General, Korea Women Peasant Association, Republic of Korea)
Mikyung KIM (Secretary General, Korea Women Peasant Association, Republic of Korea)_text
Invited Organizer:
Consumers Union:
Policy & Action from Consumer Reports
1. Mission, Purpose and core business
Consumer Reports is an expert, independent, nonprofit organization whose mission is to work for a fair, just, and safe marketplace for all consumers and to empower consumers to protect themselves. Consumer Reports, is one of the top-circulation magazines in the country, and ConsumerReports.org, has the most subscribers of any website of its kind, in addition to two newsletters, Consumer Reports on Health and Consumer Reports Money Adviser. To further advance its mission, Consumer Reports employs a dedicated staff of lobbyists, grassroots organizers, and outreach specialists who work with the organization’s more than 1,000,000 online activists to change legislation and the marketplace in favor of the consumer interest.
2. History

The organization was founded in 1936 when advertising first flooded the mass media.

In 2008, Consumer Reports also launched several initiatives, including the Consumer Reports Health Ratings Center, which serve to educate and empower consumers to make more informed health-care decisions and to help change the market.
3. Contact Details
- 101 Truman Avenue
   Yonkers, NY 10703-1057
- 이메일 주소
- Phone: (914) 378-2000
- 대표: Chuck Bell, Programs Director
- 초청자명, 직책: Michael Hansen, Senior Staff Scientist
Michael HANSEN (Senior Scientist, Consumers Union, USA)