Thai PAN has published the results of their second round of testing on chemical pesticide residues for 2016. It found that just over half the samples of fruit and vegetables tested contained chemical pesticide residues. Fruit and vegetable from... Read More »
Concerning the registration of patents for Kratom, Thai officials have a number of duties and responsibilities that they must carry out to enforce the law. The departments most directly concerned are the Department of Intellectual Property (DIP),... Read More »
On 6th September BioThai, together with Chulalongkorn University’sDrug System Monitoring and Development Centre, DMDC*, issued a statement on the patent application by Japanese researchers over a plant known in Thailand as Kratom**. Mr Veerapong... Read More »
On May 31, 2016, FTA Watch and five civil society organizations, who monitored impact of free trade agreements’ negotiations, had a meeting with Mrs. Apiradi Tantraporn, the Minister of Commerce about decision to participate in the Trans-Pacific... Read More »

Topical Issues

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October 12,2015
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August 20,2015
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November 27,2014
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October 20,2014
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April 11,2016
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September 29,2015
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February 7,2014
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February 22,2015
picture from Food Security Assembly 2014
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July 8,2014
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July 11,2013
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March 11,2013
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March 11,2013
Industrial development, promoted under the National Economic and Social Development P...
January 14,2013
Thai PAN has published the results of their second round of testing on chemical pesti...
October 7,2016
June 22,2015
Bangkok, 20 February 2014, Chulabhorn Research Institute. The Pesticide Alert Network...
February 26,2014
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July 12,2012
Thai PAN has published the results of their second round of testing on chemical pesti...
October 7,2016
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September 15,2016
On 6th September BioThai, together with Chulalongkorn University’sDrug System Monitor...
September 6,2016
On May 31, 2016, FTA Watch and five civil society organizations, who monitored impact...
May 31,2016