Editorials

In abattle of natural resource grabbing, what should the state authorities do in the case of the Japanese patent over kratom?

Sep 15, 2016

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.

Thailand at a crossroads, will we head towards organic farming or choose the path of the GMO?

Oct 12, 2015

Up until 1 October 2015, member states of the European Union (EU) are entitled to notify the European Commission that they ban GMO crops in their territories.  According to the new regulation , each member state is allowed to restrict or prohibit the cultivation of GMO crops, even those which hav

Goverment support for organic farmers-simply hot air

Sep 29, 2015

Based on statements issued by the interim government of Thailand and related agencies, people may be forgiven for mistakenly thinking that the “sustainable/organic agriculture policy” is very important to this government.  When we look into it, however, we find that the professed support for and

Impacts of the Thai-EU Free Trade Agreement on plant varieties, biodiversity and food security

Feb 22, 2015

If Thailand accepts the intellectual property law in the course of the negotiations for the Free Trade Agreement of EU-Thai, Thailand would have to amend its 1999 Plant Varieties Protection Act to make Thai law consistent with the 1991 UPOV Convention.  This will have several impacts on farmers,

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