If this draft bill is successfully passed by the Cabinet, this government will be the first government in Thailand to allow the unrestricted cultivation of GM crops. The Bill(officially the “Draft Biosafety Law”) will have a highly detrimental impact on Thailand’s food sovereignty and food secur
Bangkok, 20 February 2014, Chulabhorn Research Institute. The Pesticide Alert Network (Thai PAN) hosted the Pesticide Alert Conference 2014, inviting over 400 researchers, government agencies, farmers and other participants.
Warning: exports of papaya are reaching a crisis point, after European Union investigations found that a record no of papaya exports from Thailand had GMO contamination. This means that Thailand may be about to lose the entire European market for papayas.
Industrial development, promoted under the National Economic and Social Development Plan, is steadily diminishing the area available for food production, and as these disappear, the tastiness of foods from diverse flavours and local ingredients are also placed under threat.