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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 GM crops in their territories.  According to the new regulation, each member state is allowed to restrict or prohibit the cultivation of GM crops, even those which have b

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,

BioThai warns of a papaya export crisis

Oct 12, 2013

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. 

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