GM crops

The movement to oppose Big Business’ draft GMO Bill has begun again. Will this be the last time?

Nov 14, 2015

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 secu

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,

Open letter to Thai Prime Minister from concerned scientists regarding open-field testing and commercialisation of GM crops

Nov 09, 2014
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A recent attempt by the Thai government to consider allowing for an open-field testing and commercialisation of genetically modified (GM) seeds raises concerns from the Thai National Farmer Council and over thirteen civil society groups, including the Alternative Agriculture Network, the Confeder

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