Food Security

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,

Food security at a time of political and economic crisis

Jul 08, 2014
picture from Food Security Assembly 2014

Real food security is having food democracy. Or where all the people, both farmers and consumers have the power to determine the food system that they require. They do not leave a single power over the food system to be dominated by anyone, so that everyone can have sufficient food to eat, that is nutritious, safe, diverse and appropriate to the culture, sustainable and addresses the various crises over the long term.

About the rice we eat

Jul 11, 2013

For many weeks already, there’s been a vibrant discussion about the rice that we eat here in Thailand.  As someone who is a very fussy eater - I love knowing where my rice is grown, and don’t eat rice that’s too hard, too old, too crumbly, or too pungent.

If we want a good food system, we must build it ourselves (part II: focus on consumers)

Mar 11, 2013

I talked about some of the big global issues relating to farmers and food security. In this second post, I’d like to contribute to the debate on how consumers can help influence our food system.

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