GMOs

An open letter to the Prime Minister of Thailand from concerned scientists and academics around the world regarding the open-field testing and commercialisation of genetically modified crops in Thailand

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

Seeds corporations take advantage once again - pushing for GMOs under a military government

Oct 20, 2014

You may remember that back during General Surayuth Chulanont’s administration, seeds companies and those who support the cultivation of GMOs in Thailand took advantage of the fact that Thailand was governed by a military junta to bring in commercial trials of GMOs.

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. 

US patent on modified Thai papaya upsets BioThai

Dec 16, 2006

The Agriculture Department should object to a US government move to grant exclusive rights for a genetically modified (GM) papaya - developed from papaya native to Thailand - to a team of American researchers and Cornell University's research arm, Thai activists say. 

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