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Why do the giant food corporations oppose the draft Sustainable Agriculture Bill ?

Aug 01, 2018

CPF is a giant of the food and animal feed industries. It is the world's number one producer of animal feed, surpassing New Hope and Wen’s Food Group from China, Cargill, Land O’Lakes and Tyson foods from the US, as well as the Brazil Foods company from Brazil.

In a battle of natural resource grabbing, what should the state authorities do in the case of the Japanese patent over kratom?

Sep 15, 2016

Concerning the registration of patents for Kratom, Thai officials have a number of duties and responsibilities that they must carry out to enforce the law.

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

Goverment support for organic farmers-simply hot air

Sep 29, 2015

Based on statements issued by the interim government of Thailand and related agencies, people may be forgiven for mistakenly thinking that the “sustainable/organic agriculture policy” is very important to this government.  When we look into it, however, we find that the professed support for and

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