8 January 2021
An urban farm cultivated on a former landfill site in northern Thailand increased food security and provided livelihoods for poor families during the coronavirus pandemic and can be a model for unused spaces in other cities, urban experts said Thursday. The farm in Chiang Mai, about 700 kilometers (435 miles) from the capital Bangkok, took shape during a nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of… Read more
23 October 2019
When one-third of all food produced globally is thrown away while nearly one billion people go hungry, food waste is not only a moral travesty, it's also a crime against nature. Each year 1,300 tonnes of food waste in landfills around the world contribute 8% of the greenhouse gases that cause global warming and the climate crisis. Food waste on this scale is unacceptable. And so is failure to… Read more
16 July 2019
Microplastics are not just an environmental issue. The tiny pieces of synthetic material are also part of a worrying ongoing discussion about food safety not just in Thailand but the world over. Weeraya Karnpanit, lecturer and researcher from Mahidol University's Institute of Nutrition, said that the health-conscious around the world have started to pay more attention to microplastics and… Read more
1 July 2019
BANGKOK -- The Department of Foreign Trade, Ministry of Commerce, Thailand, has introduced a project called "Think RICE, Think THAILAND " to encourage international community to pay attention to consumer health and to raise awareness on the national crop by providing a wider range of knowledge about Thai rice. Today, by using modern technologies and cutting-edge innovations, Thai rice has been… Read more
11 September 2018
After achieving dynamite success in Thailand where it competes with Lay’s potato chips, Thai entrepreneur Itthipat “Tob” Peeradechapan wanted to bring his seaweed snack chips to the US market and enlisted the help of Tim Minges whom he had met during Minges’ tenure as president of PepsiCo Asia. Read more at… Read more
1 September 2018
I came to Thailand as a fit, healthy 70 kilogram Australian. After six years in Thailand, I’m now a reasonably fit, healthy 76 kilogram Australian. Why? Well, Thai food, despite its healthy appearance and fresh origins is also full of fats, sugars and salt. For example, compare your average Big Mac to an average Pad Thai and there’s at least double the kilojoules (or calories) in the Pad… Read more
22 August 2018
Thailand's shrimp farmers association expects the number of shrimp farmers in the country to further decline to 6,000 farmers down from 7,000 currently, as farms consolidate and grow in scale...more.  Read more
12 August 2018
BANGKOK — The Buddha, in his laughing incarnation, is often depicted with a jolly smile and a giant, quivering belly. That model of plenitude seems ever more apt in Thailand, where the waistlines of the country’s Buddhist monks have expanded so much that health officials have issued a nationwide warning. In June, officials from Thailand’s Public Health Department urged laypeople to offer… Read more
19 July 2018
As the world’s food needs grow, the agriculture industry needs transformation to match the demand. Thailand, one of the world’s biggest agricultural exporters, is under the global spotlight. Experts, economists and businesses are watching to see how Thailand transforms its agricultural landscape to meet this need.  According to the UN, the world’s population is estimated to increase… Read more
2 July 2018
As Thailand's rural population ages, a new initiative is encouraging young professionals to return to the countryside and establish farming communities with modern technology. When asked why he resigned from an engineering career to start anew as a farmer, Pasawut “Jack” Roongrasmi simply replies, “Because I wasn’t happy.” Dozens of young men and women in Thailand are turning away… Read more
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