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ThaiHealth issues warnings on fine dust pollution, food security in latest report

The Thai Health Promotion Foundation identified seven critical trends demanding immediate attention for the country’s well-being in its ThaiHealth Watch 2024 report.The concerns identified in the report include multi-generational family conflicts, the impact of unhealthy snacks, online gambling, hazardous homemade alcohol, ease of drug accessibility, ...

The Nation Reporter

Managing reservoirs and irrigation systems critical for stable food supplies

Effective water management is vital to ensure Thailand’s food security and mitigate the impact of El Nino, according to the Thailand Development Research Institute.Narit Pisalyabutr, a senior academic at the institute, said the effects of the El Nino weather phenomenon are expected to last for ...

The Nation Reporter

Amended plant protection act ‘must take care of farmers’

Academics have called for the scope of the Plant Varieties Protection Act to be expanded to also protect farmers.Addressing a public seminar at BioThai Foundation, they said that unless the Act was drafted properly to protect farmers’ rights, the country’s agricultural sector would be taken ...

Pratch Rujivanarom

A damming trend

Hundreds of dams are being proposed for Mekong River basin in Southeast Asia. The negative social and environmental consequences—affecting everything from food security to the environment—greatly outweigh the positive changes of this grand-scale flood control, according to new research by Michigan State University.Keep reading ...

Rice initiatives can help save the planet, not just feed it

Rice is close to my heart, as a consumer, as a career choice and as a member of a “rice community” of billions. My own family has been involved in rice farming for more than three generations – and still going!So I am also deeply ...

FAO praises Thailand for achieving Zero Hunger and food security

The Thai Minister of Agriculture and Coorperatives has recently attended the 45th Session of the Committee on World Food Security (CFS 45) and a conference on World Food Day, which is on October 16th of each year, at the headquarters of the Food and Agriculture ...

Nuppol Suvansombut

‘Add food security to Bangkok climate talks’

The Climate Justice group has called on international delegates to add food-security assurance to the agenda in climate-change negotiations, because they say it is not just extreme weather, but also improper climate-change solutions that are jeopardising global food stocks.Keep reading ...

Pratch Rujivanarom

Mekong River dams ‘will harm food security’

Study claims hydropower development will also increase poverty in the region. Hydropower development on the Mekong River will aggravate food insecurity and poverty in the region and reverse the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a study says.Keep reading ...

Pratch Rujivanarom

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