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AseanPlus News 15 Sep 2004 | 12:00 AM

Genetically modified papaya contaminates farms

Thailand admitted yesterday that genetically modified papaya at a state-run experimental centre had contaminated surrounding fruit farms, in a blow to the government's agriculture policy.

AseanPlus News 02 Sep 2004 | 12:00 AM

Thailand stops GMO trials

Thailand has backed down in the face of a public outcry and halted controversial plans for open-field trials of genetically modified food.

AseanPlus News 22 Aug 2004 | 12:00 AM

Thaksin for GMO crop trial

Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra said Saturday he would allow an open-field trial of genetically modified food in what would be a key step towards commercial use of such crops in the kingdom.

Lifestyle 17 Aug 2004 | 12:00 AM

Killer in the flash

INDONESIAN environmental watchdog Walhi has filed a suit against the Indonesian Government for failing to protect a Sumatran forest, the destruction of which is said to have caused flash floods which killed some 200 people last November.

Nation 11 Jun 2004 | 12:00 AM

DOE to check Johor brick factories

The Johor Department of Environment will start checking brick factories in the state to see whether they are using toxic waste to make bricks.

Lifestyle 27 Apr 2004 | 12:00 AM

Tree-planting schemes to clear the air

A new breed of consumers are willing to pay for tree-planting schemes in a bid to be carbon neutral, ALISTER DOYLE reports.

Lifestyle 16 Mar 2004 | 12:00 AM

EU stamp for rapeseed

THE European Union's food safety agency gave a clean bill of health early this month to a type of genetically modified (GM) rapeseed made by biotech giant Monsanto, deeming it safe to be consumed by humans and animals.

Lifestyle 09 Mar 2004 | 12:00 AM

Maintaining the balance

Indonesia has hatched a tuna growth plan to feed the Japanese market for tuna, writes ACHMAD SUKARSONO.

Lifestyle 02 Mar 2004 | 12:00 AM

On the road to safer crops

New rules adopted at the recently concluded global meeting on biosafety will chart the path towards safer handling and transportation of genetically modified crops, writes TAN CHENG LI.

Lifestyle 02 Mar 2004 | 12:00 AM

Farmer’s bane

IT HAS been a decade since the first genetically modified (GM) crop, the Flavr Savr tomato, hit supermarket shelves. But it failed miserably due to health concerns, high prices and because it bruised, contrary to what it was engineered for.