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  • NEWS

    Advert ban sought on toxic agriculture chemicals

    News, Apinya Wipatayotin, Published on 31/10/2018

    » The Department of Agriculture is looking to impose an advertising ban on three controversial hazardous chemicals.

  • OPINION

    Many 'unseen' chemicals are destroying us

    News, Nicholas Kristof, Published on 30/11/2015

    » In recent weeks, two major medical organisations have issued independent warnings about toxic chemicals in products all around us. Unregulated substances, they say, are sometimes linked to breast and prostate cancer, genital deformities, obesity, diabetes and infertility.

  • LEARNING

    Cancer chemicals in your vegetables?

    Jon Fernquest, Published on 12/07/2012

    » Vegetables you cook with everyday (cabbage, kale, beans, morning glory, chilli) may have cancer-causing chemicals in them.

  • BUSINESS

    Background in energy, chemicals

    Business, Published on 26/06/2015

    » Tevin Vongvanich, chief executive and president of PTTEP Plc

  • LEARNING

    Poisonous chemicals: Illegal dumping

    Jon Fernquest, Published on 03/07/2012

    » 3.5 million tonnes of hazardous waste produced by industry every year. Only 50% processed legally to make it safe.

  • LIFESTYLE

    A matter of life and death

    Life, Dave Kendall, Published on 22/03/2019

    » A river that sustains approximately one-tenth of the world's population is dying. Victor Mallet's River Of Life, River Of Death: The Ganges And India's Future explores why -- and simultaneously melds political and economic analysis with a compelling travelogue and a journey through the mythology of one of the world's great religions.

  • NEWS

    Take a leaf

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 06/03/2019

    » In the factory grounds of the Government Pharmaceutical Organisation (GPO) in Pathum Thani's Thanyaburi district, stands an ordinary two-storey building. Small, old and fairly nondescript, it is nevertheless guarded around the clock and equipped with a security system. This is because its upper floor is a restricted zone where the first lot of 140 cannabis plants will be grown for R&D and medical purposes.

  • OPINION

    Food safety must get top priority

    News, Editorial, Published on 26/11/2017

    » News reports that over 60% of samples of popular vegetable and fruits taken at shopping malls and markets are contaminated with pesticides -- some are highly toxic farm chemicals banned in several countries -- are too hard to swallow. It merely shows a failure of the state, despite an ambition to become the kitchen of the world, to come up with and implement measures to ensure food safety, and the dilemma for customers who have limited options to live healthy lifestyles.

  • LIFESTYLE

    What’s trending and happening this week

    Muse, Kanin Srimaneekulroj, Published on 17/03/2018

    » 1 The immediate health hazards posed by agricultural chemicals is known to most. However, few know the true extent of the problem, which lingers within various aspects of society for far longer than we realise. Come learn the true dangers of chemical farming at SVN (Social Venture Network), Thailand's new film screening, featuring the 2015 documentary Circle Of Poison. The screening will be held today from 5-7pm at the BACC, with tickets costing 100 baht, sold at the venue only.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Runner's asthma triggered by noticeable exertion

    Life, Published on 15/01/2019

    » DEAR DOCTOR: I've noticed that after running, especially when I've really pushed myself, I'll cough for a while. A friend says it's something called exercise-induced asthma. Why is it happening?

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