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    The meat of the matter

    Business, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 19/06/2019

    » In order to become the beef hub of the world and secure the premium market, Australia, one of the world's leading beef exporters, has set an ambitious goal to become the global leader in carbon-neutral red meat.

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    Call to take weed policy further

    News, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 20/05/2019

    » Tuesday is the final day for a government amnesty over those who wish to declare cannabis which they have in their possession for medicinal use. After that, those caught with the drug could be arrested and charged.

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    Unseen killers are wildlife's worst enemies

    News, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 16/02/2018

    » Unquestionably, construction tycoon Premchai Karnasuta is the man of the moment. His name is on everyone's lips, after he and three of his entourage were arrested and charged with poaching in Unesco's World Heritage Thungyai Naresuan wildlife sanctuary on Feb 4.

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    Pity the bears held captive for their bile

    News, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 02/08/2017

    » The bear looks agitated yet weary, like a gravely sick patient.

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    Pride of Place

    Asia focus, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 12/06/2017

    » At first glance, exotic names such as Champagne, Roquefort cheese or pricey Cambodian Kampot pepper may seem like little more than catchy branding to attract epicures who associate fine dining with products that have unique origins.

  • News & article

    Razing 'cane

    Life, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 30/03/2016

    » March and April are months of haze. The white-grey smoke may be just a seasonal nuisance that exists only in the northern and southern regions in Thailand, but in a sugar plantation in Dan Chang of Suphan Buri province, haze has long been a part of the people's daily lives and of the worrisome harvesting cycle. Villagers in Dan Chang get used to dry-coughing. Smoke hangs over the roofs of their houses and seeps indoors.

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    The urban development of culture

    Life, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 05/08/2014

    » The riverfront area along the Chao Phraya has long been a hotspot for land developers. During the last few years, the banks of Charoen Krung Road and Charoen Nakhon Road — which run along and with access to the river — have been transformed into addresses for pricey condominiums, five-star hotels or community malls.

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    Plan Bee

    Life, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 07/05/2014

    » ‘You need to do it smoothly but you need to do it quickly,” Donrohmanh Noomoui, aka Bang Roh, says through the mosquito-net veil that covers his entire head. In his right hand is a knife, and in the left a sticky honeycomb buzzing with live bees. His audience, who appear as nervous and jittery as the bees themselves, are villagers of Ban Koh Kram in Krabi province’s Muang district and are in training to become expert beekeepers. Keepers of the Asiatic honeybee (Apis cerana) to be precise.

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    Set in stone

    Life, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 11/12/2013

    » Sakwut Wisesmanee is an artist known for his portraits characterised by brush strokes that at once evoke both power and tenderness. Although he is a painter, Sakwut once in a while steps out of his comfort zone.

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    Making the switch

    Life, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 28/05/2013

    » Let's say you view yourself as a highly environmentally-conscious individual. You eat organic food, ride public transportation and actively recycle your belongings and garbage.

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