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Thailand’s Pesticide Problem

In Research on 28/01/2011 at 3:35 am

From the January 26 paper – the article can be found here on the Bangkok Post website.  Most importantly, the article calls for the banning of  “carbofuran, dicrotophos, methomyl and EPN” and the article continues…”The list of pesticides approved for use is due to expire in August.  The EU recently found prohibited chemicals in imported vegetables including basil, chili, Chinese bitter cucumber and bean. Fears of a possible EU ban on Thai vegetables has prompted the government to order a temporary suspension of shipments.” Read the rest of this entry »

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AAN Learning Process

In Network Events, Our Network on 16/01/2011 at 2:47 am

This is a recent photo update from our friend Pitchtanika Sanviset in Mukdahan province, which neighbors Yasothon province to the north and is across the Mekong River from Savannakhet, Laos.  Pitchtanika, or P’ Ouang, has been studying with the “local wisemen” in Kudchum district, Yasothon, since the winter of 2010.  A well-educated mother of two with a Journalism background in Bangkok, P’ Ouang has been hard at work turning her family’s land into a diverse, productive organic farm.  Her commitment to her home community and work to promote organic farming with her neighbors and extended family is a model of how AAN famers make positive change from the ground up.  Read the rest of this entry »

Green Market Profile: Mai Hootachai

In Our Network on 05/01/2011 at 1:36 am

Another great new profile by Kate Cooney, a student from the Fall 2010 CIEE Khon Kaen semester program.

A ‘Natural’ Transition: One small-scale farmer’s smooth transition into organic, chemical-free agricultural production

Katie Cooney

“Actually it is not that difficult,” Mai assured. “The first year I questioned myself. I worried I would not have anything to eat at all. But the second year the crops were so beautiful.” Read the rest of this entry »