The trial of two Greenpeace activists at the Bangkok Criminal Court closed today with the activists facing three criminal counts and up to five years jail time if convicted. Their alleged crime? Exposing the role of the Thai Department of...
We warned the Thai government over a year ago not to play with genetically engineered (GE) papaya but they didn't listen. Although trials of the engineered food crop are banned, it seems they couldn't resist having a go themselves. Now they have...
Why are two activists facing 5 years of prison for exposing an environmental crime?
Thai activists sealed off the GE papaya at the agricultural research station of the Department of Agriculture. Dressed in protective suits they removed the GE papaya fruit from the trees then secured them in hazardous material containers.
Across from the Phra Pathom Chedi, one of the holiest sites in Thailand, is a famous fresh fruit market.
Thai farmer in his orchard pointing to a traditional papaya variety called Khak Dam.
For centuries, local people have bought and sold fruits, like papaya, in the floating market of Damnoen Saduak.
A roadside stall selling papaya.
Thailand's favorite dish, somtam or spicy papaya salad, is being prepared at this popular foodstall in Jatujak weekend market.
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