Thailand’s DOA destroys GMO soybean seeds


Thailand’s Department of Agriculture (DOA) recently selected SCI Eco Services Co to manage the burning of 14.4 tonnes of imported soybean seeds from Brazil, which were tainted with genetically modified soybean seeds. Suwit Chaikiattiyos, Director General of the DOA said there were two groups of seeds, which were 7.2 tonnes of BRS Sambaiba seeds and 7.2 tonnes of BRS Tracaja seeds, Thairath reported. SCI Eco Services Co used a closed-system incinerator to burn those seeds. The seeds were totally destroyed and it will not slip into farm crops, he said.

“Complying with the Plant Quarantine Act, the DOA has tightened control and regulation over import of 33 controlled seeds, especially those with GMO-tainted risks such as corn, soybean, cotton and papaya,” Mr Suwit said.


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