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Incident details
Region/Continent and country:
Asia / Thailand
Category of incident:
What was contaminated:
Other
GM organism involved:
Cotton
Year incident occurred:
1999

Route of contamination

Thailand - GM cotton grown illegally

In September 1999, BioThai revealed that farmers had been growing GM insect resistant cotton which did not have approval for commercial use. Samples were sent to the DNA Technology Laboratory in the Kasetsart University in Nakhon Pathom, and these tested positive for the presence of Bt genes by PCR.
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Further information

Monsanto's Bt Cotton violates Thai plant quarantine laws and farmer's rights. - Open Letter to International Non-governmental organisations, media persons, and concerned individuals from Biothai, Thailand - 26 September 1999 >

ENVIRONMENT-THAILAND: Green Groups Will Take GM Crops Issue To Court >


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