Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Anti-GMO-Activity-in-Thailand-27MZIFJ6HQZ2V.htmlConceptually similar“Twenty Years of Failure” GMO Report Launch in BangkokGP0STPKTVCompleted★★★★“Twenty Years of Failure” GMO Report Launch in BangkokGP0STPKTXCompleted★★★★“Twenty Years of Failure” GMO Report Launch in BangkokGP0STPKU0Completed★★★★“Twenty Years of Failure” GMO Report Launch in BangkokGP0STPKU2Completed★★★★Watcharapol Daengsubha at Sustainable School Lunch Program Seminar in ThailandGP0STRDP1Completed★★★★2nd Year of 'We Grow' Project in BangkokGP0STR413Completed★★★★2nd Year of 'We Grow' Project in BangkokGP0STR415Completed★★★★2nd Year of 'We Grow' Project in BangkokGP0STR419Completed★★★★2nd Year of 'We Grow' Project in BangkokGP0STR40YCompleted★★★★View AllGP0STPHGSAnti-GMO Activity in ThailandWatcharapol Daengsubha, Greenpeace Southeast Asia Food and Ecological Agriculture Campaigner, is seen giving an speech in front of the Office of the Public Sector Development Commission, Bangkok. With mass protests echoing across the country, 77 scarecrows were symbolically used to protect the 77 provinces of Thailand from GMO invasion. “We use scarecrows symbolically to show that we need to drive out this problematic draft Act. We must not forget that once GMO contamination was found in Thai papaya, this has led to consumer rejection and caused significant damages to farmers and the local economy", said Watcharapol Daengsubha.Locations:Bangkok-Southeast Asia-ThailandDate:9 Dec, 2015Credit:© Chanklang Kanthong / GreenpeaceMaximum size:4000px X 2659pxKeywords:Actions and protests-Activists-Agriculture-Crowds-Day-Ecological farming-Food-Food for Life (campaign title)-Genetic engineering-Greenpeace campaigners-KWCI (GPI)-Local population-Outdoors-Props-Public engagement-Signs-SpeechesShoot:Anti-GMO Activity in ThailandThais call upon government to put off the draft Biosafety Act that unleashes GMO plantations.In front of the Office of the Public Sector Development Commission and the city halls in 46 provinces nationwide, 122 civil society organisations and food and agriculture networks joined the growing movement to protect food sovereignty and consumers’ choices. With mass protests echoing across the country, 77 scarecrows were symbolically used to protect the 77 provinces of Thailand from GMO invasion. The scarecrows aim to echo the outcry of Thai public to the cabinet - “No to GMO Act”, “No GMO”, and “Thai people don’t need GMO”. A letter has been delivered to the government to hold off the draft of the Biosafety Act and instead set up a committee that upholds public participation with representatives from civil society, the public sector and affected business groups. The committee will be mandated to draft a participatory, more encompassing and legally binding instrument that protects Thailand from the negative potential impacts of GMOs.