In the News (Thailand): The push is on for Organic
There are two things that make the subject of the ingredients that we use to make Thai food especially interesting these days. First, Thailand has an advantage in that we are an agricultural nation with ample production of these ingredients, whereas Western countries lack them in sufficient quantities and must import them at a high cost. This opens domestic opportunities to export ingredients.
Second, Thais are becoming increasingly aware of the health benefits of meat, rice, and fruit and vegetables that are produced without chemical fertilisers or insecticides.
Consumers are willing to pay more for organically grown produce that they can be sure is safe. When consumer demand for these products becomes strong enough, producers and agricultural workers respond by adopting methods that ensure their farms are free from the dangers associated with chemicals.