Thaksin Shinawatra (Tony Woodsome)

Ex-Thai PM Thaksin claims major pork merchants are hoarding frozen meat

Exiled former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra has claimed that there are 4 or 5 major pork merchants who have cold storage facilities in Thailand, each with the capacity to store…

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Increasing demand for crocodile meat helping croc raising farmers

Due to the skyrocketing price of pork in Thailand, the demand for crocodile meat has been increasing, which has helped crocodile farmers affected by the pandemic. The President of the…

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Commerce ministry seeks ฿1.4bn to ease rising cost of living

The Ministry of Commerce will seek cabinet approval next week for a 1.4 billion budget, from the Central Fund, to implement projects within three months which will ease the rise…

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Popularity of crocodile meat rises among Thai consumers as pork prices surge

Thai consumers are turning to crocodile meat, as an alternative source of protein, after the price of pork skyrocketed due to the spread of African Swine Fever (ASF) in the…

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Thailand to be declared country where African swine fever has been detected

The Livestock Development Department will report the finding of African Swine Fever (ASF) in Thailand to the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) and will declare Thailand as a country…

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Skyrocketing pork prices drive street meals up by at least five baht

Many food vendors in Thailand are complaining over skyrocketing pork prices, forcing them to increase the prices of their dishes by 5 baht a plate. Pork prices are currently 210-230…

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Trading of pigs infected with ASF blamed for spread of virus in Thailand’s small pig farms

The sale of sick live pigs by unscrupulous pig farmers and traders is believed to be a main cause of the spread of African Swine Fever (ASF) in pig farms…

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Thai Livestock Department urged to contain spread of African swine fever quickly

The Department of Livestock Development has been urged to take immediate steps to contain African Swine Fever (ASF) in Thailand’s pig farms, before more damage is done to the pig…

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Commerce ministry places 3-month ban on export of live pigs from Thailand

Effective today (Thursday), the export of live pigs from Thailand is banned for three months, after the Commerce Ministry decided yesterday on measures to ease runaway pork prices in the…

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Thai agriculture ministry considers live pig export ban to control pork price

Thailand’s Ministry of Agriculture and Agricultural Cooperatives will consult the Commerce Ministry over a temporary ban on the export of live pigs, to ease skyrocketing pork prices which are affecting…

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