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Bangkok Post – Going against the grain

The two warehouses hold around 146,000 sacks weighing more than 15,000 tonnes.

The government’s plan to sell old rice stored in warehouses for a decade in northeastern Thailand stunned some onlookers, leading to concerns about the adverse impact on public health.

Earlier this month Commerce Minister Phumtham Wechayachai, along with representatives of private and public organisations, rice surveyors, rice exporters and reporters, visited two rice warehouses in Surin province to sample grain stored there for more than a decade to test the quality and whether it is edible.

The grains were stored as part of the rice…

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