Minister Vows Action Against Out-of-date, Contaminated Foods

Action has been and will continue to be taken to prevent the sale of out-of-date and contaminated foods as well as the provision of unfair services that continue to surface, a minister told the National Assembly (NA) recently.
Minister of Industry and Commerce, Ms Khemmani Pholsena, warned those involved that they would face penalties in line with the relevant laws as she detailed measures to address the issues that continue to be….

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EU Bans Imports Of Vegetables Grown In Laos

The European Union (EU) has banned the import of four types of vegetables grown in Laos following its warning that the vegetables failed to meet safety standards, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry.
The EU has told Laos that the vegetables originating from the country were found to harbour diseases and chemical substances that exceeded the …..

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Laos To Boost Coffee Value With GI Certification

Laos is preparing to certify its homegrown coffee as a Geographical Indicator (GI) and as a member of the International Coffee Organisation (ICO).
The move will help to maintain the value of Lao coffee, after progressive price decreases over the past two years.
The Lao Coffee Association is consulting with government and private entities about the duties and …..

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Banana Plantation Study In Laos Shows Negative Impacts

The negative impacts from banana plantations in Laos could be outweighing the benefits.
Despite the fact that banana plantation investments have created job opportunities for local people, reduced labour migration, contributed to social activities and improved infrastructure they are also having negative impacts on people’s health and the environment.
The findings were outlined in a study undertaken by the institute in cooperation with the National University of Laos …..

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