Taiwan-bound ‘durian’ turns out to be heroin

Control Tower at Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok
Control Tower at Suvarnabhumi International Airport in Bangkok. Photo: Nutjaru. CC BY-SA 4.0.

Customs officials say they have intercepted over 7 kilogrammes of heroin allegedly bound for Taiwan as part of a joint programme with international logistics agencies. [Read More…]

Durian Ripeness Indicator from the Sugar in Its Stem: Chemistry Knowhow from Chula

Durian tree and fruit
Durian tree and fruit. Photo: Chulalongkorn University.

A Chula lecturer from the Faculty of Science has analyzed sugar and amino acid content in durian stems to indicate the age of the fruits [Read More…]

Thailand Will Promote Durian as Special Agricultural Product to Boost Export Value

Durian fruits in Malaysia
Durian "The King of Fruits", very popular in Thailand. Photo: Kalai.

BANGKOK (NNT) – Thailand’s Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives aims to promote durian as the key fruit for up-scaling green innovation in the agricultural sector [Read More…]