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Sustainable palm oil production – challenge of Thai small-scale farmers

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    As of 2015, Thailand ranked third in world’s palm oil output, responsible for 3% of production worldwide, behind Indonesia and Malaysia whose combined output accounts for more than 85% of the world’s production. Oil palm and palm oil industry plays significant role in Thai economy for consumption and as biodiesel for domestic use and as export, while also creates jobs and income for all involved. In 2015, 4.7 million rais of land was dedicated to grow oil palms all around the country. There were over 200,000 farmers/operators, 90% of whom were small farmers each of whom owns an average of 20-30 rais.

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Introducing environmentally friendly compound rubber to tire industry

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       Tire industry utilizes about 70% of rubber production, both natural and synthetic, the highest level compared to other industries. The industry is constantly developing raw materials, capacity and quality of products, technology and equipment. Moreover, there are more laws and regulations related to higher quality and more environmentally friendly products. Capacity includes wet grip, rolling resistance and tread wear resistance (picture 1)

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Colostomy Bag from Deproteinized Natural Rubber Latex

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        Colon cancer is among the most commonly found cancers in Thailand. With modern technology, cancers could be detected at an early stage resulting in success in treatment. However, life after treatment is not always promised to be of quality one. Some patients end up living with certain disabilities while others maybe forced to live with artificial rectum or a colostomy.

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Study on benefits of young coconut water as hormone replacement therapy for menopausal women

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        Menopause is the ceasing of menstruation due to lack of hormones from the ovary to stimulate the uterus. There are currently 50 million women with menopause, referred to as the golden age. Most important side effect from menopause is heart condition, Alzheimer’s disease, and osteoporosis. Menopausal women often seek hormone replacement therapy (HRT) which is evidently reducing risk of Alzheimer.

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