To judge by the first item the BANGKOK POST obviously has some very informed sources - either that or someone's being unusually honest about the purpose of the upcoming OECD conference. second item's not a new story but fun to see it in New Scientist.
The Week: SUMMARY OF THE NEWS
BANGKOK POST May 13, 2001
MAY 6-12, 2001
GM conference Sponsors announced plans for the biggest biotechnology conference ever held in Thailand. The conference, organised by Britain and two United Nations groups, will boost biotech for agriculture and promote experiments with genetically modified crops and food.
New Scientist May 12, 2001
ANYONE lucky enough to attend a function at the Royal Society in London will notice that lunch is served in a room with a prominent notice proclaiming: "We do not serve any food derived from genetically modified materials."
Does this represent an important shift in Royal Society policy? Readers will remember that not so long ago the society was involved in a high-profile exercise rejecting claims by Arpad Pusztai that genetically modified potatoes are harmful to rats. Do the learned fellows now know something the rest of us don't ?