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Incidentally, where does the 48% of food GDP figure come from ? That seems suspect, unless of course they count every bit of processed food with at least a trace of sugar added.
Global demand for sugar is huge, both for consumption directly and as an additive in a wide range of industries, including soft drinks, processed-milk products (milk, butter, yoghurt, etc.), sweets, baked goods and the list goes on and on.
The 48% of food GDP figure I provided was reported in the August, 2019 Bangkok Post (see paragraphs 9-10 in link below)
https://www.bangkokpost.com/business/17 ... bt-payment
A more comprehensive look at the overall picture of Thailand's GDP is in Thailand Industrial 2018-2020 Outlook Report. See link below:
https://www.krungsri.com/bank/getmedia/ ... 18_EN.aspx
I agree that cane burning has to stop. I also agree that bad emissions from road vehicles has to stop. If the manufacturing company's in Thailand apply the same level of control over their emissions that the farmers and vehicle owners do, we're all in trouble. Nobody controls or maintains anything over here. The one exception would be the farang population IMO, who, for the most part, maintain their vehicles, and they don't burn anything. Now we're talking about cultural transformation which could take decades.