Govt wants to sell all old rice

Govt wants to sell all old rice

Govt wants to sell all old rice
Phumtham: ‘ Better than letting it perish’

Phumtham Wechayachai, deputy prime minister, and commerce secretary, made it clear on Monday that the government wants to sell the next stocks of decade-old corn so that the profit is refunded to the state.

Mr. Phumtham stated on Instagram on Monday that he wants to sell the grain leftover from the contentious rice-pledging initiative of former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra’s administration so that the government is at least make money.

” It is better than leaving the grain to perish to no price”, he wrote.

His website affirmation stated that the Commerce Ministry was unable to provide instructions on how to use the rice to any winning private company.

He stated in his article that,” as far as I know, there are some wheat exporters with markets in South Africa who are interested in buying the wheat for the production of beer.”

Mr. Phumtham reacted to issues about aflatoxins in decade-old wheat, which could lead to cancer, by saying that it would be safe to eat the corn if the quality of the rice was improved using modern technology.

” I intend to carry out my work for the benefit of the country, but my great purpose is misunderstood”, he said in his blog.

Sutin Klungsang, the minister of defense, denied a report that his organization would provide food for military using the decade-old grain. He addressed the audience in Phetchaburi while he was visiting the 15th Martial Group.

Mr. Sutin assured the new recruits that every man would receive high-quality food in a talk to them.

” Sleep assured that there will be no awful- quality rice”, he said.

Prior to this, Srettha Thavisin, the prime minister, stated that the government would take samples of the decade-old corn for laboratory tests to ensure its health.

To quell social media rumors that the grain is unsafe to eat or sell, government spokeswoman Chai Wacharonke recently stated that the Department of Medical Sciences may be contacted to schedule tests on the grain in Surin warehouses.

Weerachai Phutdhawong, a well-known natural science pro who was asked by a media channel to analyze samples taken from Surin, has now claimed to have discovered aflatoxins on the grain.

A higher risk of liver cancer has been linked to aflatoxins.