Do you agree with civic groups who say the US proposed free-trade agreement could harm local bio-diversity / limit access to patented drugs? Critics say the agreement requires partners to patent bio-varieties for US benefit.

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Do you agree with civic groups who say the US proposed free-trade agreement could harm local bio-diversity / limit access to patented drugs? Critics say the agreement requires partners to patent bio-varieties for US benefit.

Do you agree with civic groups who say the US proposed free-trade agreement could harm local bio-diversity / limit access to patented drugs?  Critics say the agreement  requires partners to patent bio-varieties for US benefit.

  • Start date:Nov 15, 2012
  • End date:Nov 16, 2012
  • Voters: 2,803 times
  • Yes
    49.3%
  • No
    50.1%
  • I'm not familiar with the issue
    0.6%

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  • Discussion 4 : 16 Nov 2012 at 23.094

    Obama suggesting trade agreements, Obama suggesting NASA base etc. So is this for the bigger benefit of the U.S. Yes and WHAT'S WRONG with that. As the President of the U.S, he is working to better his country and the life of his people. What IS WRONG is our Thai officials including politicians hoping to get personal benefit for themselves, their relatives and their BIG brother abroad. We are shameless. If we thought like Obama and worked strictly for our country, Thailand would be far better.

  • Discussion 3 : 15 Nov 2012 at 08.413

    It’s very easy: The USA would not want to have a free trade agreement with Thailand if the US government, in the interest of the US industries, would not think they would profit from it. The US is not doing this to help Thailand, they do it for their own profit. But this is understandable from their point of view.
    Sure, Thailand will also profit from an FTA in some way but in other ways it will be bad for Thailand. And this question points to the possible bad parts for Thailand and its people.

  • Discussion 2 : 15 Nov 2012 at 07.562

    Yes - this is a very loaded question designed to make the TPP look bad. Those who portray it as bad are likely more concerned on how it will affect their 'tea' income & expenses than how it will affect Thailand itself.

    There are good and bad with FTA and having lived through the North American FTA, I believe there is far more good that comes from it than bad. It will require more openness, transparency & integrity in government in order to join and to function properly - which is why Thailand will fail to join.

  • Discussion 1 : 15 Nov 2012 at 06.221

    This is a loaded question, which is clearly designed to get a particular answer.

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