Lo­cal com­pa­nies to ex­hibit at Bangkok’s Or­ganic and Nat­u­ral Expo 2017

The Myanmar Times - Weekend - - News - TIN YADANARTUN tinyada­nar­tun@mm­times.com Ma Lay Lay Myint Ge­nius Shan High­lands Cof­fee

TWO Myan­mar or­ganic prod­ucts man­u­fac­tur­ers will par­tic­i­pate in the Or­ganic and Nat­u­ral Expo 2017 to be held at Queen Sirikit Na­tional Con­ven­tion Cen­ter in Bangkok next week. The Myan­mar-based Ge­nius Shan High­lands Cof­fee from Aung Nay Lin Htun Com­pany and Sein Le Oo’s or­ganic oys­ter mush­room from PGS Farm will dis­play their prod­ucts at the event hosted by Thai­land’s Min­istry of Com­merce start­ing on July 27.

Ma Lay Lay Myint, man­ag­ing di­rec­tor of Ge­nius Shan High­lands Cof­fee said, “This is the sec­ond time we ex­hibit our prod­ucts in an expo this year. We will show two kinds of or­ganic cof­fee prod­ucts; cof­fee bean and cof­fee pow­der.”

“We bought or­ganic cof­fee beans from only 50 se­lected farm­ers who grow chem­i­cal-free cof­fee plants in Ywar Ngan vil­lage in Shan State,” she said.

Ge­nius or­ganic cof­fee prod­ucts has ob­tained or­ganic cer­tifi­cate not only from the Myan­mar gov­ern­ment but also from the United States Depart­ment of Agri­cul­ture and the Euro­pean Union, Ma Lay Lay Myint added.

“Most Thai res­i­dents like to eat or­ganic prod­ucts and they visit the or­ganic expo. When we show or­ganic cof­fee in the expo, vis­i­tors will won­der how Myan­mar can pro­duce or­ganic cof­fee that even re­ceived or­ganic cer­tifi­cate from United States,” she said.

U Wann Tin, as­so­ciate gen­eral man­ager of Sein Le Oo or­ganic com­pany said, “We will show the or­ganic dried mush­room, fried mush­room and the pow­der of oys­ter mush­room and ear mush­room in the expo.”

“We will also show­case fried mushrooms, both sweet and spicy, and mush­room pow­der as re­place­ment for monosodium glu­ta­mate,” he said.

“We got the or­ganic cer­tifi­cate this year and we also par­tic­i­pated in Thaifex re­cently. This is the sec­ond time we ex­hibit our or­ganic mush­room prod­ucts in the in­ter­na­tional mar­ket this year,” he added.

Thai­land’s Or­ganic and Nat­u­ral Expo 2017 will host more than 200 ex­hibitors in a 10,000-square-me­ter ex­hi­bi­tion hall, show­cas­ing prod­ucts from ASEAN coun­tries, in­clud­ing those from Myan­mar, Cam­bo­dia, Laos, and Viet­nam.

The expo aims to raise the var­ie­ga­tion of na­tional and in­ter­na­tional cer­ti­fied prod­ucts, add value and ex­pand the mar­ket for the or­ganic sec­tor, ac­cord­ing to Thai­land’s Min­istry of Com­merce.

Among the prod­ucts that will be high­lighted at the expo are or­ganic in­stant curry paste, jas­berry rice, co­conut brown sugar, en­vi­ron­men­tally friendly con­tain­ers made from tapi­oca flour and spathe of be­tel nut. There will also be nat­u­ral prod­ucts for pets, such as sham­poo.

‘Most Thai res­i­dents like to eat or­ganic prod­ucts and they visit the or­ganic expo...’

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