JIRCAS joined the Thailand National Science and Technology Fair 2013 in Bangkok International Trade and Exhibition Centre (BITEC), Bangkok, Thailand, which was organized by the Ministry of Science and Technology, Royal Thai Government during 6 – 21 August 2013. JIRCAS has joined the fair every year since 2007.
In JIRCAS exhibition booth, tasting of functional food samples (Antioxidative cooked rice nuggets using vegetable cooking water) which were developed by the JIRCAS collaborative research project in Thailand (Advanced application of local food resources in Asia), attracted many visitors. During the 16 days period, around 1.10 million guests visited the fair.
On 6 August, Dr. Phiraphan Phalusuk, Minister of Science and Technology participated in the opening ceremony of the fair and visited the JIRCAS booth. We had an honor to have an opportunity to introduce JIRCAS research highlights in Thailand.