Interview with Jiamjit Boonsom of Boonsom Farm Spirulina

8​​​0-year-old Mrs. Jiamjit Boonsom and her husband have created the largest spirulina farm in southeast Asia, the 40,000 square meter Boonsom Farm.

In this interview, Mrs. Boonsom discusses her early career as a fish and plant biologist and how her study of plankton, plants and animals native to the Mekong River led to her learning of spirulina. As she began to grow it in her back yard, and then her sister-in-law’s back yard, she first gave it away to friends and relatives who noticed the surprising health benefits. She has participated in a long list of research studies especially focused on the effects spirulina has on viruses.

Now a booming family enterprise with over 80 employees and one that produces a number of products beyond the standard spirulina tablets, Boonsom Farm also enjoys a busy agrotourism business in order to expose as many people as possible to the many benefits of this healthful algae.

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