الشراكة عبر الباسفيك (برنامج النقاط التجارية) التي وقعت هذا الأسبوع في أوكلاند, نيوزيلندا وسوف ثم الانتقال إلى تصديق الأمم الشريكة فرادى اثنا عشر… ومع ذلك, أخبار الكبير في هذه اللحظة هو تشيمتشينا التي تتطلع إلى اقتناء سنجنتا. That and other news items of interests are below

الصين / سنجنتا:

بلومبرجChemChina Offers Over $43 Billion for Syngenta (فبراير 2 by Bloomberg News) – If completed, the deal would help Chairman Ren Jianxin transform ChemChina into the world’s biggest supplier of pesticides and agrochemicals, while snatching an asset coveted by St. Louis-based Monsanto Co. It also underscores the importance China attaches to owning seed and cropcare technology that can boost agricultural output and help feed the world’s biggest population.

نيو يورك تايمزSyngenta Board Seeks Approval of ChemChina’s $43 Billion Offer (فبراير 3 by Chad Bray and Amie Tsang) – “China is on the hunt for strategic resource deals to provide for the long-term security of its huge population.

ستراتفورHow Technology Might Reshape China’s Future (فبراير 2 by Rebecca Keller) – “There are two main drivers behind China’s emphasis on technology: national security and future export potential.

 

سلامة الأغذية / الأمن الغذائي:

تنقل المواد الغذائيةCould consumers see GM as an eco-friendly food choice? (فبراير 3 by Niamh Michail) – “Swedish researchers have suggested that food labelled both GM and eco-friendly may become commonplace in the futurebut is this an idea consumers will buy into?”

أخبار السلامة الغذائيةPublisher’s Platform: Could announcing July E. coli outbreak have prevented Chipotle’s fall (فبراير 3 by Bill Marler) – “[[شبوتل]] could be facing criminal charges, a stockholder’s lawsuit, and the lawsuits and probable lawsuits in multiple states from the nearly 500 customers from six foodborne illness outbreak in the last several months”…

البرامج المتكاملة, Inter Press ServiceRabbit Farming Now a Big Hit in Zimbabwe (فبراير 2 by Jeffrey Moyo) – “…Zimbabweans are turning to rabbit farming, which has continued to transform many lives economically.

طبيعةIndia needs home-grown GM food to stop starvation (يان 27 by Anurag Chaurasia).

The Yorkshire Post (المملكة المتحدة) – It’s 20 years since the first GM foodand Sheffield University wants to discover why there’s still scepticism (فبراير 2 by Arindam Reg).

 

Zika / GM mosquito:

Forbes.com Mosquito Wars Update: Would You Choose GMO ‘Mutants,’ Pesticides Or Dengue And Zika Viruses? (فبراير 1 by Judy Stone) – “There has been hysteria and misinformation in the press about “mutant” mosquitoes being unleashed causing the end of the world, so I want to counter misconceptions and debunk conspiracy theorists”…

 

التجارة / برنامج النقاط التجارية, Trans-Pacific Partnership:

رويترزMcConnell to Obama: I have ‘some problemswith Trans-Pacific Partnership (فبراير 2)

التلStaying on top with TPP (فبراير 3 by John Neuffer) – “The TPP is good for the semiconductor industry, the tech sector, the American economy, and the global economy…”