Ag ProfessionalSenator Roberts introduces GMO labeling billBy Colleen Scherer (فبراير 22)

The legislation will establish a national framework that places standards in the hands of the U.S. Department of Agriculture and creates a campaign that will educate the public on both the safety of GMOs and on the way in which they can find out more about the foods they purchase…?The Senate Agriculture Committee is scheduled to mark-up the proposal Thursday, فبراير. 25. Click هنا to read the bill.

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Agri-PulseWashington Week Ahead: Roberts, Stabenow seek deal on biotech labelingBy Philip Brasher (فبراير 21)

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Grand Forks Herald (ن. Dakota) – Hoeven calls for nationwide GMO labeling standardsBy Sam Easter (فبراير 18)

“[US Senator John]?Hoeven responded to concerns that Vermont’s law may go into effect before federal legislators take action, adding he hopes Congress will pass a bill that standardizes GMO labeling?and one that makes labeling voluntary?in the next several weeks.

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المواد الغذائيةPlant scientists sign petition in support of GM tools (فبراير 19)

أكثر من 1,000 scientists from nonprofit, corporate, academic and private institutions agreed that public doubts about genetically modified (GM) food crops are hindering the nextGreen Revolution.

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بريد & وصي (S. أفريقيا) -?Forget organic extremists or pro-GM firms ? Africa needs to make own calls on biotechnology or risk losing big timeBy Samantha Spooner (فبراير 14)

“[تي]he world?s anti-GMO movement and subsequent campaign have created a restrictive climate for agricultural biotech innovations that could cost low and lower-middle-income nations..

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الفريك / تنزانيا ديلي نيوزGMO’s Crucial in Increasing Crop OutputBy Moses Matthew (فبراير 18)

“[أنا]nstead of focusing on rumors that discredit GMOs, it is prudent for governments to empower institutions to effectively check the safety standards of each product introduced on the market.

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Food Navigator Asia -?Scientists develop ?breakthrough? GM rice with increased iron and zinc?-?By RJ Whitehead (18 فبراير)

Rice scientists have made a ?breakthrough? in genetic crop development through a process of biofortification to increase iron and zinc levels in rice. Their discovery, the researchers say, will have a significant impact on the global fight against human micronutrient deficiency, أو ?الجوع الخفي?.”

دلتا مزرعة الصحافة, Farm Press Blog -?Monsanto fighting yet another battle against misinformationBy Forrest Laws (فبراير 16)

You don?t have to spend much time talking to friends in urban areas to learn their view of modern agriculture is often colored by what they see and hear from environmental activist groups.

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دي موين التسجيل -?ISU still plans GMO banana trial, despite controversyBy Tony Leys (فبراير 17)

?In Uganda and other African countries, vitamin A deficiency is a major contributor to deaths in childhood from infectious diseasesWouldn?t it be great if these bananas could prevent preschool kids from dying from diarrhea, malaria or measles??

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ISAAA Crop Biotech UpdateFarmer Leaders in Uganda Pledge Support for Agri Biotechnology (فبراير 17)

قراءة المزيد:? -?Narendra Modi lures farmers, يقول ?want to integrate technology in agriculture sector (فبراير 18)

Asserting that his government’s first aim was to win the trust of the farmers, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said his government wants to integrate technology in the agriculture sector for the farmerswelfare.

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تغذية المستكشف -?Climate change may alter growing conditions, feed crop yield and irrigation across the US?-?By Aerin Curtis (17 فبراير)

As changes to climate and growing conditions develop in the US, farmers will have to adapt to new scenarios, says Elizabeth Marshall, USDA economist.

طعام & Drink EuropeBakery veteran acquires stake in ?diabetic bread? biotech firm -?By RJ Whitehead (18-فبراير)

Meiert Grootes, chairman of Europe?s biggest supplier of speciality baking products, has acquired a stake in a Malaysian-Australian biotech firm that earlier this year launched ingredients to produce the world?s first clean-label, low-GI ?diabetic? white bread.

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التل -?Obama ‘cautiously optimisticon TPP trade dealBy Jordan Fabian (فبراير 22)

President Obama said he is ?cautiously optimistic? that Congress will pass his signature Pacific Rim trade deal, but he acknowledged opposition in both parties and election-year politics could stall the pact.

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Buenos Aires HeraldMercosur delays free-trade offer to EU (فبراير 19)

The Mercosur bloc is unlikely to exchange free-trade offers with the European Union (أنا) before March…?Officials are now promising the exchange will take place within the first half of the year.

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The G20 Trade Ministers Meeting will be held in Shanghai on July 9, 2016 todiscuss ways to boost trade and investment cooperation, a commerce official said Wednesday.?The two-day meeting will be held in advance of the G20 Hangzhou Summit, which is slated for Sept 4 و 5. China took over the G20 presidency in December last year.

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The Economic Times (الهند) -?Proposal for ratifying trade facilitation agreement of WTO approved by Cabinet (فبراير 18)

India has sought five years to make legislative changes required to implement the trade facilitation agreement of the World Trade Organization. The Union cabinet on Wednesday approved a proposal for notification of India’s commitments under the agreement.

ICTSD Bridges News?-?WTO Members Eye New Negotiating Landscape (فبراير 18)

Trade negotiators acknowledged that they were still struggling to find their bearings in this new negotiating landscape.

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Ghana Business NewsAfrican Experts Discuss Continental Free Trade Agreement (فبراير 11)

Experts from seven African regional economic commissions, AUC, AfDB, the UN Economic Commission for Africa, UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), academia, research institutions and civil society have met to discuss the possible structure and content of a Continental Free Trade Area agreement (CFTA).”

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euobserverEU urges US to ‘step upon free trade talksBy Peter Teffer (فبراير 16)

“…[تي]he US was struggling to get approval from Congress for another trade agreement, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). كنتيجة ل, there could be less urgency to close a deal with Europe.

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