ملحوظة – news items of interest added on Apr 1 are in GREEN.

 

The Missing Monument on the National MallA Tribute to Norman Borlaug on His 102nd Birth Anniversary -?The Huffington PostBy Ambassador Kenneth M. كوين (مارس 23)

“…America, through its domestic farm efficiency and foreign assistance programs led ?the single greatest period of food production and hunger reduction in all human history.?

حلقة الوصل: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/kenneth-m-quinn/the-missing-monument-on-t_b_9526592.html

BIOTECH, FOOD LABELING

Sowing the Seeds of a Farm Boom in Africa – بلومبرغ – By Alan Bjerga (مارس 31)

Big Ag takes on problems like climate change and food spoilage.

حلقة الوصل:?http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-03-31/sowing-the-seeds-of-a-farm-boom-in-africa

Reaping The Numerous Benefits Of Biotechnology In NigeriaDaily Nigeria NewsBy Timothy Opaluwa (مارس 26)

Agricultural experts have identified application of modern biotechnology as a powerful tool in boosting food production in the country.

حلقة الوصل:?http://www.dailynigerianews.com/2016/03/26/reaping-the-numerous-benefits-of-biotechnology-in-nigeria/

Experts say fighting misperceptions about GE crops begins with educating publicCropProtectionNews (مارس 28)

حلقة الوصل:?http://cropprotectionnews.com/stories/510704055-experts-say-fighting-misperceptions-about-ge-crops-begins-with-educating-public

AU official hails Ugandan scientists on biotechNew Vision (أوغندا) -?بقلم كريستوفر بندانا (مارس 25)

حلقة الوصل: http://www.newvision.co.ug/new_vision/news/1420479/au-official-hails-ugandan-scientists-biotech#sthash.iZOwjUvQ.dpuf

A hungry world should look to GMOs – التل – By Former Rep. Charlie Stenholm (D-Texas) – مارس 29

The hungry of the world though, have a major problem. The so-calledenvironmental movementhas convinced the political leaders of the world that technology is bad, but neglect to present a sustainable alternative…”

حلقة الوصل:?http://thehill.com/blogs/pundits-blog/energy-environment/274523-a-hungry-world-should-look-to-gmos

These vitamin-fortified bananas might get you thinking differently about GMOsGristBy Nathanael Johnson (مارس 25)

Tackling this problem is important for environmental reasons as well as the obvious humanitarian ones…”

حلقة الوصل:?http://grist.org/science/these-vitamin-fortified-bananas-might-get-you-thinking-differently-about-gmos/

The organic industry?s GMO hoax – التل – By Amanda Zaluckyj (مارس 24)

The organic industry has taken a safe, effective technology and scared people into thinking it needs to be labeled.

حلقة الوصل: http://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/274069-the-organic-industrys-gmo-hoax

Label Thumpers – سليت – By Daniel Engber (مارس 27)

The GMO movement is about faith, not facts

حلقة الوصل:?http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and_science/science/2016/03/the_gmo_labeling_movement_is_about_faith_not_facts.html

Grassley: GMO labeling deal unlikely before summer – دي موين التسجيل – By Christopher Doering (مارس 22)

حلقة الوصل: http://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/money/2016/03/22/grassley-gmo-labeling-deal-unlikely-before-summer/82120088/

Big Food Caves to Tiny Vermont on GMO Labels Ahead of July Law – بلومبرغ – By Craig Giamonna and Alan Bjerga (مارس 23)

حلقة الوصل: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-03-23/big-food-caves-to-tiny-vermont-on-gmo-labels-ahead-of-july-law

CITRUS GREENING:

Is HLB close to making its San Joaquin Valley debut? – غرب مزرعة الصحافة – بواسطة تود Fitchette?(مارس 16)

حلقة الوصل: http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/hlb-close-making-its-san-joaquin-valley-debut

Citrus growers urged to make ACP ‘enemy number one -?غرب مزرعة الصحافة – بواسطة تود Fitchette?(مارس 16)

حلقة الوصل: http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/citrus-growers-urged-make-acp-enemy-number-one

التجارة:

Lee Hsien Loong?s American Exceptionalism – وول ستريت جورنال – By William McGurn (مارس 31)

“سنغافورة?s prime minister says the U.S. might be roiled by politics, but its leadership on trade and security is indispensable.

حلقة الوصل:?http://www.wsj.com/articles/lee-hsien-loongs-american-exceptionalism-1459464855#livefyre-comment

تجارة, at what price? – الإيكونوميست (أبريل 2 edition)

America?s economy benefits hugely from trade. But its costs have been amplified by policy failures

حلقة الوصل:?http://www.economist.com/news/united-states/21695855-americas-economy-benefits-hugely-trade-its-costs-have-been-amplified-policy

European Trade Head Optimistic on TTIP ProgressGlobalTradeBy Michael White (مارس 30)

Despite the heated anti-free trade rhetoric from both Republican and Democratic presidential aspirants, negotiations to forge a sweeping U.S.-European free trade deal by the end of this year are advancing, at least from the European Union perspective.

حلقة الوصل:?http://www.globaltrademag.com/global-trade-daily/news/european-trade-head-optimistic-on-ttip-progress

Campaign Trade Wars The New YorkerBy William Finnegan (مارس 30)

The loud, often incoherent debate about foreign trade hit a new volume level this week as the Presidential campaign arrived in Wisconsin for the April 5th primary there…”

حلقة الوصل:?http://www.newyorker.com/news/daily-comment/campaign-trade-wars

White House says U.S. leadership, prestige at stake in debate over Pacific Rim trade deal Washington PostBy David Nakamura (مارس 29)

The Obama administration is fighting back against an anti-free trade mood on the 2016 campaign trail, arguing that the United Statescredibility and prestige in Asia is at stake in the debate over a Pacific Rim trade deal that the president has made a top priority in his final year.

حلقة الوصل:?https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/wp/2016/03/29/white-house-u-s-leadership-prestige-at-stake-in-debate-over-pacific-rim-trade-deal/

Free-Trade Opposition Unites Political Parties in Bloomberg Poll – بلومبرغ السياسة – By John McCormick and Terrence Dopp (مارس 24)

A stunning rejection of what was a postwar cornerstone of American economic and foreign policies reverberates again and again in the answers to the poll?s questions.

حلقة الوصل:?http://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2016-03-24/free-trade-opposition-unites-political-parties-in-bloomberg-poll

Uruguay to promote Mercosur-China FTA: FMXinhua/New China (مارس 28)

“”We want to get closer to China, because it is the main business partner to all Mercosur countries,” Nin Novoa told the Senate’s International Affairs Committee, according to local newspaper El Observador.

حلقة الوصل:?http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2016-03/28/c_135227757.htm

Egypt wheat row turns toxic?Food Navigator -?By Will Chu (22 مارس)

مصر?s wheat import dispute continues, with mixed messages on fungal infection rates sparking panic about cancer-causing bread, as a currency devaluation puts strain on food prices.

أوباما, Argentinian President Macri consider free tradeUPI.com -?By Andrew V. Pestano?(مارس 23)

حلقة الوصل: http://www.upi.com/Top_News/World-News/2016/03/23/Obama-Argentinian-President-Macri-consider-free-trade/8121458727936/

Obama declares ‘new dayin US-Cuba ties and offers to end trade embargoInternational Business Times – بواسطة?Vasudevan Sridharan (مارس 22)

حلقة الوصل: http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/obama-declares-new-day-us-cuba-ties-offers-end-trade-embargo-1550883

 

REGULATORY:

US invests in nanotechnology for food safety?– GlobalMeatNews.com -?By Oscar Rousseau (1-أبريل)

The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced plans to pump millions into researching ways nanotechnology can be used to improve food safety.

http://www.croplifeamerica.org/epas-violation-of-its-own-process-and-politicalization-of-decision-making-threatens-farmers-ability-to-effectively-control-pests/

http://farmfutures.com/blogs-fifra-treated-seed-exemption-challenged-court-10760

http://www.globalmeatnews.com/Safety-Legislation/US-plans-to-modernise-meat-inspection/

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-grains-regulation-idUSKCN0WQ013