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BIOTECH:

French court hands symbolic win to GMO maize supporters – رويترز (أبريل 15)

The court ruled on Friday that the decree from March 2014, which outlawed Monsanto’s MON 810 الذرة (حبوب ذرة), did not demonstrate serious health or environmental risks, as was required by European Union rules in order to withdraw a GMO crop already approved at EU level.

حلقة الوصل:?http://www.reuters.com/article/us-france-gmo-court-idUSKCN0XC1HZ

China to greatly expand GM crops – الموجة الألمانية (أبريل 14)

China intends to plant genetically modified crops on a very large scale in the coming years. The new policy follows a recent announcement that GM crop developer Syngenta will be taken over by a Chinese state-owned firm.

حلقة الوصل:?http://www.dw.com/en/china-to-greatly-expand-gm-crops/a-19185532

التكنولوجيا الحيوية: ?Don?t make restrictive bill?New Vision (أوغندا) – بقلم كريستوفر بندانا (أبريل 14)

?Prohibitive fines and punishment being suggested by some groups will deter innovation in the technology.

حلقة الوصل: http://www.newvision.co.ug/new_vision/news/1422166/biotechnology-restrictive

Solution to citrus greening crisis will be found, Ricke Kress saysSoutheast Farm PressBy Mike Wilson, Penton Ag (أبريل 12)

Citrus greening is a potential game-changer for consumers everywhere who love a tangy, sweet glass of orange juice each morning.

حلقة الوصل:?http://southeastfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/solution-citrus-greening-crisis-will-be-found-ricke-kress-says

Global Biotech Acreage: ?Grey Lady? Editors Miss the Forest for a TreeThe Innovation FilesBy L. Val Giddings (أبريل 13)

حلقة الوصل: http://www.innovationfiles.org/global-biotech-acreage-grey-lady-editors-miss-the-forest-for-a-tree/#sthash.LJqFTBZY.dpuf

Support For GMOs Rises With Education LevelHuffpost PoliticsBy Joseph Erbentraut (أبريل 13)

حلقة الوصل:?http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/gmo-poll-education_us_570ea20de4b0ffa5937e0124

What?s a GMO? Mushrooms, ?الجينات التحرير?, and a brave new world for regulators??- Food Navigator USA -?إلين واتسون?(أبريل 19)

News that non-browning mushrooms developed with a gene-editing tool called CRISPR/Cas9 would not be subject to regulation by USDA has prompted a fresh debate about what ?الكائنات المعدلة وراثيا? هم, and whether the regulatory framework governing biotech crops is fit for purpose.

Failure to use biotechnology hurting farmers, says reportDaily Nation (كينيا) (أبريل 18)

Agricultural produce and yields bound to improve if farmers use new and improved biotechnological tools.

حلقة الوصل:?http://www.nation.co.ke/business/seedsofgold/Biotechnology-farming-methods-increase-yields/-/2301238/3164406/-/qxjnya/-/index.html

Moving matches won?t help farmers, GM crops will – اوقات الهند – By SA Aiyar (أبريل 17)

Many farmers? organizations have long demanded the approval of genetically modified (GM) crops to raise yields. They have been opposed by various NGOs on pseudo-scientific grounds.

حلقة الوصل:?http://blogs.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Swaminomics/moving-matches-wont-help-farmers-gm-crops-will/

Anti-GMO vultures circle ISUQuad City TimesBy Jon Alexander, Editorial Page Editor (أبريل 19)

No group is more notorious in my line of work than militant vegans and the alarmists living on a strict diet of GMO red herrings. They’re the kings of turf, filing letters to the editor that are nothing but form drafts, written by some far-flung organization.

حلقة الوصل:?http://qctimes.com/news/opinion/editorial/columnists/jon-alexander/alexander-anti-gmo-vultures-circle-isu/article_532201e4-4aa6-5a52-8470-1a1a4e560230.html

Report: greening affects 90% of Florida?s citrus acreageThe PackerBy Doug Ohlemeier (أبريل 18)

حلقة الوصل:?http://www.thepacker.com/news/report-greening-affects-90-floridas-citrus-acreage

التكنولوجيا الحيوية, Africa’s Next Frontier – قيادة (نيجيريا) – By Nkechi Isaac (أبريل 19)

حلقة الوصل:?http://leadership.ng/news/519523/biotechnology-africas-next-frontier

Shoprite to import GMO foodDaily Mail (زامبيا) – (أبريل 19)

حلقة الوصل:?https://www.daily-mail.co.zm/?p=63757

FOOD, LABELING, آخر:

Special Report: How the World Health Organization’s cancer agency confuses consumers – رويترز – By Kate Kelland (أبريل 18)

Over four decades, a WHO research agency has assessed 989 substances and activities, ranging from arsenic to hairdressing, and found only one wasprobably notlikely to cause cancer in humans. It was an ingredient in nylon used in stretchy yoga pants and toothbrush bristles.

حلقة الوصل:?http://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-who-iarc-special-report-idUSKCN0XF0RF

‘Sustainabilityauthors show little understanding of real farm work – دلتا مزرعة الصحافة – By Forrest Laws in Farm Press Blog (أبريل 14)

“هناك?s a mindset in this country that seems to believe if we just turn back the clock on some of the breakthroughs of recent years, we can go back to a simpler time that, quite frankly, never existed or, where it did, wasn?t nearly as rosy as some imagine.

حلقة الوصل: http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/sustainability-authors-show-little-understanding-real-farm-work

Farm to FableTampa Bay TimesBy Laura Reiley (أبريل 13)

At Tampa Bay farm-to-table restaurants,?you?re being fed fiction

حلقة الوصل:?http://www.tampabay.com/projects/2016/food/farm-to-fable/restaurants/

Galvanising African Agriculture through Efficient Farm MechanisationAfrica OutlookBy Emily Jarvis (أبريل 8)

The Vision of the Future event, organised by Massey Ferguson, takes place in Lusaka, Zambia today; promising new ideas, new techniques and new thinking in Africa?s agricultural industry

حلقة الوصل:?http://www.africaoutlookmag.com/news/galvanising-african-agriculture-through-efficient-farm-mechanisation

Farm to Fable – جزء 2 Tampa Bay Times By Laura Reiley (أبريل 13)

Tampa Bay farmers markets are lacking in just one thing: Local farmers

حلقة الوصل:?http://www.tampabay.com/projects/2016/food/farm-to-fable/farmers-markets/

EWG?س “Dirty Dozenlist once inflammatory, now discreditedSoutheast Farm PressBy Alliance for Food and Farming (أبريل 15)

One of the main reasons for declining coverage of the ?dirty dozen? is not only are more reporters and bloggers reading the actual USDA report, but EWG?س ?قائمة? has been discredited by the scientific community.

حلقة الوصل:?http://southeastfarmpress.com/vegetables/ewg-s-dirty-dozen-list-once-inflammatory-now-discredited

**See Video by CropLife International – “Could You Eat 28,000 Strawberries in a Day?”

GMO labeling of food completely unnecessaryThe Detroit NewsBy Ryan Yonk and Jadyn Naylor (أبريل 19)

حلقة الوصل:?http://www.detroitnews.com/story/opinion/2016/04/19/gmo-labels-unnecessary/83266424/

The GMO Circus Comes To Congress And It’s Not Fun – Forbes.com – By Julie Kelly and Henry I. Miller (أبريل 20)

حلقة الوصل:?http://www.forbes.com/sites/henrymiller/2016/04/20/the-gmo-circus-comes-to-congress-its-not-entertaining/#4a56895799bf

Judge Says Lawsuit Accusing Chipotle of Deception Over GMOs Can Go Forward – وول ستريت جورنال – By Julie Jargon (أبريل 20)

حلقة الوصل:?http://www.wsj.com/articles/judge-says-lawsuit-accusing-chipotle-of-deception-over-gmos-can-go-forward-1461196491

Inside the Country’s Most Controversial CompanyMother JonesBy Tom Philpott (أبريل 20)

Altogether, it was an informative and provocative visit.

حلقة الوصل:?http://www.motherjones.com/tom-philpott/2016/04/what-i-learned-my-five-hour-tour-monsanto-hq

Kevin Folta reflects after winning Borlaug Ag Comm Award, year of attacks from anti-GMO activists – مشروع محو الأمية الوراثية – By Kevin Folta (أبريل 21)

حلقة الوصل:?https://www.geneticliteracyproject.org/2016/04/21/kevin-folta-reflects-winning-ag-comm-award-year-attacks-anti-gmo-activists/

التجارة:

أوروبا ?confident? on Mercosur deal amid beef row?– GlobalMeatNews.com -?By Oscar Rousseau (أبريل 18)

The European Commission has responded to criticism over its proposed deal with South American trade bloc Mercosur by claiming the outcome will have ?great economic benefit?.

Organic Feed Boom Means U.S. Cows Feast on Romanian Corn Instead – بلومبرغ – By Megan Durisin (أبريل 13)

Average yields for organic crops tend to be lower, و هناك?s increased risk of damage from pests, diseases and weeds. It also takes three years to transition from conventional crops to organic, during which costs will be higher and the harvested grain won?t command as much of a premium.

حلقة الوصل:?http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-04-13/organic-feed-boom-means-u-s-cows-feast-on-romanian-corn-instead

Obama on trade policy: ‘It’s either gonna be us or it’s gonna be ChinaYahoo! FinanceBy Nicole Sinclair (أبريل 15)

حلقة الوصل:?http://finance.yahoo.com/news/obama-trade-policy-TPP-china–204313583.html

Presidential election fact-free on trade but TPP will go ahead: US ChamberCNBCBy Saheli Roy Choundhury (أبريل 15)

The world’s biggest economy has plenty to gain from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), despite the anti-trade rhetoric dominating the U.S. presidential election campaign, according to a top executive at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

حلقة الوصل:?http://www.cnbc.com/2016/04/15/presidential-election-fact-free-on-trade-but-tpp-will-go-ahead-us-chamber-of-commerce.html

Free-trade pacts can enhance U.S. securityMinneapolis Star-TribuneBy Editorial Board (أبريل 14)

Diplomatic and defense leaders stress the importance of TPP and T-TIP.

حلقة الوصل:?http://www.startribune.com/free-trade-pacts-can-enhance-u-s-security/375774021/

Trade Matters In 2016; This May Help You Understand Why – الإذاعة الوطنية العامة – By Marilyn Geewax (أبريل 18)

حلقة الوصل:?http://www.npr.org/2016/04/18/473862097/trade-matters-in-2016-this-may-help-you-understand-why

France threatens halt to TTIP talks barring progress in coming months – رويترز – By Yves Clarisse and Emmanuel Jarry (أبريل 19)

حلقة الوصل:?http://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-trade-europe-usa-idUKKCN0XG2F5

Negroponte: TPP deal will pass despite campaign rhetoricCNBCBy Leslie Shaffer (أبريل 21)

حلقة الوصل:?http://www.cnbc.com/2016/04/21/john-negroponte-trans-pacific-partnership-deal-will-pass-despite-campaign-rhetoric.html