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On Tuesday, قد 17 The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine released an exhaustive report, Genetically Engineered Crops: Experiences and Prospects. ?Below are several articles based on the report:

  • Distinction Between Genetic Engineering and Conventional Plant Breeding Becoming Less Clear, Says New Report on GE Crops, The National Academies of Sciences
  • Genetically Engineered Crops Are Safe, Analysis Finds, The New York Times
  • Are GMO crops safe? Focus on the plant, not the process, scientists say, Washington Post
  • Report: GMO crops not harmful to humans, but weed resistance is a problem, Chicago Tribune
  • Study finds no adverse heath effects from genetically engineered crops, التل
  • Modified Crops Not Seen Adding to Human Health Risks, Study Says, بلومبرغ
  • الامريكى. panel releases consensus on genetically engineered crops, علم
  • National Academy of Sciences Report Finds no Food Safety or Human Health Impacts from GE Crops, CSPI
  • NAS GM crops report will ‘provide fodder for friends and foes of GE,’ says plant scientist, Food Navigator USA

التجارة:

Greece to block TTIP unless geographical indications are protectedEurActiv – بواسطة?Sarantis Michalopoulos (قد 13)

The Greek government is ready to veto the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) between the US and the EU unless it ensures increased protection for key agricultural?geographical indicators.

حلقة الوصل:?http://www.euractiv.com/section/trade-society/news/greece-to-block-ttip-unless-geographical-indications-are-protected/

TTIP trade deal under threat over the Feta factoreuronews (قد 16)

حلقة الوصل:?http://www.euronews.com/2016/05/16/ttip-trade-deal-under-threat-over-the-feta-factor/

Farmers need support to adapt to the TPP, say expertsViet Nam News (قد 14)

Experts said the most important thing at present was raising awareness of farmers about the opportunities and challenges of the TPP, so that they will aim to increase productivity and product quality.

حلقة الوصل:?http://vietnamnews.vn/society/296757/farmers-need-support-to-adapt-to-the-tpp-say-experts.html

Africa urged to dismantle trade, movement barriers to spur growthDaily Mail (المملكة المتحدة) / رويترز -?By Duncan Miriri and Clement Uwiringiyimana (قد 13)

حلقة الوصل:?http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/reuters/article-3589098/Africa-urged-dismantle-trade-movement-barriers-spur-growth.html

EU defends US free trade deal amid growing opposition – Livemint (الهند) / AFP (قد 13)

A historic free trade deal between Europe and the US could be reached if members states endorse it, says EU trade chief Cecilia Malmstroem

حلقة الوصل:?http://www.livemint.com/Politics/A7L6FihRkBikBDrBJK0TmL/EU-defends-US-free-trade-deal-amid-growing-opposition.html

أوباما?s Pivot to Asia Staggers as Trade Deal Stalls in Congress – بلومبرغ – By Angela Greiling Keane (قد 15)

Defense Secretary Ash Carter has said he would prefer the trade agreement over another carrier battle group in the Pacific.

حلقة الوصل:?http://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2016-05-15/obama-s-pivot-to-asia-staggers-as-trade-deal-stalls-in-congress

Trade policy issues are blurring old lines, turning politics in 2016 inside outKansas City StarBy Dave Helling (قد 14)

Candidates and voters in both major parties appear to be switching long-held positions on trade policy: Free-trade Republicans are becoming protectionist, while some Democrats are moving the opposite direction on exports and imports.

Read more here: http://www.kansascity.com/news/politics-government/article77675362.html#storylink=cpy

Millennials Get Free Trade, Why Doesn?t Anyone Else?Investor’s Business Daily, Editorial (قد 13)

A new survey shows that the so-called millennial generation is the only one that thinks free trade is a good thing. So why is it that both political parties are shunning this huge voting block?”

حلقة الوصل:?http://www.investors.com/politics/editorials/millennials-get-free-trade-why-doesnt-anyone-else/

Imports work for America – التل (مدونة) – By Steve Lamar, contributor (قد 13)

“للأسف, the American public knows little about U.S. واردات ? often overlooked in U.S. trade policy ? and the important role they play in our lives. Rather, lots of attention is devoted to U.S. exports and the jobs and opportunities they create

حلقة الوصل:?http://thehill.com/blogs/pundits-blog/finance/279788-imports-work-for-america

Why grain farmers support the TPP trade?deal – القومية للبريد (كندا) – By Levi Wood and Jim Wickett (قد 16)

There might be protectionist rhetoric coming from both political parties in the U.S. today, but that?s no reason for Canada to not move forward and lead on this critical issue.

حلقة الوصل:?http://news.nationalpost.com/full-comment/why-grain-farmers-support-the-tpp-trade-deal

**ملحوظة: Levi Wood is a member of the شبكة المزارعين العالمية

Cloak of Secrecy Fuels Anxiety Over Trans-Atlantic Trade TalksNew York TimesBy Celestine Bohlen (قد 16)

حلقة الوصل:?http://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/17/world/europe/ttip-eu-us-trade-deal.html

US beef arrives in South Africa?- GlobalMeatNews -?By Oscar Rousseau (قد 17)

The first shipment of US beef has arrived in South Africa, after an ?intense? and long-running trade dispute between both nations was resolved in January.

Govt says domestic agriculture to ?go on offensive? under TPPThe Japan News / Jiji Press (قد 17)

Japan will go on the offensive in the fields of agriculture, forestry and fisheries by taking advantage of the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade pact, a government white paper on agriculture said Tuesday.

حلقة الوصل:?http://the-japan-news.com/news/article/0002952327

Trade Is a National Security Imperative – وول ستريت جورنال – By Robert B. Zoellick (قد 16)

Abandoning the Pacific pact will tell America?s Asian allies that the U.S. is yielding to China. They will accommodate accordingly.

حلقة الوصل:?http://www.wsj.com/articles/trade-is-a-national-security-imperative-1463440063

Anti-trade rhetoric not denting U.S. trade chief’s hopes for TPP vote – رويترز – By Mitra Taj (قد 17)

حلقة الوصل:?http://www.reuters.com/article/us-trade-tpp-froman-idUSKCN0Y82PC

آخر:

Marketing Ploy May Mean Moving Ag Backwards?AgInfo.netBy KayDee Gilkey (قد 12)

We make all of these amazing innovations and then we preclude them from being used. This is not helping with overall food productions? footprint ? it is going the wrong way.?

حلقة الوصل:?http://www.aginfo.net/index.cfm/event/report/id/Open-Range-34051

The Meaninglessness of ‘Healthy’ طعام: Six Ways Labels Need to Change – بلومبرغ – بقلم دينا شانكر (قد 12)

حلقة الوصل:?http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-05-12/the-meaninglessness-of-healthy-food-six-ways-labels-need-to-change

The Harm in Blindly ?Going Gluten Free? – المحيط الأطلسي – By James Hamblin (قد 16)

حلقة الوصل:?http://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2016/05/celiac-vs-gluten/482676/

Zimbabwe DroughtFive Million Face Food Shortage – الفريك / Al Jazeera (قد 16)

حلقة الوصل:?http://allafrica.com/stories/201605170129.html

Lessons from fighting a drought – Livemint (الهند) – By NS Ramnath (قد 17)

Seven learnings on how droughts can be managed to take the sting out of the phenomena

حلقة الوصل:?http://www.livemint.com/Politics/HrOM4GiBI0vQJpCDfejhkN/Lessons-from-fighting-a-drought.html

**ملحوظة: V. Ravichandran in the article is a member of the Global Farmer Network?and recipient of the 2013 جائزة Kleckner.

REGULATORY, GOV’T:

EPA faces second U.S. lawmakers investigation into glyphosate review – رويترز – By P.J. Huffstutter (قد 13)

A second group of lawmakers is investigating the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (وكالة حماية البيئة) over its review of glyphosate, questioning why it withdrew a report that said the chemical in the world’s most widely used weed killer was likely not carcinogenic.

حلقة الوصل:?http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-glyphosate-epa-idUSKCN0Y42GV

Congress Questions EPA on Glyphosate, Atrazine – AgWeb – By Alison Rice (قد 13)

Members are also frustrated by the pace of EPA?s process. ?We are concerned that EPA has continually delayed its review of glyphosate,? the letter said.

حلقة الوصل:?http://www.agweb.com/article/congress-questions-epa-on-glyphosate-atrazine-naa-alison-rice/

Senate strengthens flood control, waterways infrastructure -?دلتا مزرعة الصحافة – بواسطة?Forrest Laws?(قد 13)

حلقة الوصل:?http://deltafarmpress.com/government/senate-strengthens-flood-control-waterways-infrastsructure

Judge strikes down GMO ban in Oregon?s Josephine CountyCapital PressBy Mateusz Perkowski (قد 16)

حلقة الوصل:?http://www.capitalpress.com/Oregon/20160516/judge-strikes-down-gmo-ban-in-oregons-josephine-county

Glyphosate is unlikely to cause cancer: WHO/FAO committee?- Food Navigator -?By Niamh Michail?(قد 17)

Monsanto Cancels Plan to Sell GMO Seed in Argentina – وول ستريت جورنال – By Jacob Bunge and Taos Turner (قد 17)

“[تي]he government?s actions were ?not consistent? with its past promises to support intellectual property rights and private agreements.

حلقة الوصل:?http://www.wsj.com/articles/monsanto-cancels-plan-to-sell-gmo-seed-in-argentina-1463523453

Argentine farmers urge gov’t to clinch GMO deal with Monsanto – سانت. Louis Post-DispatchBy Hugh Bronstein, رويترز (قد 18)

حلقة الوصل:?http://www.stltoday.com/business/local/article_04cdc8e2-ac23-550a-9315-6c6703106555.html

أخطاء, Bias And Conflicts Of Interest Make UN Agency Contender For Worst Regulator Ever – Forbes.com – By Henry I. Miller (قد 18)

Because of its [جلايوفوسات] association with genetic engineering, activists hate it and have long tried to raise safety concerns about the chemical.

حلقة الوصل:?http://www.forbes.com/sites/henrymiller/2016/05/18/bias-hidden-agendas-and-conflicts-of-interest-make-un-agency-contender-for-worst-regulator-ever/#565171bf609a

Stalemate at EU glyphosate talks, no vote taken?- تغذية المستكشف -?جين بيرن (قد 19)

The glyphosate dossier is to be handed over to the Commission, following on from the PAFF committee’s failure today to generate a vote on the controversial herbicide.

Health Canada and Canadian Food Inspection Agency approve AquAdvantage Salmon?Government of Canada (قد 19)

AquAdvantage Genetically Modified Salmon Found to be Safe as a Food and a Livestock Feed

حلقة الوصل:?http://news.gc.ca/web/article-en.do?mthd=index&crtr.page=2&nid=1068309

BIOTECH:

Mysuru institute tests GM, disease-resistant silkworms – اوقات الهند (قد 15)

According to a textile ministry document, the genetically modified wormscan prevent the losses caused by the Grasserie disease, which is responsible for up to 20% crop loss in silkworm”.”

حلقة الوصل:?http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/bengaluru/Mysuru-institute-tests-GM-disease-resistant-silkworms/articleshow/52274681.cms

Smart Farming report urges axing of biotech prohibitionsThe Land (أستراليا) – By Colin Bettles (قد 15)

The House of Representatives Agriculture and Industry Committee?س ?Smart Farming? report has recommended cutting duplicative State laws that frighten potential agricultural biotechnology investments and hinder farm productivity, by undermining federal food safety regulators.

حلقة الوصل:?http://www.theland.com.au/story/3908272/smart-farming-report-urges-axing-of-biotech-prohibitions/

Failed Greenpeace anti-GM campaign exposedThe Land (أستراليا) – By Colin Bettles (قد 15)

The activist incident was outlined in detail in a report handed down by the House of Representatives Environment Committee last week which recommended sanctions against groups listed for tax deductions that break the law repeatedly.

حلقة الوصل:?http://www.theland.com.au/story/3907598/failed-greenpeace-anti-gm-campaign-exposed/

Are there GMOs in our moon dust? Gwyneth Paltrow demands to know!GristBy Eve Andrews (قد 13)

حلقة الوصل:?http://grist.org/living/are-there-gmos-in-our-moon-dust-gwyneth-paltrow-demands-to-know/

GM potato field trials get the go-ahead – المزارعين أسبوعي (المملكة المتحدة) – By Johann Tasker (قد 12)

حلقة الوصل: http://www.fwi.co.uk/arable/gm-potato-field-trials-get-the-go-ahead.htm

National Academy of Sciences finds no evidence of GMO health effects?- سانت. Louis Post-DispatchBy Jacob Barker (قد 17)

One of the nation?s premier scientific bodies says it has found no evidence of adverse human health effects after 20 years of genetically-modified crop adoption.

حلقة الوصل:?http://www.stltoday.com/business/local/national-academy-of-sciences-finds-no-evidence-of-gmo-health/article_a7ffbe9a-5848-5826-aa28-6b75b3c947d2.html

Keeping My Farm Sustainable With GMO Crops – Forbes.com – By Gene Stoel (قد 17)

GMOs allow farmers to fight insects and weeds more effectively and enhance soil health.

حلقة الوصل:?http://www.forbes.com/sites/gmoanswers/2016/05/17/keeping-my-farm-sustainable-with-gmo-crops/#2cf202362c5c

Bt cotton adoption creates more employment opportunities in female laborers in PakistanCrop Biotech Update, Ishaaa (قد 18)

حلقة الوصل: ?http://www.isaaa.org/kc/cropbiotechupdate/article/default.asp?ID=14416

Taller, stronger rice plantThe Daily Star (بنغلاديش) – By Reaz Ahmed (قد 15)

Bangladeshi scientists develop 2 modern, high-yielding varieties that can withstand tidal surge

حلقة الوصل:?http://www.thedailystar.net/frontpage/taller-stronger-rice-plant-1224073

Mitch Daniels Takes on ‘Callous, Heartless and CruelAnti-GMO ActivistsNational ReviewBy Julie Kelly (قد 18)

?When you hold so many moral high cards on something that?s best for the environment and for humanity, you have to be willing to mix it up,? he told me. ?People with a direct self-interest are actively misinforming the public. We need to counter that in a more forceful way.?

حلقة الوصل:?http://www.nationalreview.com/article/435523/mitch-daniels-gmos-good

We must end our superstitious objections to genetically modified foodThe Telegraph (المملكة المتحدة) – By Juliet Samuel (قد 18)

“Where does modern corn on the cob come from? Well-informed diners will know the answer: Latin America. But what they probably don?t know is that it never grew there naturally. Humans created it.

حلقة الوصل:?http://www.telegraph.co.uk/opinion/2016/05/18/we-must-end-our-superstitious-objections-to-genetically-modified/

?GM crops ideal for drought-hit TS?The Hindu (الهند) (قد 19)

حلقة الوصل:?http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Hyderabad/gm-crops-ideal-for-droughthit-ts/article8618594.ece

Scientists refute the scaremongering about GMOs Washington Post, Editorial (قد 19)

“[تي]he National Academies…?authoritative نقل?refutes the counterproductive scaremongering from the anti-genetically-engineered side.

حلقة الوصل:?https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/scientists-refute-the-scaremongering-about-gmos/2016/05/19/47607924-1c7a-11e6-b6e0-c53b7ef63b45_story.html