أخبار البنود ذات الصلة في مجال التكنولوجيا الحيوية AG, trade and perhaps some other interesting items out there related to agriculture will be posted on this page throughout the week (newly added items will be in أخضر في الجزء السفلي من أقسام). Be sure to check in regularly!

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Bayer Makes $62 Billion Bid for MonsantoNasdaq / Dow Jones Business News (قد 23)

German pharmaceutical and chemicals giant Bayer AG on Monday said it made an all-cash offer to acquire Monsanto Co. إلى عن على $62 مليار, valuing the U.S. company at a substantial premium in a deal that would create the world’s largest agrochemicals company.

حلقة الوصل:http://www.nasdaq.com/article/bayer-makes-62-billion-bid-for-monsanto–5th-update-20160523-00739

Seedy business -Its eat or be eaten for the firms that make seeds and chemicals for farmers – الإيكونوميست (قد 21)

حلقة الوصل:http://www.economist.com/news/business/21699142-its-eat-or-be-eaten-firms-make-seeds-and-chemicals-farmers-seedy-business

Why the Trans-Pacific Partnership Will Be Obamas Greatest Foreign Policy AchievementTIMEBy Ian Bremmer (قد 23)

Bremmer argues the TPP could help set the rules of global trade in a way that will help Americans over the long term.

حلقة الوصل:http://time.com/4342247/trans-pacific-partnership-obama-asia-trip/

Cash for questions -Can freer trade soften Vietnams thuggish ways? – الإيكونوميست (قد 21)

حلقة الوصل:http://www.economist.com/news/asia/21699162-can-freer-trade-soften-vietnams-thuggish-ways-cash-questions

A lot of people want to restrict free trade. But that would have serious trade-offs.Washington Post, Monkey Cage blogBy Allison Carnegie (قد 23)

حلقة الوصل:https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/monkey-cage/wp/2016/05/23/restricting-trade-may-be-popular-but-it-would-have-many-bad-consequences/

More than ever, the world needs genetically modified cropsThe Globe and Mail (كندا) – By Doug Saunders (قد 21)

Small-hold farmers in the developing world are increasingly savvy, well-connected and modern.

حلقة الوصل:http://www.theglobeandmail.com/opinion/more-than-ever-the-world-needs-genetically-modified-crops/article30106286/

Editorial: Some answers and more questions about GMOsChicago Tribune (قد 20)

“[W]e don’t see how a basic “الكائنات المعدلة وراثيا” label will help consumers make truly informed purchases.

حلقة الوصل:http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/editorials/ct-gmo-food-safety-study-edit-0523-md-20160520-story.html

Why biotech crops are here to stayGMA (الفلبين) – By Regina Layug-Rosero (قد 20)

حلقة الوصل:http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/story/567061/scitech/science/why-biotech-crops-are-here-to-stay

EPA shifting from science to ‘public perceptionmodel on pesticides? – دلتا مزرعة الصحافة – By Forrest Laws (قد 19)

Farmers are losing crop protection chemicals at an alarming rate, often due to what are being called increasingly arbitrary decisions by the Environmental Protection Agency acting outside of FIFRA.
African beekeeping stops mites wiping out hivesSciDevNetBy Inga Vesper (قد 19)
Unlike Western beekeepers, African ones allow bees to abandon hives

Making Hens Cage-Free? Youll Shell Out for Eggs – وول ستريت جورنال – By Jayson Lusk (قد 18)

Massachusetts wants to ban so-called battery cages, but shoppers may resist paying for chicken amenities.

حلقة الوصل:http://www.wsj.com/articles/making-hens-cage-free-youll-shell-out-for-eggs-1463611041

الكائنات المعدلة وراثيا: A Sweet DebateDTN, Progressive FarmerBy Chris Clayton (قد 23)

Sugarbeets a Focus in Fight Over GMO Food Ingredient Labels

حلقة الوصل:https://www.dtnpf.com/agriculture/web/ag/news/article/2016/05/23/sugarbeets-focus-fight-gmo-food

Production of Coke halted in Venezuela for lack of sugar – رويترز (قد 24)

Venezuela is in the midst of a deep recession, and spontaneous demonstrations and looting have become more common amid worsening food shortages, frequent power cuts and the world’s highest inflation.

حلقة الوصل: http://www.reuters.com/article/us-coca-cola-venezuela-idUSKCN0YE2Q6

How Monsanto’s CEO Thinks We Can Feed the World – ثروة – By Beth Kowitt (قد 17)

حلقة الوصل:http://fortune.com/2016/05/17/monsanto-ceo-feeding-planet/

Farmers must lead GM debateThe Scottish FarmerBy Gordon Davidson (قد 22)

حلقة الوصل:http://www.thescottishfarmer.co.uk/news/farmers-must-lead-gm-debate.28837149 (registration required)

Royal Society calls for review of European GM banBBC NewsBy Pallab Ghosh (قد 24)

Prof Venki Ramakrishnan said the science of genetic modification had been misunderstood by the public and it was time to set the record straight.

حلقة الوصل:http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-36359682

The Observer view on the GM crops debateThe Observer (المملكة المتحدة) – Editorial (قد 21)

Europe can no longer turn its back on the benefits of genetically modified crops

حلقة الوصل: http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/may/22/observer-view-on-genetically-modified-gm-crops

In wake of National Academies GMO report, is public skepticism of biotech waning? – مشروع محو الأمية الوراثية – By David Zaruck (قد 24)

حلقة الوصل:https://www.geneticliteracyproject.org/2016/05/24/wake-national-academies-gmo-report-public-skepticism-biotech-waning/

Brazil’s new top diplomat shifts focus from ideology to trade – رويترز – By Anthony Boadle (قد 23)

Jose Serra’s first foreign visit to Argentina on Monday focused on restoring South America’s Mercosur customs union to its purpose as a free trade area, after Venezuela’s entry in 2012 turned it into a left-leaning political forum.

حلقة الوصل:http://www.reuters.com/article/us-brazil-politics-diplomacy-idUSKCN0YE0DN

Canada approves fishmeal and fish oil feed ingredients from biotech salmon- Feed Navigator -By Aerin Curtis (قد 24)

The AquAdvantage salmon developed by AquaBounty Technologies has been approved for use as a feed ingredient in Canada.

Cotton season may have forced delay in GM royalty capBusiness Standard (الهند) – byRajesh Bhayani & Sanjeeb Mukherjee(قد 24)

The government on March 18 had issued a notification capping royalties of GM cotton seed technology companies at 10% for the first five years

حلقة الوصل:http://www.business-standard.com/article/markets/cotton-season-may-have-forced-delay-in-gm-royalty-cap-116052400889_1.html

Public Perception of Farmers Still Highly Favorable AgWeb.comBy Ben Potter (قد 24)

حلقة الوصل:http://www.agweb.com/article/public-perception-of-farmers-still-highly-favorable-naa-ben-potter/

‘GMOLabeling: Good Intentions And Ignorance Can Yield Bad Outcomes – Forbes.com – By Henry I. Miller (قد 25)

حلقة الوصل:http://www.forbes.com/sites/henrymiller/2016/05/25/gmo-labeling-good-intentions-and-ignorance-can-yield-bad-outcomes/#5feb79515e7d

Time to end the fight over GMO labelingThe Hill, Congress BlogBy Elliot Entis (قد 24)

حلقة الوصل:http://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/politics/280928-time-to-end-the-fight-over-gmo-labeling

Kenya urged to speed up the commercialisation of GM foodsDaily Nation (كينيا) – By James Kariuki (قد 25)

حلقة الوصل:http://www.nation.co.ke/news/commercialise-of-GM-foods/-/1056/3217804/-/wjj7k9z/-/index.html

Notable & Quotable: How the EU Starves Africa – وول ستريت جورنال

The adoption of restrictive policies across Africa has been pursued under the pretext of protecting the environment and human health.

حلقة الوصل:http://www.wsj.com/articles/notable-quotable-how-the-eu-starves-africa-1464131490

Make farming a rewarding career for Africa’s youth -SciDevNetByFormer Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo (قد 25)

حلقة الوصل:http://www.scidev.net/global/farming/opinion/african-agriculture-achieve-its-potential-1.html

اليابان, EU to commit to concluding trade deal as soon as possibleThe Japan Times / Kyodo (قد 24)

حلقة الوصل:http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2016/05/24/national/politics-diplomacy/japan-eu-commit-concluding-trade-deal-soon-possible/#.V0cjmJErKhd

Why Do Some Continue to Deny the Evidence That GMOs Are Safe?Huffington PostBy David Ropeik (قد 23)

حلقة الوصل:http://www.huffingtonpost.com/david-ropeik/why-do-some-continue-to-d_b_10010492.html

اليابان, US reaffirm G-7 role in driving global economy – مراجعة آسيا نيكي (قد 26)

حلقة الوصل:http://asia.nikkei.com/Politics-Economy/International-Relations/Japan-US-reaffirm-G-7-role-in-driving-global-economy

Malawi’s seed sector calls on govt to adopt GM cropsCrop Biotech Update, Ishaaa (قد 25)

حلقة الوصل:http://www.isaaa.org/kc/cropbiotechupdate/article/default.asp?ID=14444

From hardy pigs to super-crops, gene editing poses new EU dilemma – رويترز – By Ben Hirschler (قد 26)

If Europedoes that [classifies gene-editing as GMO], I think they will probably send themselves into the stone age of agricultural biotechnology…”

حلقة الوصل:http://www.reuters.com/article/us-science-gene-editing-farming-idUSKCN0YH1FS