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GM crops: global socio-economic and environmental impacts 1996-2014

PG Economics Ltd,a specialist provider of advisory and consultancy services to agriculture and other natural resource-based industries based in the UK, has released its latest study. The press release dated May 31, highlights of the comprehensive review, and full report can be found here:

حلقة الوصل:http://www.pgeconomics.co.uk/page/42/global-economic-benefits-of-gm-crops-reach-$150-billion

التجارة:

EU and US trade sharp words on TTIPPolitico EUBy Ryan Heath (قد 31)

In testy exchange of emails, Commission warns US: Compromise or no deal in 2016.

حلقة الوصل:http://www.politico.eu/article/eu-and-u-s-trade-sharp-words-on-ttip-phil-hogan-anthony-gardner/

Malmstrm: No agreement this year doesnt mean death of TTIPPolitico EUBy Hans von der Burchard (قد 31)

Trade commissioner says length of potential delay impossible to say.

حلقة الوصل:http://www.politico.eu/article/cecilia-malmstrom-no-agreement-this-year-doesnt-mean-death-of-ttip/

China displaces America as worlds most attractive food export market- Food Navigator Asia -By RJ Whitehead (قد 30)

China is now the most attractive export market for food and beverage companies, according to an analysis by Deloitte and a Spanish business school that assesses destinations with the best business and export opportunities.

Russia to extend EU embargo until late 2017- Food Navigator -By Niamh Michail(قد 31)

Russias embargo of EU food products will be extended until the end of 2017 but the list of banned foods or countries affected will not change, according to a draft government decree.

Brexit ‘huge blowwarns ex-World Trade Organisation bossBBC NewsBy Harry Kretchmer (قد 30)

حلقة الوصل:http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-eu-referendum-36401578

See also:http://www.politico.eu/article/glyphosate-weedkiller-decision-adds-to-brexit-momentum-for-uk-farmers/

EU, Mexico to begin talks in June to update free trade pactFox News Latino / EFE (قد 30)

حلقة الوصل:http://latino.foxnews.com/latino/politics/2016/05/30/eu-mexico-to-begin-talks-in-june-to-update-free-trade-pact/

India in a tight spot at RCEP trade talksLivemintBy Asit Ranjan Mishra (قد 27)

Govt may come under pressure to raise tariff liberalization plan in next round of talks in Auckland next month

حلقة الوصل:http://www.livemint.com/Politics/XDgJczZ4ysDlrqBMD2OhtL/India-in-a-tight-spot-at-RCEP-trade-talks.html

Frustrated Juncker urges EU leaders to back TTIP trade talks – رويترز (قد 30)

حلقة الوصل:http://www.reuters.com/article/trade-ttip-eu-idUSL8N18R2CR

Geopolitics moves to center stage of Obama trade deal pushThe HillBy Vicki Needham (قد 30)

حلقة الوصل:http://thehill.com/policy/finance/trade/281496-geopolitics-moves-to-center-stage-of-obama-trade-deal-push

Russia-led economic bloc seeks trade deal with China – رويترز (قد 31)

حلقة الوصل:http://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-russia-china-trade-idUKKCN0YM29W

Thais ‘ready to join TPPBangkok Post (يونيو 1)

Good outweighs the bad, says Somkid

حلقة الوصل: http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/general/996517/thais-ready-to-join-tpp

US trade chief to skeptical France: US-EU deal not a threat – وكالة انباء (يونيو 1)

حلقة الوصل:http://bigstory.ap.org/article/3c659776cc90465eba8fa007ccd91efa/us-trade-chief-skeptical-france-us-eu-deal-not-threat

Trans-Pacific Partnership Supporters Pin Hopes on Lame-Duck VoteNew York TimesBy Jackie Calmes (يونيو 1)

حلقة الوصل:http://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/02/business/trans-pacific-partnership-supporters-pin-hopes-on-lame-duck-vote.html?_r=1

Growing European anti-trade movement threatens Canada-EU dealThe Globe and Mail (كندا) – By Paul Waldie (يونيو 1)

حلقة الوصل:http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/international-business/european-business/growing-european-anti-trade-movement-threatens-canada-eu-deal/article30229924/

The Food Babe Is A Bully And Cotton Incorporated Isn’t Going To Take It – Forbes.com – By Kavin Senapathy (قد 27)

“ال companys response to Food Babes blog post attacking cotton as the worlds dirtiest crop and cottonseed oil as a food additive was a refreshing change from food industry pandering.

حلقة الوصل:http://www.forbes.com/sites/kavinsenapathy/2016/05/27/the-food-babe-is-a-bully-cotton-incorporated-isnt-going-to-take-it/#6fcd0acc2291

Will microbes save agriculture?Los Angeles TimesBy Geoffrey Mohan (قد 28)

حلقة الوصل:http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-soil-microbes-20160527-snap-story.html

Science takes a back seat to fear-mongering about GMOs – دلتا مزرعة الصحافة – ByHembree Brandon in Farm Press Blog(قد 31)

حلقة الوصل:http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/science-takes-back-seat-fear-mongering-about-gmos

Potato farmers in Uganda demand local leaders to pass biotech and biosafety billCrop Biotech Update, Ishaaa (قد 25)

حلقة الوصل:http://www.isaaa.org/kc/cropbiotechupdate/article/default.asp?ID=14448

MPs oppose an EU Parliament proposed draft Bill on GM crops -The Star (كينيا) – بواسطة أجاثا شيء (قد 28)

“”This is very mischievous and it looks like it is intended to make Africa remain in subsistence farming,” said Serut a member of the agriculture committee.The bill has been drafted and sponsored by the Committee on Development in the EU parliament and it claims that the technology is not good for Africa.

حلقة الوصل:http://www.the-star.co.ke/news/2016/05/28/mps-oppose-an-eu-parliament-proposed-draft-bill-on-gm-crops_c1358906

MEPs tough anti-GM stance criticised by industry- Food Navigator -By David Burrows (يونيو 2)

The row over glyphosate continues to spill over into decisions relating to genetically modified (GM) crops after environment MEPs called on the European Commission to withdraw its authorisations for the use of a GM maize resistant to the weedkiller.

Organic growers report higher sales, low market penetration -Delta Farm PressBy Forrest Laws in Farm Press Blog (قد 27)

Environmentalists plan fierce battle against Bayer-Monsanto mergerDeutsche WelleBy Dave Keating (قد 31)

حلقة الوصل:http://www.dw.com/en/environmentalists-plan-fierce-battle-against-bayer-monsanto-merger/a-19296103

China unveils plan to cleanse contaminated soilFinancial Times (المملكة المتحدة) – By Lucy Hornby (يونيو 1)

Beijing hopes to make 90% of polluted agricultural land safely usable

حلقة الوصل:https://next.ft.com/content/673eaafc-27cb-11e6-8ba3-cdd781d02d89

Gluten-Free Water? A Fad Without a Grain of Sense – وول ستريت جورنال – Commentary by Sophie Egan (يونيو 1)

Almost a third of Americans avoid gluten. حول 1% of them actually have a medical need to.

حلقة الوصل:http://www.wsj.com/articles/gluten-free-water-a-fad-without-a-grain-of-sense-1464821351

REGULATORY, POLITICS:

Donald Trump sides with agriculture over environmentalists in California water clashLos Angeles TimesBy Michael Finnegan (قد 27)

حلقة الوصل:http://www.latimes.com/politics/la-na-trailguide-05272016-donald-trump-sides-with-agricu-1464378718-htmlstory.html

TranslatedNew European meeting on June 6 to decide the fate of glyphosateAgrisalon.com / AFP (فرنسا) (قد 28)

حلقة الوصل:http://www.agrisalon.com/actualites/2016/05/28/nouvelle-reunion-europeenne-le-6-juin-pour-trancher-le-sort-du-glyphosate

How German politics pushed Roundup into the weedsPolitico EuropeBy Giulia Paravicini (قد 30)

حلقة الوصل:http://www.politico.eu/article/how-german-politics-scuppered-commissions-glyphosate-plan/

The EPA vs. ScienceNational ReviewBy Julie Kelly (قد 31)

Why is the agency delaying a long-awaited report on a weed killer? Congress wants to know.

Read more at: http://www.nationalreview.com/article/435977/epa-roundup-report-delayed