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 (as the week progresses newly added items will be inأخضر في الجزء السفلي من أقسام). Be sure to check in regularly!


** تيم Burrack, GFN Vice Chair, has his recent column, Protectionism: the curse that keeps on taking, appear Sept 19 في The Hill, the Washington, DC based publication that is widely read among lawmakers and decision makers.


التجارة, القضايا المتصلة بالتجارة:

The Case for Trade, and Why American Leaders Need to Make ItHarvard Business ReviewByRobert B. Zoellick (Sept 19)

The loss of American trade leadership could hardly come at a worse time. In an era when monetary policy seems to have been stretched to the limit, and fiscal policies are constrained by debt and reluctance to spend, businesses and governments around the world need to reignite the spark of trade to fuel economic growth.

حلقة الوصل:https://hbr.org/2016/09/the-case-for-trade-and-why-american-leaders-need-to-make-it

Russia may appeal WTO ruling on EU pig and pork exports- GlobalMeatNews.com -By Eugene Vorotnikov, in Voronezh, روسيا; and Keith Nuthall (Sept 16)

By the end of this month (سبتمبر) the Russian government will appeal the recent ruling of the World Trade Organisation (منظمة التجارة العالمية) opposing Russias swine fever-related ban on European Union (EU) exports of pigs, pigmeat and related products, according to the Russian government.

نحن, EU set next round of trade talks for early OctoberThe HillBy Vickie Needham (Sept 15)

حلقة الوصل:http://thehill.com/business-a-lobbying/296240-us-eu-set-next-round-of-talks-for-early-october

Would Clinton or Trump flip-flop on trade in 2017? – Kansas City StarBy Rob Hotakainen (Sept 19)

For backers of international trade, ال 2016 presidential race carries little good news.

حلقة الوصل:http://www.kansascity.com/news/politics-government/article102778382.html

EU Official Says Trade Deal with Japan Is Still in the Works – ثروة / رويترز (Sept 20)

حلقة الوصل:http://fortune.com/2016/09/20/eu-japan-trade-agreement/

Germany’s Gabriel gets green light to support EU-Canada trade dealReuters -By Holger Hansen and Caroline Copley(Sept 20)

Germany appeared set on Monday to back an ambitious trade accord between the European Union and Canada…”

حلقة الوصل:http://uk.reuters.com/article/us-europe-trade-canada-germany-idUSKCN11P15O

Milton Friedmans Morals – وول ستريت جورنال – By William McGurn (Sept 19)

As Trump and Clinton bang the drums for tariffs and renegotiated deals, wheres the popular voice for trade?”

حلقة الوصل:http://www.wsj.com/articles/milton-friedmans-morals-1474329068

In China Beef Trade, الامريكى. Gain May Mean Australia Pain – وول ستريت جورنال – By Lucy Craymer (Sept 21)

“الامريكى. return to market spells trouble for Australia, already overtaken by Brazil as Chinas No. 1 beef supplier

حلقة الوصل:http://www.wsj.com/articles/in-china-beef-trade-u-s-gain-may-mean-australia-pain-1474447261

Who Hates Free Trade Treaties? Surprisingly, Not VotersNew York TimesBy Jackie Calmes (Sept 21)

ومع ذلك,The people who are opposed to trade agreements feel more passionately about it than the people who are supportive of them

حلقة الوصل:http://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/22/us/politics/who-hates-trade-treaties-surprisingly-not-voters.html?_r=0

Egypt Fungus Flipflop Has Wheat Market Saying You Go First – بلومبرغ (Sept 21)

For the second time this year, Egypt changed and then quickly reversed its import standards for wheat, leaving traders skeptical about doing business with the worlds largest buyer.

حلقة الوصل:http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-09-21/egypt-s-fungus-flipflop-has-wheat-traders-saying-you-go-first

Canada and China Will Enter Trade Talks, Justin Trudeau SaysNew York TimesBy Ian Austen (Sept 22)

حلقة الوصل:http://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/23/world/americas/canada-china-trade-justin-trudeau.html?_r=1

أوباما: Africa Wants Trade, Not AidVOABy Cindy Saine (Sept 21)

حلقة الوصل:http://www.voanews.com/a/obama-us-africa-forum/3519333.html

شرق أفريقيا: European MPs Warn EAC to Be Cautious On EU Trade Deal – الفريك / New Times (رواندا) – By Colins Mwai (Sept 23)

“…European Union had pushed a hard bargain in the deal largely by ‘arm twistingKenya which risked to lose access to the European market.

حلقة الوصل:http://allafrica.com/stories/201609230104.html

Austria, France to propose restarting EU-U.S. trade talks under new name – رويترز (Sept 23)

حلقة الوصل:http://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-eu-usa-ttip-austria-france-idUKKCN11T07Y



Fla. Reps. urging feds to use GMO mosquitoes in Zika fightNBC2 TV, FloridaBy Rachel Polansky (Sept 15)

“…61 Republican and Democratic Representatives have written a letter, urging federal officials to allow the use of genetically-modified mosquitoes to wipe out Zika-carrying mosquitoes.

حلقة الوصل:http://www.nbc-2.com/story/33106339/fla-reps-urging-feds-to-use-gmo-mosquitoes-in-zika-fight#.V-AEgCgrKhd

Public will overcome GMO fears when they realise benefitsUS expertNational Business Review (نيوزيلاندا) – By Fiona Rotherham (Sept 15)

حلقة الوصل:http://www.nbr.co.nz/article/public-will-overcome-gmo-fears-when-they-realise-benefits-us-expert-b-194274

The safety of genetically-modified crops is backed by scienceSouth China Morning PostBy Alex Lo (Sept 17)

Of all the genuine food scandals and crises around the world in the past two decades not a single one was GM-related

حلقة الوصل:http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/2020161/safety-genetically-modified-crops-backed-science

China to invest $450 billion modernizing agriculture by 2020 – رويترز (Sept 18)

حلقة الوصل:http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-agriculture-idUSKCN11O0MX

CRISPR Could Usher in a New Era of Delicious GMO FoodsThe AtlanticBy Sarah Zhang (Sept 19)

Can the gene editing technique redeem the reputation of engineered crops?”

حلقة الوصل:http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2016/09/gmo-food-crispr-cabbage/500528/

Mainstream media begin to note folly of anti-GMO hype – دلتا مزرعة الصحافة – By Hembree Brandon in Farm Press Blog (Sept 19)

حلقة الوصل:http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/mainstream-media-begin-note-folly-anti-gmo-hype

Quiet ‘GMOrevolution in the Third WorldThe Jakarta Post (إندونيسيا) – By Mark Lynas (Sept 20)

“…anti-GMO ideology embedded itself in the DNA of todays green movement, that leading voices are unable to admit to any success for the technology they have vilified for so long.

حلقة الوصل:http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2016/09/20/quiet-gmo-revolution-third-world.html

Largest-Ever Study of GM Crops Reveals Their Environmental ImpactsCrop Biotech Update, Ishaaa (Sept 21)

حلقة الوصل:http://www.isaaa.org/kc/cropbiotechupdate/article/default.asp?ID=14775

GMO food is safe, says Greenpeace co-founderAG WeekBy Jonathan Knutson (Sept 19)

حلقة الوصل:http://www.agweek.com/news/north-dakota/4118586-gmo-food-safe-says-greenpeace-co-founder

CRISPR gene edited cabbage grown and cooked for the first time- Food Navigator -By Natalie Morrison (Sept 22)

Cabbagesmodified with CRISPR-Cas9genetic scissorshave been harvested and cooked for what is believed to be the first time, Ume University says.

As a GMO Pillar Wobbles, Biotech Companies Promise New Insect-Killing GenesNPR, The SaltBy Dan Charles (Sept 22)

حلقة الوصل:http://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2016/09/22/495043248/as-a-gmo-pillar-wobbles-biotech-companies-promise-new-insect-killing-genes

Climate Change Threatens Worlds Coffee Supply, Report SaysNew York TimesBy Jonah Engel Bromwich (Sept 22)

In addition to the disappearing land on which to grow coffee, the report highlights the way warmer weather is exacerbating the threat of diseases like coffee rust and pests like the coffee berry borer…”

حلقة الوصل:http://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/23/science/climate-change-threatens-worlds-coffee-supply-report-says.html


EU approves Syngenta GM maize strains – رويترز (Sept 16)

Although authorized for food and feed, in practice the EU-approved GM strains are exclusively used in animal feed.

حلقة الوصل:http://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-gmo-syngenta-ag-idUSKCN11M11F

Who funds the grassroots anti-GMO movement? -

These people have an agenda, and the organic food industry actually spends $2.5 billionannually through 330 different organizations leading with fear to sell their products. Fear sells and marketers know it.

حلقة الوصل:https://www.geneticliteracyproject.org/2016/09/15/funds-grassroots-anti-gmo-movement/

Market will govern GM commercial timingFarm Weekly (أستراليا) – By Mal Gill (Sept 19)

حلقة الوصل:http://www.farmweekly.com.au/news/agriculture/agribusiness/general-news/market-will-govern-gm-commercial-timing/2753784.aspx

Bayers Monsanto Purchase Could Offset European Regulatory Concerns – وول ستريت جورنال – By Christopher Alessi (Sept 18)

Europe has banned genetically modified crops; next-generation technologies now subject to review

حلقة الوصل:http://www.wsj.com/articles/bayers-monsanto-purchase-could-offset-european-regulatory-concerns-1474206087

EPA Weighs In On Glyphosate, Says It Likely Doesn’t Cause CancerNPR, The SaltBy Dan Charles (Sept 16)

Glyphosate had been considered among the safest of herbicides.

حلقة الوصل:http://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2016/09/17/494301343/epa-weighs-in-on-glyphosate-says-it-doesnt-cause-cancer

Is your firm ready for 3 waves of disruptive food innovation?- Food Navigator -By Niamh Michail(Sept 16)

In the next 10 سنوات, the food industry will be profoundly changed by a series of disruptive innovations in three waves.Some say these entrepreneurswill save the planet, others believe they will destroy our relationship with food.I believe it is the only possible path,”saysCEO and co-founder of Reimagine Food Marius Robles.

Why the fight over the Bayer-Monsanto deal matters for the future of agricultureVoxBy Brad Plumer (Sept 20)

“…I thought Id pull out the strongest arguments from the pro- and anti-merger sides.

حلقة الوصل:http://www.vox.com/2016/9/20/12988616/bayer-monsanto-dupont-dow-agriculture-mergers-innovation

Clinton and Trump: Where they stand on agPrarie FarmerBy Holly Spangler and John Vogel (Sept 20)

“…we posed the following set of questions to both candidates, Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and Republican nominee Donald Trump.

حلقة الوصل:http://farmprogress.com/story-clinton-trump-where-stand-ag-8-146907

Mark Bittman’s Factually Challenged Column On GMOs In The New York Times – Forbes.com – By Henry I. Miller (Sept 21)

Elite foodies like Bittman are promoting labels as a kind of Trojan horse for getting more (و اكثر, and more) government intervention in our food system.

حلقة الوصل:http://www.forbes.com/sites/henrymiller/2016/09/21/bittman-ever-the-clown-still-isnt-funny/#528848503bfd

Mass Exodus Expected from Leading Organic Trade Group Over Controversial GMO LegislationOrganic AuthorityBy Jill Ettinger (Sept 22)

حلقة الوصل:http://www.organicauthority.com/mass-exodus-expected-from-leading-organic-trade-group-over-controversial-gmo-legislation/

How Hampton Creek Sold Silicon Valley on a Fake-Mayo MiracleBloomberg BusinessweekBy Olivia Zaleski, Peter Waldman and Ellen Huet (Sept 22)

With Just Mayo, Josh Tetrick wanted to build the first sustainable-food unicorn. He’ll need to fend off the feds first.

حلقة الوصل:https://www.bloomberg.com/features/2016-hampton-creek-just-mayo/