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التجارة, القضايا المتصلة بالتجارة:

Poll: Most Americans say that globalization is a positive and that free trade improves their livesWashington PostBy Adam Taylor (Sept 7)

حلقة الوصل:?https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2016/09/07/poll-most-americans-say-globalization-is-a-positive-and-free-trade-improves-their-lives/

شرق أفريقيا: EAC Heads Put Off EPA Signing for Three MonthsallAfrica.com / تنزانيا ديلي نيوز – By Katare Mbashiru (Sept 9)

حلقة الوصل:?http://allafrica.com/stories/201609090063.html

Merkel speaks out in favor of keeping TTIP negotiations goingDeutsch Welle (Sept 9)

Chancellor Merkel said the EU should continue negotiations with the United States on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). But doubts about the trade deal and resisitance against it are growing.

حلقة الوصل:?http://www.dw.com/en/merkel-speaks-out-in-favor-of-keeping-ttip-negotiations-going/a-19538183

Failure of TPP would damage US credibilityGlobal Times (الصين) -?By Robert A. Manning (Sept 11)

حلقة الوصل:?http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/1005898.shtml

الصين?s BRICS trade pact idea finds no takersThe Hindu (الهند) – By Arun S. (Sept 10)

حلقة الوصل:?http://www.thehindu.com/business/Industry/chinas-brics-trade-pact-idea-finds-no-takers/article9094805.ece

Foreign Minister Alan Duncan meets Argentine President for trade deal talksThe Telegraph (المملكة المتحدة) – By Laura Hughes (Sept 11)

حلقة الوصل:?http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/09/11/foreign-minister-alan-duncan-meets-argentine-president-for-trade-deal-talks/

TPP free trade signatories agree not to renegotiateBangkok Post (تايلاند) / Kyodo (اليابان) – (Sept 12)

حلقة الوصل:?http://www.bangkokpost.com/business/world/1084233/tpp-free-trade-signatories-agree-not-to-renegotiate

Trans-Pacific Partnership would give $4.3B boost to economy, federal study saysWinnipeg Free Press / The Canadian Press (Sept 9)

حلقة الوصل:?http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/canada/trans-pacific-partnership-would-give-43b-boost-to-economy-federal-study-says-392929231.html

?If beef is not included?, there won’t be no Mercosur-EU trade agreement, warns UruguayMercoPress (Sept 13)

“?If beef is not included, there won’t be any agreement?, said Uruguay’s foreign minister Rodolfo Nin Novoa in anticipation of next week’s meeting of European Union and Mercosur coordinators to adjust the list of goods and services the two blocks will formally exchange in mid October, the first formal meeting of its kind in fourteen years.

حلقة الوصل:?http://en.mercopress.com/2016/09/13/if-beef-is-not-included-there-won-t-be-no-mercosur-eu-trade-agreement-warns-uruguay

Obama Makes Last-Ditch Push for Vote on Trans-Pacific Partnership Trade Deal – وول ستريت جورنال – By William Mauldin (Sept 13)

Administration enlists business leaders in effort to win Republican support for a vote in ?lame duck? session

حلقة الوصل:?http://www.wsj.com/articles/obama-makes-last-ditch-push-for-vote-on-trans-pacific-partnership-trade-deal-1473804821

الامريكى. Announces Trade Case Against China Over Agriculture Products – وول ستريت جورنال – By William Mauldin (Sept 13)

Officials say China?s support for wheat, rice and corn growers has?hurt U.S. المزارعين”

حلقة الوصل:?http://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-announces-trade-case-against-china-over-agriculture-products-1473783354

US dairy groups gain international support to call out Canada?s dairy trade restrictions?- Dairy Reporter -?By Mary Ellen Shoup?(Sept 13)

Dairy organizations in the US, أستراليا, the EU, المكسيك, and New Zealand issued a joint letter to their respective trade and agriculture officials, expressingindignationabout Canada’s recent actions to deepen its restrictions on dairy trade.

A plea for science-based standards in TTIPEurActiv.comBy Barry Carpenter (Sept 13)

The EU?s preference for the ?precautionary principle? over science-based decision-making is a barrier to transatlantic trade in the meat industry. TTIP and regulatory convergence would benefit both EU and US farmers…”

حلقة الوصل:?http://www.euractiv.com/section/trade-society/opinion/a-plea-for-science-based-standards-in-ttip/

A Vote Against Trade Is a Vote Against Growth – وول ستريت جورنال – By John R. Kasich (Sept 15)

China and Russia want the U.S. out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership. لماذا ا? It will make us stronger.

حلقة الوصل:?http://www.wsj.com/articles/a-vote-against-trade-is-a-vote-against-growth-1473981566

BIOTECH, AG TECH, CROP PROTECTION, FOOD SECURITY, إلخ:

أفريقيا: Finding the Sweet Spot of Africa’s Agriculture – الفريك – Guest Column by Maria Andrade (سبتمبر 8)

حلقة الوصل:?http://allafrica.com/stories/201609080130.html

Could Genetically Modified Mosquitoes Save Hawaii’s Endangered Birds? – The New YorkerBy Michael Specter (Sept 9)

حلقة الوصل:?http://www.newyorker.com/news/daily-comment/could-genetically-modified-mosquitoes-save-hawaiis-endangered-birds

Africa Urged to Invest to Ensure Food SecurityThe East AfricanBy Allan Olingo (Sept 10)

Africa will require more than $400 billion in the next decade to be food secure, a feat it will have to work hard to achieve.

حلقة الوصل:?http://www.theeastafrican.co.ke/news/Africa-urged-to-invest-to-ensure-food-security-/2558-3376622-61gio3z/index.html

Nod on GM cotton field trials shifts focus to release of biotech maizeDaily Nation (كينيا) – By Gerald Andae (Sept 12)

حلقة الوصل:?http://www.nation.co.ke/business/996-3377528-format-xhtml-nvw0wc/index.html

One Year After, the Beating Continues -?Illumination blogBy Kevin Folta (Sept 10)

If you can’t argue the evidence, smear the scientist.

حلقة الوصل:?http://kfolta.blogspot.com/2016/09/one-year-after-beating-continues.html

Puzzle: What’s Gene Edited To Be Drought Resistant But Not A GMO? حبوب ذرة – علم 2.0 -?By Hank Campbell?(Sept 9)

Will environmental groups give up their war on science when the science is CRISPR and not a GMO? If you like to tofollow the money”, look at the $1,000,000,000 in annual revenue and you will know the answer.

حلقة الوصل:?http://www.science20.com/science_20/blog/puzzle_whats_gene_edited_to_be_drought_resistant_but_not_a_gmo_corn-180126

Rex Animal Health is using genomics to keep livestock healthyTechCrunchBy Lora Kolodny (Sept 13)

حلقة الوصل:?https://techcrunch.com/2016/09/12/rex-animal-health-is-using-genomics-to-keep-livestock-healthy/

Big Food’s biggest trend? Crusading against Big FoodThe Denver PostBy Candice Choi, وكالة انباء (Sept 12)

But some are positioning themselves as advocates for change before accomplishing some health goals, and skeptics say even well-intentioned marketing can be a disingenuous way to help people rationalize overeating.

حلقة الوصل:?http://www.denverpost.com/2016/09/12/big-foods-biggest-trend-crusading-against-big-food/

The Organic Gatorade Illusion – المحيط الأطلسي – By James Hamblin (Sept 12)

A new ?sports drink? stands to further confuse health-conscious consumers into buying sugar water.

حلقة الوصل:?http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2016/09/organic-gatorade-srsly/499154/

Making Africa?s women and youth drive agricultureSciDevNetBy Sam Otieno (Sept 9)

That Science, technology and innovation (STI) could help transform Africa?s agriculture is well appreciated by many people who have an interest in the continent?s sustainable development.

حلقة الوصل:?http://www.scidev.net/sub-saharan-africa/agriculture/scidev-net-at-large/africa-women-youth-drive-agriculture.html?mc_cid=045d207135&mc_eid=5139430f0d

Smarter Farming Could Cut Hunger in Drought-Hit Southern Africa – باحثون – رويترز – By Busani Bafana (Sept 15)

حلقة الوصل:?http://www.reuters.com/article/us-africa-farming-drought-idUSKCN11L1U8

سياسات, REGULATORY, INDUSTRY NEWS, إلخ:

Make AmericaPlate” مرة أخرى – National ReviewBy Julie Kelly (Sept 7)

Despite the foodies? lament about a broken food system, الولايات المتحدة. has the most affordable, accessible, and abundant food system in the world.

حلقة الوصل:?http://www.nationalreview.com/article/439851/foodies-farming-plate-of-the-union-wants-government-intervention-how-we-eat?

Sanderson Farms: judicious antibiotic use improves sustainability, animal welfare – تغذية المستكشف -?By Aerin Einstein-Curtis (Sept 8)

Feeding antibiotics selectively allows producers to be more sustainable and responsive to animal welfare, says Sanderson Farms.

USDA seeks public comments on GMO labeling regulations – المواد الغذائية (Sept 8)

حلقة الوصل:?http://feedstuffs.com/story-usda-seeks-public-comments-gmo-labeling-regulations-45-146375

More than half of pesticides used by California farmers are active ingredients approved for organic -? مشروع محو الأمية الوراثية – ?بواسطة?

Would it surprise you to know that many of the same pesticides are used by both conventional and organic farmers?”

حلقة الوصل:?https://www.geneticliteracyproject.org/2016/09/09/more-than-half-of-pesticides-used-by-california-farmers-are-active-ingredients-approved-for-organic/

Court Rules EPA Violated Farmer PrivacyAgWiredBy Cindy Zimmerman (Sept 12)

?وكالة حماية البيئة?s release of sensitive, private and personal materials on more than 100,000 farmers and ranchers was an outrageous abuse of its power and trust

حلقة الوصل:?http://agwired.com/2016/09/12/court-rules-epa-violated-farmer-privacy/

Hostility Towards Agri-Biotech MNCs, But What About Our Faults? – The QuintBy Vivan Fernandes (Sept 10)

حلقة الوصل:?https://www.thequint.com/opinion/2016/09/10/nastiness-towards-agri-biotech-mncs-what-about-our-shortcomings-monsanto-bt-cotton-gm-mustard-dupont

Bayer Said Close to Monsanto Tie-Up With Deal Seen Next Week – بلومبرغ – By Aaron Kirchfeld, Naomi Kresge (Sept 9)

Negotiations over $56 billion seed, pesticide deal progressing

حلقة الوصل:?http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-09-09/bayer-said-closer-to-winning-monsanto-with-deal-seen-next-week

Potash Corp, Agrium to merge to create $36 billion companyYahoo! Finance / رويترز (Sept 12)

حلقة الوصل:?http://finance.yahoo.com/news/agrium-potash-corp-merge-102026838.html

As the Pool of Agribusiness Giants Shrinks, Will Innovation Follow? – Stratfor, Analysis (Sept 8)

“[أنا]nnovation in traditional sectors will continuethe long-term effects of the industry’s big mergers may not all be bad

حلقة الوصل:?https://www.stratfor.com/analysis/pool-agribusiness-giants-shrinks-will-innovation-follow

EU Antitrust Regulator Suspends Dow-DuPont Merger Review – وول ستريت جورنال – By Natalia Drozdia (Sept 9)

The suspension will probably delay the EU?s investigation, throwing a wrench into the companies? previous plans to close the transaction before the end of the year.

حلقة الوصل:?http://www.wsj.com/articles/eu-antitrust-regulator-suspends-dow-dupont-merger-review-1473419724

Bayer signs deal worth close to $66 billion to buy MonsantoMSN / رويترز – By Greg Roumeliotis and Ludwig Burger (Sept 14)

Bayer’s move to combine its crop chemicals business, the world’s second largest after Syngenta AG, with Monsanto’s industry leading seeds business, is the latest in a series of major tie-ups in the agrochemicals sector.

حلقة الوصل:?http://www.msn.com/en-us/money/companies/bayer-signs-deal-worth-close-to-dollar66-billion-to-buy-monsanto/ar-BBw8vxK?ocid=iehp

رأي: Removing regulatory obstacles in agricultureAgri-PulseBy Daren Bakst (Sept 15)

Through what seems like an endless number of regulatory obstacles, the federal government is making agricultural production extremely difficult for farmers.

حلقة الوصل:?http://www.agri-pulse.com/Opinion-Removing-regulatory-obstacles-in-agriculture-09152016.asp

Canadian canola set to continue flow to China as regulatory change halted?- FeedNavigator -?By Aerin Einstein-Curtis (Sept 13)

Canadian canola can continue to be exported to China after a move to more stringent import regulations was delayed, says a Canola Council of Canada member.

Bayer Buys In to Monsanto?s Vision of High-Tech AgricultureMIT Technology Review -?بواسطة?Antonio Regalado?(Sept 15)

Will the proposed deal help feed the world, or will it just cut investment in farm R&د?”

حلقة الوصل:?https://www.technologyreview.com/s/602371/bayer-buys-in-to-monsantos-vision-of-high-tech-agriculture/