أخبار البنود ذات الصلة في مجال التكنولوجيا الحيوية AG, تجارة ? وربما بعض العناصر الأخرى المثيرة للاهتمام المتعلقة بالزراعة ? will be posted on this page throughout the week (as the week progresses newly added items will be in?أخضر في الجزء السفلي من أقسام). ?Be sure to check in regularly!

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IR8: The miracle rice which saved millions of livesBBCBy Justin Rowlatt (ديسمبر 1)

The Indian Agriculture Minister, Shri Sudarshan Bhagat, opened the event, describing the introduction of IR8 asa great moment in India’s history”.”

حلقة الوصل:?http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-38156350

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Ok, here’s an interesting news item to point out

A radioactive berry-picking boom outside ChernobylCNBC.comBy Robert Ferris (نوفمبر 30)

“[تي]he berries can be labeled organic, since radioactivity is not covered under common organic designations.

حلقة الوصل: http://www.cnbc.com/2016/11/30/a-radioactive-berry-picking-boom-outside-chernobyl.html

التجارة, القضايا المتصلة بالتجارة:

President-elect Trump proves a quick study ? Now he needs a lesson on TPP – التل – By Evan Berquist (نوفمبر 27)

حلقة الوصل:?http://thehill.com/blogs/pundits-blog/international-affairs/307474-as-president-elect-trump-proves-a-quick-study-now-he

China Cites ?The Art of War? as Trump Signals Trade Battle – بلومبرغ (نوفمبر 27)

حلقة الوصل: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-11-28/china-turns-to-the-art-of-war-as-trump-signals-battle-on-trade?

Trump’s TPP withdrawal gives China chance to redraw trade mapChannel NewsAsia / AFP (نوفمبر 24)

حلقة الوصل:?http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/business/trump-s-tpp-withdrawal-gives-china-chance-to-redraw-trade-map/3314676.html

ورقة رابحة: US to Withdraw From Trans-Pacific Trade DealVoice of America (نوفمبر 22)

حلقة الوصل:?http://learningenglish.voanews.com/a/trump-withdraw-trans-pacific-trade-deal-obama-abe-japan/3607435.html

The collapse of the Trans-Pacific Partnership – الإيكونوميست (نوفمبر 23)

Even if the TPP failed to live up to their lofty rhetoric, it did break new ground…”

حلقة الوصل:?http://www.economist.com/blogs/economist-explains/2016/11/economist-explains-14

Rabobank says world dairy trade still has issues?- Daily ReporterBy Jim Cornall?(نوفمبر 23)

Rabobank says that the trade in dairy products has suffered some big blows in the past three years, and that there are still challenges ahead.

Trade not so much about tariffs anymore, says NZ Trade Minister Todd McClayStuff (نيوزيلاندا) – By Tom Pullar-Strecker (نوفمبر 27)

Trade Minister Todd McClay is promising to bring a new more open style to trade policy as he attempts to press the case for?free trade in the post-Trump and Brexit era.

حلقة الوصل:?http://www.stuff.co.nz/business/industries/86813745/trade-not-so-much-about-tariffs-anymore-says-trade-minister-todd-mcclay

ورقة رابحة, الصين, And The ‘Deglobalization’ تجارة – Forbes.com – By Kenneth Rapoza (نوفمبر 23)

حلقة الوصل:?http://www.forbes.com/sites/kenrapoza/2016/11/23/trump-china-and-the-deglobalization-trade/#41928f8a2fe4

DG Azev?do: ?We must ensure that the gains of trade are better shared across society? – منظمة التجارة العالمية, منظمة التجارة العالمية (نوفمبر 28)

حلقة الوصل:?https://www.wto.org/english/news_e/spra_e/spra148_e.htm

Japan not ready to abandon TPP, waits to deal directly with CanadaThe Global and Mail (كندا) – By Mike Blanchfield (نوفمبر 28)

حلقة الوصل:?http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/economy/japan-not-ready-to-abandon-tpp-waits-to-deal-directly-with-canada/article33077632/

?Modernize? نافتا, المكسيك?s new ambassador to US says in TucsonArizona Daily StarBy Gabriela Rico (نوفمبر 29)

حلقة الوصل:?http://tucson.com/business/tucson/mexican-ambassador-to-us-says-modernizing-nafta-necessary/article_50042c97-9ded-50b1-86ba-12c76659ebdf.html

How to Get the Trans-Pacific Partnership Through the Lame-DuckThe National InterestBy John O’Brien (نوفمبر 30)

Leaving the harmed segments of society on their own while forsaking trade agreements benefits no one.

حلقة الوصل:?http://nationalinterest.org/feature/how-get-the-trans-pacific-partnership-through-the-lame-duck-18547

?The Mother of All Deals?: Abe Could Gift Trump a Trade PactThe DiplomatBy Anthony Fensom (نوفمبر 3)

حلقة الوصل:?http://thediplomat.com/2016/11/the-mother-of-all-deals-abe-could-gift-trump-a-trade-pact/

اي جي, AG TECH, إنتاج, القضايا ذات الصلة:

Drought-resistant grass to spur milk productionSciDevNet ?- By Baraka Rateng’ (نوفمبر 22)

Struggling East African dairy farmers could benefit from new varieties of high-quality, drought-resistant forage grass known as Brachiaria that boosts milk production by 40 per cent

حلقة الوصل:?http://www.scidev.net/global/livestock/news/drought-resistant-grass-milk-production-CIAT.html

NZ Scientists Develop GE Ryegrass for Healthier AnimalsCrop Biotech Update, Ishaaa (نوفمبر 23)

حلقة الوصل:?http://www.isaaa.org/kc/cropbiotechupdate/article/default.asp?ID=14961

Can GMOs save the wild American chestnut tree? – North County Public RadioBy Ellen Abbott (نوفمبر 24)

This is going to be the first genetically modified organism that’s made for restoration of a natural ecosystem, as opposed to crop plants, or food production…”

حلقة الوصل:?http://www.northcountrypublicradio.org/news/story/32977/20161124/can-gmos-save-the-wild-american-chestnut-tree

Ethiopia to commercialize Bt cotton in two yearsAfrica Business CommunitiesBy Bob Koigi (نوفمبر 25)

حلقة الوصل:?http://africabusinesscommunities.com/news/ethiopia-to-commercialize-bt-cotton-in-two-years.html

How Gene Editing Will Change AgricultureSuccessful FarmingBy Betsy Freese (نوفمبر 22)

Don?t want to have to dehorn your dairy cattle? هناك?s an option for that.?In crops, the technology has the potential to improve drought tolerance, eliminate diseases, increase yields, and much more.

حلقة الوصل: ?http://www.agriculture.com/technology/how-gene-editing-will-change-agriculture

This is What a Climate-smart Farm Looks Like – ناشيونال جيوغرافيك, VoicesBy Tim McDonnell (نوفمبر 23)

How One Kenyan Farmer Went From ?Nothing? to the Envy of the Neighborhood

حلقة الوصل:?http://voices.nationalgeographic.com/2016/11/23/this-is-what-a-climate-smart-farm-looks-like/

GMOs Have Had A Good 2016, But Teachable Moments Lie Ahead – Forbes.com – By Joseph Clayton (نوفمبر 30)

حلقة الوصل:?http://www.forbes.com/sites/gmoanswers/2016/11/30/gmos-had-a-good-2016/#3a0ba9715ad1

Nestl? develops natural method to cut sugar in chocolate by 40%?- Food Navigator USA – By Oliver Nieburg?(ديسمبر 1)

Nestl? plans to introduce a faster-dissolving sugar across some of its confectionery range from 2018.

The appliance of agricultural scienceFinancial Times (المملكة المتحدة) – By Scheherazade Daneshkhu (نوفمبر 29)

Businesses are pushing futuristic schemes to help feed the world

حلقة الوصل:?https://www.ft.com/content/80bea758-a691-11e6-8898-79a99e2a4de6

Genetically Modified Pigs Could Ease Organ Shortage – وول ستريت جورنال – By Amy Dockser Marcus (ديسمبر 1)

Researchers breed animals whose organs may be compatible with humans

حلقة الوصل:?http://www.wsj.com/articles/potent-fix-for-transplant-shortage-genetically-modified-pigs-1480604400

REGULATORY, سياسات, النشاط, القضايا ذات الصلة:

I’m A Liberal And I’m Sick Of Anti-GMO Groups Exploiting Fear Of Donald Trump – Forbes.com – By Kavin Senapathy (نوفمبر 23)

“[U]sing fear of Donald Trump to get donors to pitch in $140 or more for an EWG gift box with organic dish towels and a ?Modern Sprout self-watering basil herb kit (featured on Oprah?س ?favorite things? list last year!)? يكون, dare I say, deplorable.

حلقة الوصل:?http://www.forbes.com/sites/kavinsenapathy/2016/11/23/im-a-liberal-and-im-sick-of-anti-gmo-groups-exploiting-fear-of-donald-trump/#2c4046325b45

Overly Cautious and UnscientificSlate.com -??

“[أنا]t becomes almost impossible for an ordinary citizen to distinguish truth from lies.

حلقة الوصل:?http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and_science/science/2016/11/europe_s_cautious_regulations_are_not_based_on_science.html

What do GMO-free zones mean for farmers and food? – Food DiveBy Keith Loria (نوفمبر 23)

“[GMO-free zones] are primarily a component of an orchestrated marketing campaign for organic foods and are intended to keep GMOs controversial and not accepted by some fraction of the consumer public.?

حلقة الوصل:?http://www.fooddive.com/news/what-do-gmo-free-zones-mean-for-farmers-and-food/430790/

Statement from Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on JCCT – USDA (نوفمبر 25)

Lack of progress on biotech issues will continue to add years to the process of commercializing them, will slow innovation and set back global efforts to address food security and climate change. The United States expects that China will fully implement its prior commitments and will work collaboratively with us to address these global challenges in the future.

حلقة الوصل:?https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USDAOC/bulletins/1752d5b

China Balks at U.S. Biotechnology Proposals at Trade ForumDTN/Progressive FarmerAg Policy Blog by Chris Clayton (نوفمبر 27)

حلقة الوصل:?https://www.dtnpf.com/agriculture/web/ag/perspectives/blogs/ag-policy-blog/blog-post/2016/11/27/china-balks-u-s-biotechnology-trade

Dairy from cows fed GM feed is not ?all-natural?, alleges lawsuit vs Dannon ? but will it fly??- Food Navigator USA – إلين واتسون?(نوفمبر 28)

Has the FDA?s probe into ?natural? claims on food labels put a stop to the tidal wave of false advertising lawsuits engulfing food manufacturers? Not if a new complaint against Dannon is anything to go by, which also delves into the thorny issue of GMOs, another area currently being scrutinized by regulators.

?Honest food? new buzzword in ag sectorWestern Producer (كندا) – (نوفمبر 24)

?The big supermarket chains are behind this, even though there?s not a scientific base for their actions. إنه?s more of a religion than science. Supermarkets are taking the initiative to prevent GMOs and other things they don?t like. It is not consumer driven. They hope the consumers eventually make those demands, but right now supermarkets are driving it.?

حلقة الوصل:?http://www.producer.com/2016/11/honest-food-new-buzzword-in-ag-sector/

افتتاحية: County farm policy requires unbiased researchBoulder Daily Camera (كولورادو) – (نوفمبر 26)

نحن [Editorial Board] readily admit that, like the commissioners driving this bus, we are not farmers. That’s why we sit down and talk to local farmers each time we address these agricultural issues. Each time, it’s clear they feel largely ignored by city-based commissioners carrying water for the anti-GMO political movement, which is at odds with the scientific consensus that GMO foods are safe. Even President Barack Obama felt compelled to instruct comedian/activist Bill Maher in a recent interview tofollow the scienceon GMOs, even if it doesn’t support the left’s preconceived political positions.

حلقة الوصل:?http://www.dailycamera.com/editorials/ci_30604901/editorial-county-farm-policy-requires-unbiased-research

Boulder County to proceed with phasing out GMO cropsLongmont Times-Call (كولورادو) – By John Fryar (ديسمبر 30)

حلقة الوصل:?http://www.timescall.com/news-region-news/ci_30620144/boulder-county-proceed-phasing-out-gmo-crops

Activists destroy conventional rapeseed (الكانولا) fields in France, claiming they are GMOs -?Agence France-Presse, via Genetic Literacy Project (نوفمبر 30)

California regulates cow fartsFox 5 (Calif) / وكالة انباء (نوفمبر 29)

The bottom line is it’s going to negatively impact the economics of the California dairy industry,” Van Groningen said of the new law. “In the dairy business, the margins are so slim that something like this will force us out of state.

حلقة الوصل:?http://www.fox5ny.com/news/220448846-story

Putin’s Great Patriotic PseudoscienceForeign PolicyBy Maria Antonova (نوفمبر 29)

Russia has a proud history of scientific inquiry and advancement. Now the Kremlin is investing in academic kooks and conspiracies.

حلقة الوصل:?http://foreignpolicy.com/2016/11/29/putins-great-patriotic-pseudoscience/

Agency accuses nonscientists of spreading rumours about GMOThe Nation (نيجيريا) – (ديسمبر 1)

“[تي]he anti-GMO controversy in Nigeria was being fueled by bias from non scientists living in Nigeria.

حلقة الوصل:?http://thenationonlineng.net/agency-accuses-nonscientists-spreading-rumours-gmo/

Pew survey: Americans don?t trust scientists on GMOs, but are warming to GM foods -?مشروع محو الأمية الوراثية – بواسطة?

But, overall most Americans do not feel strongly about the GM food issue as just 16 percent identified themselves to Pew as such?a fact that may surprise some peoplewhen it comes to?طعام, most Americans just don?t think much about GMOs?unless a survey prompts them to.

حلقة الوصل:?https://www.geneticliteracyproject.org/2016/12/01/pew-survey-americans-dont-trust-scientists-gmos-warming-gm-foods/