Little different twist as both this and next week will be combined over the rest of the holiday season

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 remainder of the 2016 عام (newly added items will be in?أخضر في الجزء السفلي من أقسام).

Happy Holidays and looking forward to a prosperous 2017 for everyone!

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التجارة, القضايا المتصلة بالتجارة:

المملكة المتحدة. Mulling Turkey-Style Trade Pact After Brexit, Liam Fox Says – بلومبرغ – By Timothy Ross (ديسمبر 18)

حلقة الوصل:?https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-12-18/u-k-mulling-turkey-style-trade-pact-after-brexit-liam-fox-says

International Trade Secretary Liam Fox strikes new trade deals with South Korea leading to post-Brexit jobs and exports boostThe Sun (المملكة المتحدة) – By David Wooding (ديسمبر 18)

The International Trade Secretary ?expects it to open up lucrative new markets for UK goods once Britain leaves the EU next year

حلقة الوصل:?https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/2424427/international-trade-secretary-liam-fox-strikes-new-trade-deals-with-south-korea-leading-to-post-brexit-jobs-and-exports-boost/

Exclusive: Britain will be front of the queue for trade deal with US under Donald Trump’s new commerce secretaryThe Telegraph (المملكة المتحدة) – By Ben Riley-Smith (ديسمبر 17)

حلقة الوصل:?http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/12/17/exclusive-britain-will-front-queue-trade-deal-us-donald-trumps/

EU sees Japan free-trade deal in early 2017 – رويترز (ديسمبر 17)

حلقة الوصل:?http://www.reuters.com/article/us-japan-eu-idUSKBN1460GF

روسيا: EU prolongs economic sanctions by six monthsEuropean Council of the European Union, Press Release (ديسمبر 19)

حلقة الوصل:?http://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/press/press-releases/2016/12/19-sanctions-russia/

Ernst: Expanded trade opportunities critical for IowaIowa Farm BureauBy Senator Joni Ernst (ديسمبر 19)

حلقة الوصل:?https://www.iowafarmbureau.com/Article/Ernst-Expanded-trade-opportunities-critical-for-Iowa

Is Donald Trump?s Trade Talk Confusing on Purpose? – وول ستريت جورنال – By William Mauldin (ديسمبر 22)

Some experts see a strategy for approaching negotiations with China and other countries

حلقة الوصل:?http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2016/12/22/is-donald-trumps-trade-talk-confusing-on-purpose/

A tough year for free trade – DW (ألمانيا) – By Rolf Wenkel (ديسمبر 27)

Donald Trump in the US and rising populist parties in Europe – 2016 wasn’t a good year for advocates of free trade. Recent studies have identified some key aspects of globalization that nativists fear most.

حلقة الوصل:?http://www.dw.com/en/a-tough-year-for-free-trade/a-36865533

Editorial: Panama’s new canal and Chicago: A plus for the Midwest, but also a triumph of human yearningChicago Tribune (ديسمبر 28)

حلقة الوصل:?http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/editorials/ct-panama-canal-expansion-chicago-trade-midwest-edit-1229-jm-20161228-story.html

Trade worries dim optimism for the new year – جنوب غرب مزرعة الصحافة – بواسطة لوغان هوكس (ديسمبر 28)
Trade and Secretary of Agriculture appointment remain concerns as President-elect Trump gets closer to Inauguration Day. Trans Pacific Partnership and North American Free Trade Agreements are key trade deals concerning farmers who depend on export markets.

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

Scientists get down and dirty to unlock northern Australia’s agricultural potentialABC (أستراليا) – By Dominique Schwartz (ديسمبر 19)

The samples are now being analysed as part of the Federal Government’s multi-billion-dollar plan to develop the Top End and double the nation’s agricultural output.

حلقة الوصل:?http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-12-18/scientists-dig-up-the-dirt-on-northern-australia/8124142

Farmers are abandoning traditional ploughingBBC – بواسطة?

حلقة الوصل:?http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-38332276

*ملحوظة – story includes GFN member Jake Freestone (المملكة المتحدة)

Survey Shows Producer Support for GMO CropsAgri-PulseBy Spencer Chase (ديسمبر 16)

حلقة الوصل:?http://www.agri-pulse.com/Survey-shows-producer-support-for-GMO-crops-12162016.asp#.WFcR2RMjd7s.twitter

Cuba comenzar? cultivos transg?nicos de ma?z y soya en 2017 – El Espectador / AFP (ديسمبر 17)

Si bien este pa?s cultivar? especies transg?nicas a gran escala con el fin de disminuir su d?ficit alimentario, lo har? bajo estricto control cient?fico y legal.

Translated: Cuba to begin transgenic corn and soybean crops in 2017 – “Although this country will grow transgenic species on a large scale in order to reduce its food deficit, it will do so under strict scientific and legal control.

حلقة الوصل:?http://www.elespectador.com/noticias/elmundo/cuba-comenzara-cultivos-transgenicos-de-maiz-y-soya-201-articulo-670922

Global omega-3 supply set for GM plant shock??- NutraIngredients.comBy Shane Starling (ديسمبر 20)

The omega-3 sector has faced down some mega challenges in recent times: Sustainability concerns. Research questioning health benefits that has affected global markets.?But volume may be its greatest challenge.

Pesticide sensors could be saving grace for agriculture – جنوب غرب مزرعة الصحافة – بواسطة لوغان هوكس (ديسمبر 22)

This biosensor is made of graphene, a strong and stable nanoparticle, and provides instantaneous feedback versus the time and money it would otherwise take to send a sample to a lab and await results.

حلقة الوصل:?http://www.southwestfarmpress.com/crop-protection/pesticide-sensors-could-be-saving-grace-agriculture

Australia’s OGTR Authorizes Field Trials of GM BananaCrop Biotech Update, Ishaaa (ديسمبر 21)

حلقة الوصل:?http://www.isaaa.org/kc/cropbiotechupdate/article/default.asp?ID=15038

سياسات, REGULATION, النشاط, آخر:

Californian farmers delight in US Government $A766 million drought aid packageABC Rural (أستراليا) – By Sarina Locke (ديسمبر 19)

After years of wrangling over water allocations for the environment and fish, the legislation was approved by the US House and Senate, and signed by President Obama.

حلقة الوصل:?http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-12-19/californian-drought-assistance-package/8131570

Important wins were notched up for African agriculture in?2016 – The ConversationBy Calestous Juma (ديسمبر 18)

Leaders need to upgrade their capacity to govern increasingly complex agricultural economies if they?re to sustain the gains seen and reported in 2016.

حلقة الوصل:?http://theconversation.com/important-wins-were-notched-up-for-african-agriculture-in-2016-69907

No mandatory labelling needed for GM foods, Commons committee saysiPolitics (كندا) – By Kelsey Johnson (ديسمبر 14)

حلقة الوصل:?http://ipolitics.ca/2016/12/14/no-mandatory-labelling-needed-for-gm-foods-commons-committee-says/

Del Monte?s pretty in pink with OK for GMOFood Safety NewsBy Coral Beach (ديسمبر 20)

حلقة الوصل:?http://www.foodsafetynews.com/2016/12/beach-beat-del-montes-pretty-in-pink-with-ok-for-gmo/#.WFlemuYrKUk

Affluent nations? anti-GMO stance is arrogantThe PackerBy Joe Guenthner (ديسمبر 19)

“… he pointed his finger at me and said people in the U.S. interfered in Africa and prevented approval of a biotech corn variety that was resistant to drought.

حلقة الوصل:?http://www.thepacker.com/news/opinion/affluent-nations%E2%80%99-anti-gmo-stance-arrogant

USDA Demands Holiday Snacks (and Parents) Be Removed from SchoolsNational ReviewBy Julie Gunlock (ديسمبر 21)

حلقة الوصل:?http://www.nationalreview.com/article/443243/school-food-rules-christmas-cookie-crisis-fears-empower-federal-government

California applauds President’s signature on massive water bill – غرب مزرعة الصحافة – بواسطة تود Fitchette (ديسمبر 18)
California farmers and water users applaud President’s signature on massive water bill though most say it’s thefirst stepin a long journey to repairing the state’s broken water system
GM soybeans risk evaluation: EU court finds for Commission – تغذية المستكشف?- جين بيرن (ديسمبر 21)

Monsanto developed genetically modified soybeans were risk assessed in accordance with EU regulations, found the EU Court of Justice (CJEU).”

Few pesticide worries in latest California sampling dataFood Safety News (ديسمبر 23)

Almost four out of 10?samples of both domestically grown and imported fruits and vegetables that were put to the test by California showed no signs of pesticide residue???whatsoever.

حلقة الوصل:?http://www.foodsafetynews.com/2016/12/no-pesticide-worries-in-latest-california-sampling-data/#.WGKnHxsrKUm

The miracle of food logisticsThe Land (أستراليا) – By Pennie Scott (ديسمبر 28)

When cruising?supermarket aisles and dazzled by the array of foods from which to choose, spare a thought for the people who go through hell and high water to ensure these products are there, day in, day out.

حلقة الوصل:?http://www.theland.com.au/story/4377903/the-miracle-of-food-logistics/?src=rss

There Are No ‘GMOTomatoes: Backlash Erupts After Hunt’s Marketing Blunder – Forbes.com – By Kavin Senapathy (ديسمبر 28)

حلقة الوصل:?http://www.forbes.com/sites/kavinsenapathy/2016/12/28/there-are-no-gmo-tomatoes-hunts-marketing-blunder/#1017c196467d