News items related to ag tech, التكنولوجيا الحيوية, 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 new items will be inأخضر في الجزء السفلي من أقسام). Be sure to check in regularly!

 

التجارة, TRADE RELATED, INFRASTRUCTURE:

Trump Abandons Trans-Pacific Partnership, Obamas Signature Trade DealNew York TimesBy Peter Baker (يناير 23)

حلقة الوصل:https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/23/us/politics/tpp-trump-trade-nafta.html

President Donald Trump Makes Revised Trade Deals an Early Priority – وول ستريت جورنال – By William Mauldin (يناير 23)

Two days after taking office, Nafta renegotiation and a potential bilateral pact with the U.K. are on the agenda

حلقة الوصل:http://www.wsj.com/articles/president-donald-trump-makes-revised-trade-deals-an-early-priority-1485131856

China says can resolve trade disputes with new U.S. government – رويترز (يناير 19)

China and the United States can resolve any trade disputes through talks, the government said on Thursday, as a Chinese newspaper warned U.S. business could be targets for retaliation…”

حلقة الوصل:http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-china-idUSKBN153082

Trade MEPs give green light to Canada-EU trade deal CETA- Food NavigatorBy Louis Gore-Langton (يناير 24)

The EU Trade Committee (INTA) has approved the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) this morning, marking a major step toward the deal between EU and Canada becoming reality.

Mexicos Potential Weapons if Trump Declares War on NaftaNew York TimesBy Eduardo Porter (يناير 24)

حلقة الوصل:https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/24/business/economy/nafta-mexico-free-trade.html?action=click&contentCollection=Americas&module=RelatedCoverage&region=Marginalia&pgtype=article

Redefining a ‘special relationship’: Trump and May to talk trade – رويترز – By Elizabeth Piper (يناير 25)

حلقة الوصل:http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-britain-idUSKBN15925W?il=0

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

The smart way to help African farmers tackle climate change – نوع – By Sophie Mbungua (يناير 20)

حلقة الوصل:http://www.irinnews.org/feature/2017/01/20/smart-way-help-african-farmers-tackle-climate-change

شرق أفريقيا: Irrigation Farming ‘Only Way to Food Security’ – The Citizen via allAfricaBy Alawai Masare (يناير 23)

حلقة الوصل:http://allafrica.com/stories/201701230039.html

Ctrl, Alt, Delete to Better Yields – AgWeb – By Sonja Begemann (يناير 24)

For farmers, precision gene-editing technology could mean faster advancements and more precise focus on issues that plague their crops.

حلقة الوصل:http://www.agweb.com/article/ctrl-alt-delete-to-better-yields-naa-sonja-begemann/

How GM crops can help us to feed afast-growingworldThe ConversationBy Stuart Thompson (يناير 24)

حلقة الوصل:https://theconversation.com/how-gm-crops-can-help-us-to-feed-a-fast-growing-world-71112

The apple that never browns wants to change your mind about genetically modified foodsWashington PostBy Caitlin Dewey (يناير 23)

While genetic modifications have in the past been mainly defended as a way to protect crops, the Arctic Apple would be one of the first GMOs marketed directly to consumers as more convenient

GMO critics say they are hopeful, ومع ذلك, that consumers will continue to show skepticism about the produce. Despite a growing consensus in scientific circles that GMOs pose little risk, environmental and consumer groups have successfuly mounted campaigns against GMOs over the past 30 سنوات, successfully limiting the practice to commodity crops like soybeans and corn.

حلقة الوصل: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2017/01/23/the-apple-that-never-browns-wants-to-change-your-mind-about-genetically-modified-foods/?utm_term=.2d219fa1be57

سياسات, REGULATORY, ACTIVISM, OTHER:

FDA & USDA push forward plan to update how genetically modified organisms are regulatedFood NavigatorBy Elizabeth Crawford (يناير 23)

FDA and USDA push forward a strategy to modernize how genetically modified organisms are regulated that was created in part with the Executive Office of the President under the Obama Administration even as President Trump took office with the promise to undo much of what his predecessor advanced.

Memorandum: Regulatory Freeze Pending ReviewThe White House via Politico (يناير 20)

حلقة الوصل:http://www.politico.com/f/?id=00000159-be8f-da97-a9dd-becf15ae0001

US feed and grower orgs find potential in proposed biotech rules- تغذية المستكشف – By Aerin Einstein-Curtis (يناير 19)

Proposed biotech rules offer chance for educational outreach, trade discussions and practical regulation, say feed and crop grower organizations.

Research agency says Kenya set to lose millions for blocking GM crop trialsBusiness DailyBy Gerald Andae (يناير 16)

حلقة الوصل:http://www.businessdailyafrica.com/-Kenya-set-to-lose-millions-for-blocking-GM-crop-trials/539546-3519736-9ck97dz/

New GMO apples could show if QR code labels workFood DiveBy Keith Loria (يناير 20)

حلقة الوصل:http://www.fooddive.com/news/grocerynew-gmo-apples-could-show-if-qr-code-labels-work/434376/

These Moms Say The Girl ScoutsNewest Cookie Rejects Science, Conflicts With Its STEM Advocacy – Forbes.com – By Kavin Senapathy (يناير 20)

حلقة الوصل:http://www.forbes.com/sites/kavinsenapathy/2017/01/20/girl-scouts-newest-cookie-rejects-science/#45de63ec123a

GMOs are key to ending perennial drought, say MPsDaily Nation (كينيا) – By Dennis Odunga (يناير 21)

حلقة الوصل:http://www.nation.co.ke/news/consumption-of-GMOs/1056-3781070-xewjfwz/

China Moving Towards Commercialization of Its Own Biotechnology CropsUSDA’s GAIN reportPrepared by Gene Kim (ديسمبر 2016)

The 13th Five-Year Plan for Science and Technology Innovation aims to push forward the commercialization of a new domestic type of Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) حبوب ذرة, القطن المعدل وراثيا, and herbicide-resistant soybeans by 2020. At the same time, delays in import approvals continue to worsen, causing unpredictability for traders and delaying the adoption of needed new varieties in exporting countries such as the United States.

حلقة الوصل:Click for link to PDF