الأخبار ذات الصلة بالتكنولوجيا ag, التكنولوجيا الحيوية, التجارة – وربما بعض مثيرة للاهتمام البنود الأخرى هناك المتصلة بالزراعة – ستنشر على هذه الصفحة طوال الأسبوع (as the week progresses new items will be in الأخضر في أسفل المقاطع). ومن المؤكد أن تحقق انتظام!

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Editorial comment: Anyone find irony in all the recent concern from the media and others over trade, trade deals and anything trade related? The concern seems to have materialized virtually overnightor at least since when the transition from President Obama to President Trump. Where was all this support for trade over the past few years when much work towards TPP and TTIP was being done? Many have done a virtual about face, and gone from being unsupportive of trade deals, to all of a sudden being concerned and opining about the potential impact on consumers paying more for goods and perceptions of American leadership. The current landscape is still taking shape and there will likely be some fluidity over the coming months – ولكن, as the first two news items below indicate, there are conflicting views and perspectives from knowledgeable people

التجارة, القضايا المتصلة بالتجارة:

There probably won’t be a trade war – استعراض الأعمال الأسترالي – By Alan Kohler (يان 30)

But what’s usually missed, or ignored, about President Trump’s January 23 memorandum pulling the US out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership is that it was a surgical withdrawal from one deal only, and that Trump used it to make a generally pro-trade statement.” – Link to news item here

Trump’s Trade War May Have Already Begun – نيويورك تايمز – بواسطة S بيتر. غودمان (يان 30)

In Asia and Latin America, leaders have absorbed the deepening possibility that Mr. Trump will deliver on threats to impose punitive tariffs on Mexican and Chinese imports…” – Link to news item here

Germany urges EU to speed trade deals after Trump, بريكسيت – رويترز – By Tom Körkemeier (يان 27)

Link to news item here

US dairy groups ask Canada to ‘hold up its end of the bargain’ in trade agreements – الغذاء المستكشف الولايات المتحدة الأمريكية – بماري إيلين شوب (يان 31)

The US dairy industry is continuing its fight against Canada’s policies, which they say are blocking American dairy imports into the country in violation of international agreements.” – Link to news item here

Renegotiating NAFTA provides an opportunity to make needed reforms – التل – By Jon Barela (فبراير 1)

Link to news item here

AG, التكنولوجيا AG, إنتاج, القضايا ذات الصلة:

USDA sends out $13.6 million more to fight citrus greening scourge – الصحافة مزرعة جنوب شرق (يان 26)

“”The economic impact of citrus greening disease is measured in the billions…” – Link to news item here

Make tomatoes tasty again: Scientists discover ‘flavour genes’ in the world’s most valuable fruit – تنقل المواد الغذائية – بغور-لانجتون لويس (يان 27)

Mass produced commercial tomatoes contain increasingly less flavour and return increasingly less consumer satisfaction. A team of researchers has discovered a ‘genetic roadmap’ for rebreeding tastiness into tomatoes” – Link to news item here

Why microbes are key to solving Africa’s food security crisis – المحادثة – نجومبي ندومي إستر (يان 30)

Link to news item here

You’d Look Good in Designer Genes – وول ستريت جورنال – بهنري أنا. ميلر (يان 31)

Genetic engineering will soon make commercial bluejean production cheaper than ever.” – Link to news item here

New ‘super yieldGM wheat trial gets go-ahead – بي بي سي – By Matt McGrath (فبراير 1)

Link to news item here

السياسة العامة, التنظيمية, النشاط, الأخرى:

Fined for Planting GMO Seeds in a Country That’s a Global Power – بلومبرج – By Eduardo Thomson (يان 27)

“لسنوات, Chile has had a curious double standard when it comes to genetically modified organisms. The country is a global powerhouse in the production of GM seedsbut makes them strictly off-limits to domestic farmers.” – Link to news item here

Post-Truth Science – استعراض وطني – By Joseph Perrone (يان 25)

Attempts to discredit genetically modified crops and the herbicide glyphosate have no scientific basis.” – Link to news item here

Was 2016 Really A Good Year For Agricultural Biotechnology? – Forbes.com – By Wayne Parrot and Val Giddings (يان 25)

“…food industry actions continue to complicate and negate the work of communicators, health professionals, journalists and educators.Link to news item here

California gets closer to requiring cancer warning label on Roundup weed killerLos Angles Times / أ فب (يان 27)

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