أخبار البنود المتعلقة التكنولوجيا آغ, 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 newest items will be inأخضر في الجزء السفلي من أقسام). Be sure to check in regularly.

التجارة, المتصلة بالتجارة, بنية تحتية:

الهند, EU discuss long pending free trade agreementThe Times of India (فبراير 20)

The talks have been stalled since May, 2013, when both sides failed to bridge substantial gaps on the crucial issues.” – حلقة الوصل

Study looks at free-trade-with-Russia scenarioDeutsche Welle (فبراير 20)

The study admits that a free trade agreement of this kind is barely conceivable as long as the Ukraine conflict remains unsettled and Western sanctions against Russia are in place.” – حلقة الوصل

EU pushes for 2017 conclusion to Japan free trade talks – رويترز (فبراير 20)

A trade deal between the two has taken on added significance after U.S. President Donald Trump’s withdrawal from a planned Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade alliance including Japan and as the EU looks beyond America for trade partnerships. -حلقة الوصل

Report: Trump administration eyes changes to trade deficit calculationsThe HillBy Evelyn Rupert (فبراير 19)

The change would inflate the trade deficit number, an important figure in trade negotiations and policy.” – حلقة الوصل

also see WSJTrump Administration Considers Change in Calculating U.S. Trade Deficit

RCEP talks now the most important initiative in global tradeAsia TimesBy Shiron Armstrong and Amy King (فبراير 21)

It’s a misconception that China is in charge of trade talks in the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership grouping.” – حلقة الوصل

E.U. Trade Commissioner Warns U.S. against Trade WarHandelsblatt GlobalBy Till Hoppe (فبراير 20)
Getting a Feel for Trump’s Trade GameThe Weekly StandardBy Irwin M. Stelzer (فبراير 18)

Donald Trump says he is for free trade. But it has to be fair trade. He sees himself not as a protectionist but as a protector of American workers from the ravages of unfair competition, somehow defined.” – حلقة الوصل

Organic Food Sales Are Booming; Why Are American Farmers Crying Foul? – وول ستريت جورنال – By Jacob Bunge (فبراير 21)

Organic grain is flooding into the U.S., depressing prices and drawing complaints from domestic organic farmers who fear their harvests are held to stricter standards than foreign-raised crops.” – حلقة الوصل

Deal to Streamline World Trade Takes Effect – أخبار الولايات المتحدة & التقرير العالمي – By Jamey Keaton, من (فبراير 22)

The first multilateral trade agreement reached under the World Trade Organization since it was created over a generation ago has taken force, aiming to streamline cross-border trade to the benefit of the developing world in particular.” – حلقة الوصل

Here’s how Trump may overhaul US trade data and why it mattersCNBCBy John W. Schoen (فبراير 21)

As the president aims to make good on campaign promises toget toughon U.S. trading partners, his administration is reportedly considering a major change in the way the U.S. reports its trade deficits.” – حلقة الوصل

Russia loses appeal over EU pork import ban- GlobalMeatNews.comBy Oscar Rousseau(فبراير 24)

Russia has lost its appeal against a World Trade Organization (منظمة التجارة العالمية) ruling over its blanket ban on imports of pigs and pork products from the European Union (EU).”حلقة الوصل

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

Pork grown in a lab nearer to reality- GlobalMeatNews.comBy Rod Addy(فبراير 16)

Lab-grown pork has moved a step closer to reality with the publication of fresh research on the topic.” – حلقة الوصل

Chemical free organic industrys unacknowledged pesticide problem – مشروع محو الأمية الوراثية – By Andrew Porterfield (فبراير 20)

Organic marketers and anti-GMO activists exaggerate these efforts, making claims that organics are pesticide-free and dont use harmful chemicals” – حلقة الوصل

China scientist convicted in U.S. of theft of engineered rice – رويترز (فبراير 16)

A federal jury on Thursday convicted a Chinese scientist in Kansas of conspiring to steal samples of a variety of genetically engineered rice seeds from a U.S. research facility, الولايات المتحدة. Justice Department said, the latest attempt at agricultural theft linked to China.” – حلقة الوصل

GUEST COMMENTARY CAN WE TURN GENERATION YUM INTO GENERATION AG? – The Chicago Council on Global AffairsBy Robert Hunter and Yvonne Harz-Pitre, Co-Chairs of Farming Firsتي

Dubbed Generation Yum by author Eve Turow, young people in the developed world care much more about the quality, nutritional value, and provenance of their food than previous generations. This wave of interest comes at a critical moment.” – حلقة الوصل

Scientists remove reliance on seasonality in new broccoli line, potentially doubling yieldScienmag, Science Magazine (فبراير 21)

It has the potential to deliver two full crops a season in-field or it can be grown all year round in protected conditions, which could help with continuity of supply, as growers would no longer be reliant on seasonal weather conditions.” – حلقة الوصل

Organic industry needs to re-evaluate zero tolerance of genetically modified crops: WA Farmers groupABC Rural (أستراليا) – By Jo Prendergast and Di Darmody (فبراير 25)

I think the real issue is the fact that the organic industry needs to re-evaluate their zero status for GM and probably take a leaf out of the book of other countries around the world with their organic industries” – حلقة الوصل

Irradiated ground beef approved in Canada- GlobalMeatNews.comBy Joe Whitworth(فبراير 24)

Canada will permit the sale of fresh and frozen raw ground beef treated with irradiation.” – حلقة الوصل

سياسات, REGULATORY, النشاط, آخر:

The Deeply Offensive Marketing Ploy of CleanFoodMediumBy Kevin Folta (فبراير 15)

At a time when all of our affluent-world food is produced with tremendous care and regulation, و 21,000 people will die today from lack of nutrition, it is disgusting to see safe food demonized in a cheap marketing gimmick.حلقة الوصل

Agribusiness says politics trumps science in Commission move- تغذية المستكشف – جين بيرن (فبراير 17)

Some 17 trade groups including, FEFAC, have made a joint call to the EU Commission to prioritize science-based decision making when modifying EU authorization mechanisms.” – حلقة الوصل

Bees, Pesticides and the Activist Hive – وول ستريت جورنال – By Matt Ridley (فبراير 15)

A pesticides ban in Europe could soon be overturned on the grounds that it was based on unreliable data. وفى الوقت نفسه, revelations that one of the scientists behind the ban was also involved with a nongovernmental organization that campaigns against pesticides continue to undermine the bans integrity.” – حلقة الوصل

Perceptions of genetically modified food are informed by more than justscienceThe ConversationBy Heather Bray and Rachel A. Ankeny (فبراير 15)

As researchers keen to foster engagement around the role of science and technology in food production, we feel that this research holds several lessons for science communication.” – حلقة الوصل

Arctic Apple could be Litmus test for future of GM foods, Rabobank analysts suggest- Food Navigator USABy Elizabeth Crawford (فبراير 20)

When the Arctic Apple hits select store shelves this month as one of the first products genetically modified for consumers benefit, it will serve as a line in the sand for the tug of war between the non-GMO movement and the future of food innovation.” – حلقة الوصل

Bayer says Monsanto deal on track, eyes record 2017 – Yahoo! أخبار – By Estelle Peard, AFP (فبراير 22)

The deal still requires regulatory approval from the European Union and the United States. But Bayer said it wasconfidentthat the transaction would be completed this year.” – حلقة الوصل

Why the CRISPR patent verdict isnt the end of the story – طبيعة – By Heidi Ledford (فبراير 17)

From legal challenges to ongoing experimentation, the story of who owns the rights to CRISPRCas9 gene editing is still being written.” – حلقة الوصل

Gene editing in legal limbo in Europe – طبيعة – Editorial (فبراير 22)

The European Union is dragging its feet on gene-editing rules and scientists should push the issue.” – حلقة الوصل

How European-Based NGOs Block Crop Biotechnology Adoption In Africa – مشروع محو الأمية الوراثية – By Margaret Karembu (فبراير 23)

European politicians and anti-biotech groups lobby to prevent Africa from adopting or trading GE crops” – حلقة الوصل