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التجارة, المتصلة بالتجارة, بنية تحتية:

US stance on trade forces rest of G20 to waitThe Irish Times / The Financial Times (مارس 20)

The question now is, if Mr Mnuchin could not be persuaded to adopt a more conciliatory tone on trade, then what chance do they have with his boss Donald Trump?” – حلقة الوصل

US breaks with allies over trade issuesBusiness Standard (الهند) – By Jack Ewing, New York Times (مارس 20)

The United States broke with other large industrial nations over trade on Saturday as the Trump administration rejected concerns among allies about spreading protectionism and made clear that it would seek new approaches to managing global commerce.” – حلقة الوصل

China could retaliate to US posturing as trade crisis brews?- Food Navigator AsiaBy RJ Whitehead (مارس 20)

A trade dispute hovering between China and America has the potential to become a fully fledged trade war, especially as western trade ministers grasp to find ways to ward off new Chinese regulations that they say amount a fresh barrier of trade.” – حلقة الوصل

Brazil meat scandal: Temer tries to reassure partnersBBC (مارس 20)

Brazil’s President Michel Temer has sought to reassure foreign trade partners that the corruption scandal engulfing the country’s meat industry does not mean its products are unsafe.” – حلقة الوصل

Brazil meat scandal: trade hits back after police sting?- GlobalMeatNews.com – By Mauro Fernandes (مارس 21)

After a major investigation showed evidence of rotten meat being consumed in Brazil and exported over the last two years, Brazilian meatpacking industry associations have accused the police of exaggeration.” – حلقة الوصل

اليابان?s Abe and Germany?s Merkel Say They Will Work Together on Free Trade – وول ستريت جورنال – By Zeke Turner (مارس 19)

Leaders praise bonds between their countries and call on other nations to resist protectionist stances” – حلقة الوصل

China opposes trade protectionism, supports free trade: vice premier – رويترز (مارس 18)

Beijing is struggling to cope with weak global demand and faces risks from growing U.S. trade protectionism” – حلقة الوصل

EU chief Juncker warns against EU-US trade war: Bild am Sonntag – رويترز (مارس 18)

“…necessary to take protectionist comments being made by U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration seriously…” – حلقة الوصل

GROWING MARKETS, GROWING INCOMES: LEVERAGING TRADE FACILITATION FOR FARMERSThe Chicago Council on Global AffairsBy Andrea Durkin (مارس 13)

Investment in trade capacity and facilitation can be a key driver of agricultural development and economic growth for small and medium-sized farmers around the globe.” – حلقة الوصل

China’s trading partners alarmed by food import controlsJapan TodayBy Joe McDonald and Gillian Wong (مارس 21)

??It could bring down food imports quite dramatically,? said the German ambassador to Beijing, Michael Clauss. ?It often seems it is more about protecting Chinese producers than about food safety.? – حلقة الوصل

US-China trade war threat analysed?- GlobalMeatNewsBy Oscar Rousseau?(مارس 22)

The threat of a trade war between two of the world?s most powerful countries China and the United States is low, but analysts warn it could dramatically damage pork trade.” – حلقة الوصل

US envoy says US-EU trade deal still aliveYahoo!أخبار / AFP (مارس 21)

Tuesday’s surprise twist came after the Trump administration ruffled feathers at G20 talks over the weekend by refusing to condemn protectionism in a final statement.” – حلقة الوصل

الامريكى. farm heartland lobbies to steer Trump away from Mexico trade war – رويترز – By Jason Lange and Alexandra Alper?(مارس 22)

We just keep pounding them on how critical trade is to us…” – حلقة الوصل

Peter Navarro Responds to His Trade Critics – وول ستريت جورنال – Letter by Peter Navarro (مارس 22)

If India agrees to lower its tariffs on Harley Davidson motorcycles, Indian consumers will buy more Harleys and save less while Harley will sell more Harleys and invest more.” – حلقة الوصل

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

Farms are not like Eden: The case for aggressive human intervention in agriculture – مشروع محو الأمية الوراثية – By Andrew McGuire (مارس 20)

There is no utopian state of nature, so we can stop trying to restore, recover, or regain any such state in agriculture.” – حلقة الوصل

Farmers in developing countries can?t adopt genetically-engineered crops till consumers in rich countries change their?mindsThe Financial Express (الهند) – By Vivian Fernandes (مارس 16)

The area under GE crops has grown a hundred-fold since 1996, according to ISAAA, an advocacy, but the potential of the technology has not been fully realised despite farmers readily embracing it in the countries where it has been approved” – حلقة الوصل

How To Make Farmers Love Cover Crops? Pay Them – الإذاعة الوطنية العامة, The SaltBy Dan Charles (مارس 16)

The state of Maryland pays farmers for a whole range of practices… [لكن] admits that this may be more feasible for Maryland than for Iowa, because Maryland has a much smaller amount of crop land to protect, compared to its state budget.” – حلقة الوصل

Maize breeders benefit from using dronesSciDevNetBy Busani Bafana (مارس 17)

With increased demand for better seeds to adapt to changing climate, breeders have turned to unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) also known as drones for precise gathering of data from the field to enable more efficient maize breeding in most of Southern Africa.” – حلقة الوصل

Soy cultivation: What is the path to sustainable land use in Brazil??- تغذية المستكشف – جين بيرن (مارس 21)

Expansion of soy production in the Brazilian Cerrado is possible but it needs to be managed to preserve areas of biodiversity, says an expert.” – حلقة الوصل

A GENETICALLY MODIFIED CORN COULD STOP A DEADLY FUNGAL POISON?IF WE LET ITNewsweekBy Jessica Wapner (مارس 20)

Aflatoxin threatens not only the health but also the economies of countries worldwide.” – حلقة الوصل

Farmers improve soil health, increase productivitySoutheast Farm PressBy John Hart (مارس 21)

The Soil Health Institute was launched in 2013 in Morrisville, N.C. to help farmers improve soil health. The Institute emphasizes cover crops and no-tillage to help farmers improve the soil, increase productivity and help the environment.” – حلقة الوصل

 

سياسات, REGULATORY, النشاط, آخر:

Biofortification drive to reach 1bn dependent on consumer demand: ReviewNutraingredients.comBy Will Chu (مارس 16)

Mainstreaming biofortification into plant breeding programs, integrating it into policies, programs and investments, and building consumer demand are needed to benefit one billion people by 2030.” – حلقة الوصل

Conventional Produce Is Not Dirty, But The Marketing Tactics Of Big Organic Are – Forbes.com – ستيف سافاج (مارس 14)

For each of the last twenty years, an organization called the Environmental Working Group has issued what it calls a ?Dirty Dozen List.? It names crops?it claims to have high pesticide residues and recommends that consumers purchase organic versions of these cropsEWG persists in employing this strategy as a means of fund raising. Presumably it also serves the interests of their corporate funders in the organic food industry…” ?- حلقة الوصل

How Organic Produce Can Make America Less Healthy – بلومبرغ – بقلم دينا شانكر (مارس 9)?
Claims that everyday fruit and vegetables are tainted by pesticides are having unforeseen consequences.” – حلقة الوصل
Want more affordable and sustainable food? Invest in R&د. – التل – By Margaret M. Ziegler (مارس 16)

Every public dollar invested in agricultural research in the U.S. provides على الأقل $10 and up to $20 in economic benefits to society,?a powerful return on investment that provides strong bang for the public agricultural research buck.” – حلقة الوصل

The land of plenty we take for granted – دلتا مزرعة الصحافة – بواسطة Hembree براندون (مارس 13)

“?Some people just don?t have enough to worry about,? my mother was wont to say when something in the wider world struck her as nonsensical or trivial…?98 percent of the population that is non-farm gives no thought to how it all comes about, the productive, progressive agriculture that makes it all possible. They just take it all for granted.” – حلقة الوصل

Q&A WITH ROB SAIKSuccessful FarmingBy Anna McConnell (مارس 20)
If advocating for technology in agriculture means being calledradical,” he’ll take the personal attack.” – حلقة الوصل
5 Biotech Products U.S. Regulators Aren?t Ready ForMIT Technology ReviewBy Emily Mullin (مارس 17)

New techniques being used to produce our food or shape the environment raise regulatory questions.” – حلقة الوصل

Future Biotechnology Products and Opportunities to Enhance Capabilities of the Biotechnology Regulatory SystemThe National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NAS) – Report release (مارس 9) – حلقة الوصل
Glyphosate not classified as a carcinogen by ECHAEuropean Chemicals Agency (ECHA), news release (مارس 15)

ECHA’s Committee for Risk Assessment (RAC) agrees to maintain the current harmonised classification of glyphosate as a substance causing serious eye damage and being toxic to aquatic life with long-lasting effects. RAC concluded that the available scientific evidence did not meet the criteria to classify glyphosate as a carcinogen, as a mutagen or as toxic for reproduction.” – حلقة الوصل

China approves fewer GMO crop imports, hampering trade: الامريكى. industry group – رويترز – By Dominic Patton (مارس 21)

China has said it supports biotechnology to raise the efficiency of its agriculture sector and that it plans to commercialize new GMO varieties of corn and soybeans in coming years.” – حلقة الوصل

Kenya rules out open trials on genetically modified cropsDaily Nation (كينيا) – By Gerald Andae (مارس 20)

The announcement comes just a month after the boards of the National Biosafety Authority (NBA) and the National Environmental Management Authority (Nema) met to try and resolve the standoff.” – حلقة الوصل

Food nutrition reporting needs more science?- Food Manufacture UKBy Noli Dinkovski (مارس 9, updated Mar 21)

It is time for more responsible food nutrition reporting, يقول?Professor Christine Williams.” – حلقة الوصل

Genetically-modified crops have benefits – الأميرة آن – BBC (مارس 22)
كاليفورنيا?s Central Valley Farmers Bemoan Water Allocation – وول ستريت جورنال – By Jim Carlton (مارس 22)

Farmers note that reservoirs across the Golden State have been filled to overflowing; agency says drier forecast is a factor” – حلقة الوصل