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Global Farmer Network members and many more of you may recognize the man being interviewed in the main photo as جيلبرت اراب بور from Kenya, ال 2011 جائزة Kleckner مستلم. ?دكتور. Bor, who is also a professor in addition to a farmer, was fielding questions from the media at the Kenya Agricultural, Livestock Research Organization (كالرو) field trial planting of Bt maize (حبوب ذرة). ?More on that can be read in the story below, “Kenya farmers pray for Genetically Modified seeds to fight drought”.

 

التجارة, المتصلة بالتجارة, بنية تحتية:

Democrats fear Trump will steal trade issueWashington ExaminerBy Sean Higgins (قد 18)

Democratic lawmakers and liberal groups have called for decades for the North American Free Trade Agreement to be dropped or at least renegotiated, but when the Trump administration formally announced Thursday that it was opening talks with the Mexico and Canada, many reacted with pointed criticism of the White House.

The response highlights an awkward political situation for trade critics: Many want NAFTA scrapped but don’t want Trump to get any credit for doing it.” – حلقة الوصل

Prospect of NAFTA Rewrite Gives US Farmers a Case of JittersNew York Times / وكالة انباء (قد 19)

Many farmers worry that Trump’s policies will jeopardize their exports just as they face weaker crop and livestock prices.” – حلقة الوصل

New Trump trade rep Lighthizer spars over protectionism in Asia – رويترز (قد 21)

When asked about the disagreements over the language, Lighthizer said that U.S. steps to create free and fair trade were being confused with protectionism.” – حلقة الوصل

فيديو: ?Trade Minister Says Canada Ready to Renegotiate Nafta – بلومبرغ (قد 21)

اليابان, WTO chief reaffirm commitment to free tradeThe Japan TimesBy Tomohiro Osaki (قد 22)

Japan and the World Trade Organization on Monday issued what is believed to be an unprecedented joint statement reaffirming their commitment to fostering free trade…” – حلقة الوصل

Disagreements surface over China-backed trade dealBusiness Insider / رويترز (قد 22)

“…the target to complete the discussion stage [RCEP] by year-end may be hard to meet given disagreements over several issues. India in particular is reluctant to give up on tariffs, they say.” – حلقة الوصل

Europe accepts WTO chicken defeat with China?- Food Navigator Asia By Oscar Rousseau?(قد 23)

The EU will amend import rules for Chinese chicken after a World Trade Organization (منظمة التجارة العالمية) dispute panel sided against the European bloc in a trade quarrel that stretches back two years.حلقة الوصل

Trump talks trade with EU, varied differences remain – رويترز – By Alastair Macdonald and Steve Holland(قد 25)

“…Trump also agreed to setting up a joint EU-U.S. “action planon trade, in an indication the new occupant of the White House is not as set on shunning free trade deals and promoting protectionism as some in Europe had feared he might.” – حلقة الوصل

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

Farming the World: الصين?s Epic Race to Avoid a Food Crisis – بلومبرغ (قد 22)

“… الصين?s efforts to buy or lease agricultural land in developing nations show that building farms and ranches abroad won?t be enoughIf it is to have enough affordable food for its population in the second half of this century, it will need to make sure the world grows food for 9 مليار شخص. Its answer is technology.” – حلقة الوصل

أنظر أيضا😕China Pushes Public to Accept GMO as Syngenta Takeover Nears

Kenya farmers pray for Genetically Modified seeds to fight droughtCoastweek / شينخوا – By Ronald Njoroge Kitale (قد 19)

“[Margaret] Simiyu together with millions of other small scale farmers are banking on biotech maize seeds to increase their farm productivity.” – حلقة الوصل

Soil Health Institute Announces Action PlanAgWiredBy Cindy Zimmerman (قد 18)

?This is an exciting time to be working in soil health,? said SHI president and CEO Wayne Honeycutt. ?The action plan identifies critical goals and priorities. It helps identify key gaps in our knowledge and implementation?و نحن?ve identified specific actionable steps to achieve these things.? – حلقة الوصل

Pests and pathogens could cost agriculture billions: نقل – رويترز (قد 18)

“التقرير, released by the Royal Botanic Gardens (RBG) at Kew in London, said that an increase in international trade and travel had left flora facing rising threats from invasive pests and pathogens, and called for greater biosecurity measures.” – حلقة الوصل

Why Big Data Hasn?t Yet Made a Dent on Farms – وول ستريت جورنال – By Eliot Brown (قد 15)

Startups designed to use information to boost agricultural productivity are struggling. So now tech companies are changing their approach.” – حلقة الوصل

المحاصيل المعدلة وراثيا, the answer to climate changeThe Hindu BusinessLine (الهند) – By Shivendra Bajaj (قد 24)

It is acknowledged that GM technology may not be able to provide solutions to all problems but this should not be a reason for its exclusion as well. All technologies that are safe should be adopted and let the farmers decide what works for them best.” – حلقة الوصل

South Africa’s 2017 maize crop seen almost doubling to record harvest – رويترز (قد 23) – حلقة الوصل

 

سياسات, REGULATORY, النشاط, آخر:

Whole Foods Would Look a Lot Different If It Were Science-BasedNew York MagazineBy Jenny Splitter (قد 17)

Why not revolutionize grocery shopping all over again? Only this time, the revolution should be powered by science and agronomy, and not misleading marketing.” – حلقة الوصل

Plant-based milk debate heats up as state regulators weigh in at NCIMS meeting?- Dairy Reporter – إلين واتسون?(قد 17)

State milk regulators have weighed into the plant-based milk debate in a vote that was hailed by the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF)?as ?the strongest statement yet that the abuse of dairy terms has gone too far,“?but dismissed as unhelpful by the Plant Based Foods Association (PBFA).” – حلقة الوصل

Activists claim that without long-term studies, GMOs cannot be considered safe: What does science say? -?مشروع محو الأمية الوراثية -?

There have been more than a?thousand studies, most of them by independent researchers, documenting the safety of GMOs.” – حلقة الوصل

Fake news is nothing new: 6 pseudo-news websites have colored GMO debate for years -?مشروع محو الأمية الوراثية – بواسطة?

Some of these sites focus directly on GMOs, while others provide a forum for selling products, and still others take a broad stroke on a number of environmental and health issues.” – حلقة الوصل

Agriculture is changing, regulations need to keep pace – التل – By Margaret M. Zeigler (قد 23)

“…it is especially important that government regulatory systems help foster productivity and innovation while avoiding unnecessary costs, delays and burdens to the agriculture sector.” – حلقة الوصل

Reasons for buying free-range eggs: Assumptions turned upside-down?- Food Navigator AsiaBy RJ Whitehead (قد 24)

The decision to choose free-range is more likely to be based on a perception that the eggs are more nutritious than concern for the welfare of the chickens that laid them.” – حلقة الوصل

Risky move? Inside look at why Russia has turned against GMOs -?مشروع محو الأمية الوراثية – بواسطة??

“اليوم?s Russian government doesn?t include an agency as influential and sophisticated as the FDA. According to Volchkov,?As soon as GMO products appeared, the government realized it had to regulate it. It wasn?t clear what they had to do.? – حلقة الوصل