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Congratulations to Jayson Lusk, ال 2017 Borlaug CAST Communication Award recipient! ?The news was announced on April 27 by The Council for Agricultural Science and Technology (المصبوب) who will present him the award at the World Food Prize Symposium on October 18 في دي موين, أيوا.



التجارة, المتصلة بالتجارة, بنية تحتية:

?Trump signs two executive orders on trade – CNN – By Daniella Diaz and Eugene Scott (أبريل 29)

One of the orders directs a review of all existing trade agreements and the second establishes an Office of Trade and Manufacturing.” – حلقة الوصل

With Trump?s shifts on trade, unease and uncertainty north and south of the borderWashington PostBy Karen DeYoung and Philip Rucker (أبريل 28)

Since taking office, Trump has set out to unsettle and surprise his allies and adversaries alike, and by that measure he has succeeded.” – حلقة الوصل

Bilateral or Multilateral: Which Trade Partnerships Work Best? – Knowledge@Wharton, U. of Pennsylvania – (أبريل 27)

The new administration?s trade advisors, led by economist Peter Navarro, argue that greater dependence on bilateral ? rather than multilateral ? trade agreements will enable U.S. negotiators to craft provisions that provide maximum advantages for U.S. exporters and consumers. What are the arguments in favor of, and against, such an approach?” – حلقة الوصل

DG Azev?do: Global trade challenges are best tackled through the multilateral system – منظمة التجارة العالمية, Speech by DG Roberto?Azev?do (أبريل 28)

The WTO should seek to bolster global economic cooperation in order to leave a strong and well-functioning trading system for future generations, said Director-General Roberto Azev?do at an event organized in Geneva by the ICTSD and Friedrich Ebert Stiftung on ?the future of the WTO and the role of the G20 economies.” – حلقة الوصل

East Africa’s Trade Deal With Europe Buckles – الفريك / Institute for Security Studies (أبريل 27)

“… many African governments and industrialists still believe the EU is bullying them into opening their markets.” – حلقة الوصل

EU trade commissioner says bloc will do post-Brexit free trade deal with UK ‘for sure’ – التلغراف (المملكة المتحدة) – By Jack Maidment (أبريل 27)

Cecilia Malmstrom, the EU Commissioner for Trade, has now said the bloc will reach a free trade agreement with the UK after its divorce from Brussels.” – حلقة الوصل

Milk is sour issue in U.S.-Canada trade talks as Trump seeks Nafta renegotiationUSA Today By?Roger Yu??(أبريل 27)

While much of the discussions about NAFTA’s long-term effects?have focused on U.S.-Mexico trade, the milk dispute?shows that ?not everything on the U.S.-Canada side is rosy…” – حلقة الوصل

In or out of TPP, Washington’s pressure has Tokyo fretting – مراجعة آسيا نيكي (أبريل 28)

Fears in Japan grow that US will want more concessions in bilateral deal” – حلقة الوصل

Exclusive: Trump vows to fix or scrap South Korea trade deal, wants missile system payment – رويترز (أبريل 28)

“الامريكى. President Donald Trump told Reuters on Thursday he will either renegotiate or terminate what he called ahorriblefree trade deal with South Korea…” – حلقة الوصل

GOP growing frustrated with Trump’s trade threats – التل – By Alexander Bolton (قد 1)

They immediately registered their alarm with the administration after word leaked last week that Trump was considering an executive order to pull out of the trade pact [نافتا].” – حلقة الوصل

2020 hopeful McAuliffe to Mexico to promote trade targeted by TrumpWashington ExaminerBy Paul Bedard (قد 1)

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, one of several Democrats considering a 2020 presidential bid, is on a trade mission to Mexico where he will push for the type of deals President Trump is targeting in his renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement.” – حلقة الوصل

الامريكى. ends ban on importing Argentine lemons, angering California citrus growersLos Angeles Times / من (قد 2)

“?We see this as an achievement of more than 15 years to prove the phytosanitary conditions and their viability,? said Jose Carbonell, the president of the Argentine Citrus Federation.” – حلقة الوصل

Governments Worldwide Pursue Free Trade Agreements, With One ExceptionThe USA – Forbes.com – By John Brinkley (قد 3)

“…other countries are racing ahead with agreements that exclude the United States.” – حلقة الوصل

Talks kick off on ‘TPP 11pact minus US – مراجعة آسيا نيكي (قد 3)

New top dog Japan aims to keep deal’s terms intact” – حلقة الوصل

U.S., Canada Both Practice Protectionism – وول ستريت جورنال – By Michael Taube (قد 3)

Trump is right about dairy supply management, but he?s wrong about the softwood-lumber dispute.” – حلقة الوصل


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

Healthier beer and drought-proof crops? Scientists crack barley’s genetic code – حروف أخبار (أستراليا) – بواسطة?Jake Sturmer and Bridget Fitzgerald?(أبريل 26)

Scientists have cracked the genetic code of one of Australia’s most important grains ? شعير ? opening up the potential for healthier beer and more importantly drought resistant crops.” – حلقة الوصل

You Want Better Beer? Good. Here’s a Better Barley GenomeWIREDBy Adam Rogers (أبريل 26)

“هذا الاسبوع, that work got a serious push forward?one that could turn out to be as significant the moment six millennia ago when farmers in the Fertile Crescent started trying to breed improvements into the tasty beer-making grass growing outside their huts.” – حلقة الوصل

Study: شمال كارولينا?s lack of refuge acres putting Bt corn at riskSoutheast Farm PressBy Matt Shipman (أبريل 24)
A new study from North Carolina State University finds a significant shortfall in the amount of ?refuge? cropland being planted in North Carolina ? likely increasing the rate at which crop pests will evolve the ability to safely devour genetically engineered Bt crops.” – حلقة الوصل
Can You Innovate Your Way to Better Beef, Chicken, or Fish? – ثروة – By Beth Kowitt (أبريل 24)

A promising class of startups believes the solution is not to ask eaters to give up meat but instead to make actual meat more sustainable and alternatives more convincingly meatlike. And the companies are turning to cutting-edge food technology to do it.” – حلقة الوصل

Reliable weather data impacting on farmers? عائدات – SciDevNetBy Alex Abutu (أبريل 26)

An expert says the project is helping farmers know when to plant crop” – حلقة الوصل

Advancements in agriculture, good for people and the planet – التل – توم فيلساك (أبريل 27)

Simply put, when a farmer transitions to a GMO crop, the environment benefits.” – حلقة الوصل

African youth take technology to agricultureThe East AfricanBy Allan Olingo (أبريل 29)

?The young people are quick in adapting to technology, bringing value addition to the current tertiary mode of farming…” – حلقة الوصل

Why your ?organic? milk may not be organicThe Washington PostBy Peter Whoriskey (قد 1)

The inspectors conducted the annual audit well after grazing season ? in November. That means that during the annual audit, inspectors would not have seen whether the cows were grazing as required, a breach of USDA inspection policy.” – حلقة الوصل

Apple-Picking Robot Prepares to Compete for Farm JobsMIT Technology ReviewBy Tom Simonite (قد 3)

Orchard owners say they need automation because seasonal farm labor is getting harder to come by.” – حلقة الوصل

New GMO to Reduce Cases of Liver Cancer – AgWeb – By Sonja Begemann (قد 3)

Amid the GMO debate, one researcher is striving to use genetic modification to not just improve crop health, but potentially save consumer lives. Aspergillus, which creates carcinogenic aflatoxin, can now be controlled through genetic modification.” – حلقة الوصل

GM crops sow seeds of global growthFinancial Times (المملكة المتحدة) – By Clive Cookson (قد 3)
Rise in planting nourished by commodity price recovery and enthusiasm among farmers” – حلقة الوصل

سياسات, REGULATORY, النشاط, آخر:


Give science a chance in Boulder County crop crackdownThe Denver PostBy Vincent Carroll (أبريل 22)

Boulder County has 25,000 acres of open space dedicated to agriculture and ranching, مع 16,000 acres in cropland. And it has an active policy of favoring organic farming in an effort to reach a 2020 goal of 20 percent organic crops. To that end, organic operations enjoy drastically reduced rents, infrastructure assistance and even a ?weed team? to help control weeds. And yet despite these advantages, 80 percent of organic operations still fail, the Daily Camera reported last year.” – حلقة الوصل

Farm Babe: The internet?s biggest culprits of fake news in agricultureAgDailyBy Michelle Miller (أبريل 25)

So who?s saying they?re [الكائنات المعدلة وراثيا] bad? The huge food corporations that want to sell organic foods made in China and charge a premium? Websites trying to sell you their ?non-GMO? alternative product? Well of course GMOs are magically bad according to them ? هم?re selling a competitive product ? sneaky.” – حلقة الوصل

How to Spot a Shockumentary: Food EditionFarm and Food Discussion LabBy Leah McGrath Apr 24)

Here?s a quick way you can discern whether you are watching a shockumentary meant to spread fear about our food without having to watch the whole show.” – حلقة الوصل

Use of biotechnology must to attain food security: BosanPakistan Today (أبريل 26)

Around 130 national and international academicians and scientists hailing from seven different countries including Turkey, Tunisia, السودان, إيران, Sri Lanka, and Uzbekistan attended a workshop held here to promote the safe use of modern biotechnology to attain the goal of food security and defeating hunger and poverty.” – حلقة الوصل

Kenyan scientist calls for increased funding for biotechnology researchXinhau (الصين) (أبريل 27)

Additional funding will help empower women’s participation in modern science especially Genetically Modified Organization that is the current innovation in agriculture…” – حلقة الوصل

Could the biotech disclosure law help shift perception of GMOs from good vs evil to simply a choice?? Food Navigator USA – By Elizabeth Crawford (11-May-2017)

In many ways, the conversation about GMOs has been a debate about good versus evil, but ingredient supplier Cargill wants to shift the discussion to one simply about choice ? a goal that one executive says can only achieved if manufacturers and suppliers start talking to consumers about the benefits GMOs offer.” – حلقة الوصل

CLEAN LABEL 2.0: Natural flavors and preservatives, pesticide residues, and Non-GMO in the spotlight?- Food Navigator USA – إلين واتسون?(27-Apr-2017)

Think ‘clean labeljust means ditching ?artificial? ingredients and avoiding anything attracting negative press (warranted or otherwise)? Think again. اليوم, brands are also questioning whether ?natural? flavors, preservatives and sweeteners are really ?clean,? whether Non-GMO claims should only apply to what’s in the final product, and whether pesticide residues ? even at trace levels ? belong in ?natural? أو ?clean label? foods. So where will this all lead?” – حلقة الوصل

GMO protestor throws Molotov cocktails at Monsanto facility in Europe – سانت. Louis Business JournalBy Steph Kukuljan (أبريل 27) – حلقة الوصل
بعد 55 years Silent Spring remains relevant – جنوب غرب مزرعة الصحافة – رون سميث (أبريل 28)
Some credit Silent Spring for creation of the Environmental Protection Agency, an organization that?s often condemned for regulatory overreach, but also praised for cleaning our water and air and protecting our soil.” – حلقة الوصل
China’s Appetite Pushes Fisheries to the BrinkThe New York TimesBy Andrew Jacobs (أبريل 30)
Having depleted the seas close to home, Chinese fishermen are sailing farther to exploit the waters of other countriesBut as they press toward other countries, Chinese fishermen have become entangled in a growing number of maritime disputes.” – حلقة الوصل
How desperately poor Bangladesh emerged as world innovator in pest-resistant, nutritionally fortified GM crops – مشروع محو الأمية الوراثية – By Steven Cerier (قد 3)

“?Agricultural technology has been central in ?making the country self-sufficient in food production,? says Bangladesh?s Agriculture Minister Matia Chowdhurry.” – حلقة الوصل

The government is going to counter ?misinformation? about GMO foodsWashington Post, WonkblogBy Caitlin Dewey (قد 3)

“أكثر من 50 agriculture and food industry groups had signed on to an April 18 letter urging the funding to counter ?a tremendous amount of misinformation about agricultural biotechnology in the public domain.? – حلقة الوصل