News items related to ag tech, 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 come back and check the page during the week.

التجارة, TRADE RELATED, INFRASTRUCTURE:

TPP chief negotiators to meet in Japan in mid-JulyThe Japan Times / Kyodo (قد 30)

The planned meeting comes after the trade ministers of the remaining 11 TPP states agreed May 21 to complete preparatory work by November to quickly put the deal into force.” – حلقة الوصل

Pressing need to conclude RCEP as soon as possible – النجمة (Malaysia) – Opinion by Mergawati Zulfakar (قد 29)

The deadline to conclude RCEP has been postponed thrice and that says a lot about the progress.” – حلقة الوصل

Trump criticizes German trade surplus, againNew Zealand Herald / من (قد 28)

Trump is not the only leader to criticize Germany’s trade surplus. Then-Prime Minister Matteo Renzi of Italy said last year that it wasn’t good for the eurozone economy.” – حلقة الوصل

شرق أفريقيا: EAC-Europe Trade Deal Signing Put On HoldallAfrica / The East African (قد 27)

East African heads of state have jointly agreed that the EAC members who have not signed the European Union-EAC Economic Partnership Agreement (وكالة حماية البيئة) should not do so pending clarification of contentious issues that have been highlighted in the agreement.” – حلقة الوصل

لها. Grassley: Locking the barn door on NAFTA won’t create jobs or prosperityFox NewsOpinion by Sen. Chuck Grassley (قد 26)

World trade brings a rising tide of prosperity, lifting more people than ever into the middle class.” – حلقة الوصل

 

EU, US to set up joint task force to make progress on trade in Trump eraEurActiveBy Daniela Vincenti (قد 25)

The European Union and the United States agreed on Thursday (25 قد) to set up a joint delegation to increase trade cooperation, after the EU-US free trade deal negotiations were put on ice with the election of Donald Trump.” – حلقة الوصل

Wilbur Ross says he’s ‘open to resumingtalks on mega-trade deal with EuropeCNBCBy Lori Ann LaRocco (قد 30)

“”It’s no mistake that, while we withdrew from TPP the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact with Pacific Rim nations we did not withdraw from TTIP,” Ross said.” – حلقة الوصل

 

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

RESEARCHERS TEST SELF-DESTRUCTING MOTH PEST IN CABBAGE PATCH – وكالة انباء – By Mary Esch (قد 29)

It’s a pesticide-free attempt to control invasive diamondback moths, a voracious consumer of cabbage, broccoli and other cruciferous crops that’s notorious for its ability to shrug off every new poison in the agricultural arsenal.” – حلقة الوصل

Sustainability myth: Stanford misleads students about organic farmings reduced environmental impact -

To have raised all U.S. crops as organic in 2014 would have required farming of 109 million more acres of land. That is an area equivalent to all the parkland and wildland areas in the lower 48 states, أو 1.8 times as much as all the urban land in the nation.” – حلقة الوصل

سياسات, REGULATORY, ACTIVISM, OTHER:

 

When Organic Food IsntNational ReviewBy Julie Kelly (قد 25)

The organic industry has long peddled the myth that its food is healthier and better for the environment. Consumers buy organic because they wrongly believe its grown locally and without pesticides. Now there are serious questions about whether most of the pricey products labeled by our government as organic actually are.” – حلقة الوصل

تنزانيا: Govt’s Pledge On Availability of SeedsallAfrica / The CitizenBy Zephania Ubwani (قد 29)

The move is aimed at enabling seed traders from the private sector supplied with improved varieties directly from the agricultural research centres unlike in the past.” – حلقة الوصل

GM mustards a major step forwardThe Hindu BusinessLineBy CD Mayee (قد 30)

Its safe, its effective and its swadeshi, and the sooner its approved, the better for our farmers and scientists” – حلقة الوصل