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Almost assuredly there are some folks who readflying cowsin the title and reactively snapped to the thought of some nefarious ‘big agplot or scientific experiment

Well, if you did, then go ahead and settle down. ?Just having some fun with you. ?The ‘plotis actually current trade issues and disruptions, and some dairy cattle are simply hitching a ride on Qatar Airlines (see story below).

أيضا, there’s some pretty important news that came out mid-week via Reuters:

Glyphosate BattleCancer agency left in the dark over glyphosate evidence (By Kate Kelland, رويترز – يونيو 14, 2017)

The World Health Organization’s cancer agency says a common weedkiller isprobably carcinogenic.The scientist leading that review knew of fresh data showing no cancer linkbut he never mentioned it and the agency did not take it into account.” – حلقة الوصل


التجارة, المتصلة بالتجارة, بنية تحتية:

Flying Cows to Qatar Is One Man?s Way to Beat the Saudis – بلومبرغ – By Mohammed Serge and Donna Abu-Nasr (يونيو 13)

The showdown between Qatar and its neighbors has disrupted trade, split families and threatened?to alter long-standing geopolitical alliances. إنه?s also prompted one Qatari businessman to fly 4,000 cows to the Gulf desert in an act of resistance and opportunity?to fill the void left by a collapse in the supply of fresh milk.” – حلقة الوصل?

الامريكى. business group urges trade fixes ahead of China’s party congress – رويترز (يونيو 8)

Social and economic stability is seen as a top priority for China’s ruling elite ahead of a 5-yearly party congress this fall. Diplomats suggest that turmoil in relations with the United States would be an unwanted distraction for Xi ahead of a tricky leadership transition within the party.” – حلقة الوصل

Canada’s premiers leave D.C. hopefulThe Hamilton Spectator / The Canadian Press (يونيو 8)

“…expressing hope that the upcoming renegotiation of NAFTA will be quick and relatively pain-free, rather than a drawn-out bargaining slugfest.” – حلقة الوصل

Azev?do: We must ensure trade contributes to solving problems faced by leaders today – منظمة التجارة العالمية (يونيو 8)

“[Azev?do] expressed the hope that this success could signal the start of a ?new era? ? ?one which works to spread the benefits of trade in the way we all want to see? – حلقة الوصل

Africa Corn Silos Overflow in South as Food Crisis Hits East – بلومبرغ (قد 29)

?Transport costs, import-export bans, restrictions on genetically modified grain and local politics all hinder trade…في افريقيا, you can only move so much produce.? – حلقة الوصل

Trump Stumps for Infrastructure Plan – AgWeb – By Ben Potter (يونيو 7) – حلقة الوصل
Trump Expected To Restrict Trade, Travel With Cuba – الإذاعة الوطنية العامة (يونيو 12) – حلقة الوصل
US dairy groups urge prioritizing trade with Mexico when NAFTA renegotiation begins – Food Navigator USA -?By Mary Ellen Shoup (يونيو 13)

When US negotiators begin the process of modernizing and updating NAFTA, US dairy groups have stated maintaining a dependable trade relationship with Mexico and removing trade barriers in Canada remain priorities.” – حلقة الوصل

?Britain 0, Insanity 2?: How the U.K. Election May Play OutKnowledge@Wharton (يونيو 9)

The only certainty about this week?s British election is the uncertainty it has created over Brexit ? on top of all the uncertainty that preceded it.” – حلقة الوصل

Shipping Giants Are Looking to Self-Piloting Boats to Shift CargoMIT Technology Review -?By Jamie Condliffe (يونيو 9)

Millions of containers could be hauled by robotic ships within the next decade.” – حلقة الوصل

Is Trump Becoming More Friendly To Trade? – ثروة – By Alan Wolff (يونيو 12)

Lost in this high-profile series of steps where America was seemingly distancing itself from its allies in dealing with issues of common economic and security concern, was a positive statement on trade policy that the U.S. and its major allies issued at the G7 Summit…” – حلقة الوصل


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


Crop biotechnology, often referred to as genetically modified (GM) المحاصيل, has now been widely used by farmers in 26 countries, for over 20 سنوات. Despite it providing many global environmental and economic benefits over this period, many farmers, in many countries, continue to be denied access to this innovative agricultural tool. This needs to change.” – حلقة الوصل

Robots Wielding Water Knives are the Future of FarmingWIREDBy Matt Simon (قد 31)

“…robots will definitely support the dwindling farming workforce. Fewer immigrant workers are coming to the fields, and their demographics are shifting.” – حلقة الوصل

سياسات, REGULATORY, النشاط, آخر:

Brazil approves world’s first commercial GM sugarcane: developer CTC – رويترز – By Ana Mano (يونيو 8)

“…first time such permission has been granted anywhere in the world.” – حلقة الوصل

Court stays Whitewave almondmilk lawsuit: ‘Whether plant-based ‘milkshould be deemed an ‘imitationfits squarely within the FDA?s authority – Food Navigator USA -?إلين واتسون (يونيو 12)

A lawsuit alleging Silk almondmilk is falsely advertised as nutritionally equivalent to dairy milk has been stayed by a judge on primary jurisdiction grounds, while a near-identical case filed by the same law firm over Almond Breeze has been thrown out after a different judge found the same allegations to be ?patently implausible.?” – حلقة الوصل

*Also see related news from EU:

European Court of Justice says purely plant-based products can?t use dairy namesDairy Reporter -?By Jim Cornall (يونيو 14)

The Court of Justice of the European Union in Luxembourg today announced purely plant-based products cannot, in principle, be marketed with designations such as ?حليب?, ?cream?, ?butter?, ?cheese? أو ?yogurt?, which are reserved by EU law for animal products.” – حلقة الوصل

Farewell to Fairtrade: Sainsbury’s defends in-house sustainable sourcing certification?- Food NavigatorBy David Burrows (يونيو 9)

UK supermarket Sainsbury?س, the world?s biggest retailer of Fairtrade goods, has launched its own sustainable sourcing programme for more than 35 key commodities and ingredients. Campaigners, farmers and some manufacturers have cried foul, but are they being fair?” – حلقة الوصل

Activists, AGs file appeal of EPA denial of chlorpyrifos petition – غرب مزرعة الصحافة – By Forrest Laws (يونيو 6)
Environmental and labor groups claim EPA has reversed its decision on chlorpyrifos safety during change of administrators.” – حلقة الوصل
Scientists back GM mustard, say will help create better hybridsDeccan Herald (الهند) (يونيو 6)

The National Academy of Agriculture Sciences (NAAS), مع 625 members, adopted a resolution on the commercialisation of GM mustard, seeking immediate release of the crop in the field.” – حلقة الوصل

USDA Helps Expand Rural Broadband Infrastructure in Four StatesSouthWest Farm Press (يونيو 8)
Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue today announced that USDA is making those loans, totaling $43.6 مليون, available in hopes that better internet access can stimulate rural economies.” – حلقة الوصل
Attack of the Killer Petunias – وول ستريت جورنال -?By Henry I. Miller (يونيو 12)

Harmless flowers are destroyed since they were genetically modified but not Washington-approved.” – حلقة الوصل (Subscription-based)

Words matter: Goodbye ?الكائنات المعدلة وراثيا?? -?مشروع محو الأمية الوراثية – بواسطة?

“…actual scientists rarely (if ever) use the ?الكائنات المعدلة وراثيا? designation in technical parlance. It first regularly was highlighted in rhetoric opposing the technology, and since has sadly been adopted by mainstream media.” – حلقة الوصل

Forget GMOs. The next big battle is over genetically ?edited? foodsThe Washington Post, WonkblogBy Caitlin Dewey (يونيو 13)

According to the Pew Research Center, تقريبا 40 percent of Americans believe GMOs are bad for their health. This assertion is not supported by science, which has concluded that the genetically modified crops on the market are safe for consumption.” – حلقة الوصل