أخبار البنود المتعلقة التكنولوجيا آغ, التكنولوجيا الحيوية, تجارة ? وربما بعض العناصر الأخرى المثيرة للاهتمام المتعلقة بالزراعة ? will be posted on this page throughout the week (as the week progresses newest items will be in?أخضر?في الجزء السفلي من أقسام). ?Be sure to come back and check the page during the week.

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Given the July 4th holiday in the U.S. delayed news postings a bit and that was not started until Thursday the 6th, we’re just going to combine this week and next week into a singular page. ?Enjoy.

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التجارة, المتصلة بالتجارة, بنية تحتية:

EU and Japan reach free trade dealBBC News (يوليو 6)

“ومع ذلك, few specific details are known and a full, workable agreement may take some time. Two of the most important sectors are Japanese cars and, for Europe, EU farming goods into JapanEven once the agreement is fully signed, the deal is likely to have in place long transition clauses of up to 15 years to allow sectors in both countries time to adjust to the new outside competition.” – حلقة الوصل

A new trade deal between the EU and Japan – الإيكونوميست (يوليو 8 edition)

Besides slashing tariffs on cheese and cars, it sends a message to Donald Trump” – حلقة الوصل

Global Trade Rebounds Despite Trump?s Protectionist Threats – بلومبرغ – By Enda Crran (يوليو 5) – حلقة الوصل

US Farmers Plow Through Uncertain Trade EnvironmentVOA NewsBy Kane Farabaugh (يونيو 29) – حلقة الوصل

America’s trade partners are less aggressive under TrumpCNNMoneyBy Ivana Kottsaova (يوليو 5)

President Trump’s aggressive stance on global trade may be working in America’s favor.” – حلقة الوصل

البرازيل: Main Points of Mercosur-EU Trade Deal Need to Be Concluded in DecemberVOA / رويترز (يوليو 6) – حلقة الوصل

ورقة رابحة?s trade threats appear to be working ? for nowWashington Post, WonkblogBy Elizabeth Winkler (يوليو 7)

The world?s largest economies have responded to Trump?s trade threats with less protectionism, not more, according to a new study by Global Trade Alert, which has monitored protectionism among countries in the Group of 20 since 2008.” – حلقة الوصل

Merkel reiterates support for US-EU trade deal – سانت. Louis Post-Dispatch / من (يوليو 11)

The dpa news agency reported Tuesday that Merkel told a business audience in Bavaria that President Donald Trump’s administration had signaled it is ready to negotiate and thatfor me a Trans-Atlantic agreement remains on the daily agenda.”” – حلقة الوصل

US formally demands FTA renegotiationThe Korea TimesBy Park Hyong-ki (يوليو 13)

The United States has officially requested South Korea to start theprocess of negotiating to remove barriers to U.S. trade and consider needed amendmentsto the U.S.-Korea free trade agreement (KORUS FTA).” – حلقة الوصل

 

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

Cows of the future: Florida scientists bid to create genetically-modified, heat-resistant cows which will boost beef industryFirstPost (الهند) (يوليو 3) – حلقة الوصل

NIPGR develops Genetically Modified rice that can reduce phosphorus fertilizer usageDept of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science & تقنية (الهند) – حلقة الوصل

Genetic engineering tool generates antioxidant-rich purple riceScience Magazineحلقة الوصل

Amish farmers square off against Big Organic in milk battleThe Washington PostBy Peter Whoriskey (يوليو 5)

Why did the amount of organic milk rise almost three times as fast as the number of organic cows?” – حلقة الوصل

Genetically Engineered Moths Coming to a Cabbage Patch Near YouMIT Technology ReviewBy Emily Mullin (يوليو 7)

Open-air tests of self-destructing moths mark a new frontier for GMOs.” – حلقة الوصل

New cassava varieties to ease hunger pangsMediaMax (كينيا) – By Wahinya Henry (يوليو 3)

“…disease-resistant and nutritionally-enhanced varieties are expected to improve the livelihoods and health status of???Kenyans and in Africa.” – حلقة الوصل

Queensland breakthrough brings golden glow to new provitamin A-rich varietyThe Land (أستراليا) – By Mike Foley (يوليو 8)

?What we?ve done is take a gene from a banana that originated in Papua New Guinea and is naturally very high in provitamin A, but has small bunches, and inserted it into a Cavendish banana…” – حلقة الوصل

Bananas with boosted vitamin A developed in Queensland to save African lives (حروف أخبار (أستراليا) – By Louisa Rebgetz (يوليو 6) – حلقة الوصل

Results of gene editing could be seen in livestock industry in a few yearsThe Land (أستراليا) – By Lucy Kinbacher July 10) – حلقة الوصل

?I would hope that sanity will rule the day because DNA is safe, we have been eating it since the beginning of time and there is nothing toxic being made…?Our focus has been to use natural (science elements) that already exist to improve the animals in ways that we can?t.? – حلقة الوصل

6000 farmers cultivating Bt Brinjal in BangladeshThe Financial Express (Bangledesh) (يوليو 10) – حلقة الوصل

Zapping Noxious Weeds On Organic Farms Is Harder Than You ThinkNPR, The Salt / Northwest Public RadioBy Courtney Flatt (يوليو 10)

We’re struggling. We’ve got a couple of [organic] fields that have some real thistle problemsThis is the third time this year that Hunton has tine-weeded this field. It’s an all-day job. In his conventional wheat fields, he can spray once and be done with it. “We use a lot of steel and diesel to control weeds…”” – حلقة الوصل

Talking Dicamba With Farmers???What I?تعلمت – MediumBy Robb Fraley (يوليو 11)

Importantly, what I heard from the vast majority of the growers, consultants and academicians that I?ve met and spoken with is this is an important tool and it can be used effectively and safely.” – حلقة الوصل

East African scientists turn to gene sequencing against ‘Ebola of plants’ – CNN, Marketplace AfricaBy Kieron Monks (يوليو 11)

The outbreak could have a catastrophic impact if it continues to spread. But local specialists are working with an international coalition and state-of-the-art technology to defeat it.” – حلقة الوصل

 

سياسات, REGULATORY, النشاط, آخر:

تطور الغذاء – HawaiiFarmers DaughterBy Joni Kamiya (يونيو 27)

“إنه?s a movie of hope for the future and a challenge for many to face the reality of what they may believe.” – حلقة الوصل

Review -?Documentary ‘Food Evolutionturns to reason to discuss GMO controversyLos Angeles TimesBy Kenneth Turan (يونيو 29)

But taking as his theme a quote attributed to Mark Twain that posits, “It’s easier to fool people than to convince them they have been fooled,” filmmaker Kennedy wants us to consider the notion that much of what we feel about GMOs may be wrong.” – حلقة الوصل

رأي: GMO opponents in ?frenzied heat? trying to discredit Food Evolution movie – مشروع محو الأمية الوراثية – By Joan Conrow (يونيو 29) – حلقة الوصل

Anti-biotech group uses big tobacco strategy to refute GM researchWestern Producer (كندا) – By Stuart Smith (يونيو 29)

The USRTK [US Right to Know] is a U.S. shell organization (funded by more than $400,000 per year from the organic industry) created to attack academic research on the benefits of biotechnology and genetically modified crops. The organization works to attack, discredit and scare academics.” – حلقة الوصل

Fear-based food labels do far more harm than goodDelaware news JournalBy Kent Messer (يونيو 30)

“الهدف? Distinguish their products from those of their competitors, and drive up sales in the process. While these tactics are often touted in the context of providing ?transparency? for the consumer, they aren?t always truthful or based in science.” – حلقة الوصل

Farmers Fight to Plant GE Maize MON810 in ItalyCrop Biotech Update, Ishaaa (يونيو 28) – حلقة الوصل

‘Nano scare’: Scientists blast Friends of the Earth for ‘facileinfant formula claimsFood Navigator Asia -?بواسطة?Gary Scattergood (يوليو 3)

Reports that some infant formula products on sale in Australia and New Zealand contain potentially ‘dangerous’?nanoscale particles have been dismissed by regulators and scientists ??with one branding it blatant ‘scaremongering’.” – حلقة الوصل

No gluten-free hosts for Eucharist, Vatican says, but GMOs OKFrance24 / AFP (يوليو 8) – حلقة الوصل

?Nigeria yet to tap benefits of biotechnology? – The Nation (نيجيريا) – By Blessing Olaifa and Olugbenga Adanikin (يوليو 9) – حلقة الوصل

Biotechnology a key to food securitySun Star (الفلبين) – By Ace June Rell S. Perz (يوليو 9)

“…scientific technology gives farmers a fighting chance to cope with the many challenges and obstacles they face in farming.” – حلقة الوصل

USDA to publish draft of GMO labeling rule this fallFood Navigator USA -?بواسطة?Elaine Watson (يوليو 11)

USDA will publish a draft of its proposed federal GMO labeling rule in the fall of this year (which will be subject to public comment) and says it is ?working hard to meet the schedule in order to issue a final rule on the law in July 2018.? – حلقة الوصل

MEPs oppose GM herbicide resistant soybean importsFood Navigator -?جين بيرن (يوليو 12)

Environment MEPs have called on the EU Commission not to authorize imports of products into the EU made from herbicide resistant soybean, DAS-68416-4.” – حلقة الوصل

Science role in food is ?urgent?, claims tech bodyFoodManufacture.co.uk -?By Noli Dinkovski (يوليو 10)

There is a??clear and urgent??need for science and technology to play a role in sustainable food and food security, according to a report by the Institute of Food Science & تقنية (IFST).” – حلقة الوصل

رأي: The Non-GMO ProjectCreating fake news at the grocery storeAgri-PulseBy Randy Krotz (يوليو 6)

Going to the grocery store has become a parallel experience to reading political opinions online ? half truths, emotional visuals, and the ability to exist in an echo chamber only interacting with others just like you.” – حلقة الوصل

GUEST ARTICLE: Can the food industry learn from the GMO story? Five ways to earn trust in gene editingFood Navigator USA -?By Charlie Arnot, المدير التنفيذي, The Center for Food Integrity, 12-Jul-2017

If you care about GMO labeling, you only have a few more days to respond to USDA’s 30 questions* about how to implement the new law. The looming deadline is both a stark reminder of the controversy around GMOs that brought the food industry to this point and a cue to learn valuable lessons that can be applied to the tremendous opportunity of gene editing.” – حلقة الوصل