أخبار البنود المتعلقة التكنولوجيا آغ, 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 inأخضرفي الجزء السفلي من أقسام). Be sure to come back and check the page during the week.


Note: For the last two full weeks of July the ‘Must Readsection with recent news of interest is going to be combined into one posting.


التجارة, المتصلة بالتجارة, بنية تحتية:

Trump administration unveils goals in renegotiating NAFTAThe Washington PostBy Ana Swanson (يوليو 17)

Democrats were critical of the measures, saying they didn’t go far enoughRepublicans were more positive about the statement, though some still had criticisms.” – حلقة الوصل

EU, Brazil to propose farm subsidies overhaul to appease developing nationsPoliticoBy Simon Marks (يوليو 17)

The European Union and Brazil will tell the World Trade Organization on Monday they are ready to shake up generousfarm subsidies to reform a global trade landscape widely seen as stacked against emerging countries.” – حلقة الوصل

China Border Tensions Cloud Asia Trade Pact Talks in India – بلومبرغ – By Shruti Srivastava (يوليو 18)

The challenge for RCEP is that China would want a quick end to the deal so that it can establish itself as a leader of world trade,” saidPalit. “اليابان, New Zealand wont be in favor of concluding early as they would want a high quality agreement.However RCEP is a low-quality agreement as it is not going beyond tariff cuts and investment.” – حلقة الوصل

US announces start of NAFTA talks in Washington on Aug 16 – CNBC / رويترز (يوليو 19)

They will take place in Washington from Aug. 16-20, الامريكى. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer said.” – حلقة الوصل

US and China emerge from trade talks without agreementBBC News (يوليو 20)

The two sides did not issue a joint statement or action plan after the meeting and cancelled scheduled press conferences.” – حلقة الوصل

Food shipments halted at Chinese ports increases by 325% – Food Navigator Asia -By RJ Whitehead (يوليو 19)

Some 35,000 tonnes of imported food products failed to pass Chinese quality inspections last year, according to food safety authorities.” – حلقة الوصل

New agreement will allow US rice exports to ChinaBBC News (يوليو 21)

China has agreed to allow imports of rice from the US for the first timeIt follows trade talks between the two countries that resulted in little progress on other issues.” – حلقة الوصل

Industry players outline their wish lists for NAFTA 2.0 and express anxiety about renegotiationFood Navigator USA -By Elizabeth Crawford (يوليو 27)

While most agricultural industry leaders gathered on Capitol Hill yesterday urged lawmakers and the current administration to tread lightly when it comes to renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement, some indicated specific areas for improvement.” – حلقة الوصل

Japan slaps 50% tariff on U.S. frozen beef, first such action in 14 سنوات – MarketWatch / وول ستريت جورنال – By Yoko Kubota (يوليو 28) – حلقة الوصل



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

Let’s Talk About GMOs And The EnvironmentGMO Answers (يونيو 30)

GMOs are one of the best tools farmers have to help protect and preserve our natural resources. Learn how they help us address some of todays most pressing environmental challenges.” – حلقة الوصل

This Is How Gene-Editing Will Change The Food You Eat – Forbes.com – By Jon Markman (يوليو 11)

In the near future, scientists will engineer food that grows faster and does not spoil. This is the promise of CRISPR/Cas 9, a game-changing gene-editingtool.” – حلقة الوصل

Fall Armyworms on March Across AfricaVoice of AmericaBy Sora Halake (يوليو 14)

A recently arrived species of armyworm has spread to 21 African countries and threatens the continent’s main food staple, الذرة…” – حلقة الوصل

Making the case for sustainability in industrial agriculture – مشروع محو الأمية الوراثية – By Ted Nordhaus (يوليو 21)

Failure to understanding these basic dynamics too often results in advocacy and policy that is simply misguided. Debates about specific agricultural technologies and environmental impacts often lose sight of the forest through the trees in terms of the relationship between food production and the environment.” – حلقة الوصل

SoftBank Vision Fund Leads $200 Million Bet on Indoor Farms – بلومبرغ – By Selina Wang (يوليو 19)

TheSoftBank Group Corp.chiefs Vision Fund is leading a $200 million investment in Silicon Valley startup Plenty, which says it has cracked the code on growing crops indoors super efficiently…. In recent years several companies including Atlanta-based Podponics, Vancouvers LocalGarden and Chicago-area FarmedHere have shut down indoor farms because they werent economically viable.” – حلقة الوصل


سياسات, REGULATORY, النشاط, آخر:

China approves two more GMO crops for import, DuPont disappointed – رويترز – By Dominique Patton (يوليو 17)

But it leaves four other products owned by Monsanto, DuPont and Dow still on a waiting list pending approval from Beijing.” – حلقة الوصل

Mark Zuckerberg Visitas a Cattle Ranch – AgWeb – By Sara Brown (يوليو 14)

Technology farmers and ranchers use was obviously of interesting to Zuckerberg.” – حلقة الوصل

The Organic Industry Is in TurmoilNational ReviewBy Julie Kelly (يوليو 12)

“ال [واشنطن] Post reported that the fraudulent imports were large enough to constitute a meaningful proportion of the U.S. supply of those commodities, a troubling development that should raise serious questions about the veracity of the organic label…” – حلقة الوصل

How Berkeley-led academics conspired with anti-GMO groups to attack Food Evolution movie – مشروع محو الأمية الوراثية – By Stephan Neidenbach (يوليو 17)

A University of California BerkeleyPhD candidate wrote a widely publicized letter attacking the science documentaryتطور الغذاءin June (signed by more than 40 other academics) at the behest of the very groups exposed in the film, without disclosing her connection…” – حلقة الوصل

Non-GMO Project Is Spreading Fake News Again But Still Has A Grip On Our Food Supply – Forbes.com – By Kavin Senapathy (يوليو 13)

The Non-GMO Project is among the most ubiquitous fringe organizations in North America.” – حلقة الوصل

Judge dismisses suit against General Mills over ‘naturaloats label in granola barsMinneapolis Star-TribuneBy Kristen Leigh Painter (يوليو 17)

“…the plaintiffsparticular claims made in the caseare simply not plausible.” [Judge] Davis said the plaintiffsargument holds the Nature Valley bars to more stringent standards than the federal government holds organic products. Foods labeled as organic are allowed to contain chemical pesticide residue of less than 5 percent of the Environmental Protection Agency’s tolerance level.” – حلقة الوصل

EU’s biggest farmer slams GM policyThe Scottish Farmer (يوليو 19)

Europe’s policy on GM crops ‘discriminatesagainst the burgeoning arable sector in its new eastern member states, Romania’s largest farmer has claimed.” – حلقة الوصل

(*NoteLucian Buzdugan is a Global Farmer Network member)

African biosafety agencies move to bridge GMO communication gapThe Independent (أوغندا) – By Isaac Khisa (يوليو 20) – حلقة الوصل