أخبار البنود المتعلقة التكنولوجيا آغ, التكنولوجيا الحيوية, تجارة ? وربما بعض المواضيع الأخرى المتعلقة بالزراعة ? will be posted on this page throughout the week (مع تقدم الأسبوع ، ستظهر أحدث العناصر?أخضر?في الجزء السفلي من أقسام). ?راجع صفحة خلال الأسبوع للحصول على التحديثات.

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This week GFN would also like to highlight the مشروع الأرز الذهبي and its efforts to address severe vitamin A deficiency, which can lead to blindness and other health issues, primarily in children.

The Philippine?Rice?Research Institute (PhilRice) and the International?Rice?Research Institute (IRRI) have submitted an application for a biosafety permit to allow Vitamin A-biofortified (GR2E)?أرز?to be used for food, تغذية, and processing in the Philippines. بالاضافة, IRRI has also applied to include the?أرز?in the Food Standards Australia New Zealand Code (FSANZ) to prevent any trade issues if small amounts of the?أرز?inadvertently end up in shipments of other milled?أرز?imported into Australia/New Zealand.

The governments are both accepting public comments until?14 سبتمبر?and we urge you to all provide comments of support for the applications prior to that deadline. Your comments in support can be directed to the Director of the Bureau of Plant Industry (الفلبين) through e-mail at?bpibiotechsecretariat@yahoo.com, and online at?http://www.foodstandards.gov.au/code/changes/submission/Pages/SubmissionForm.aspx for FSANZ (Application Number A1138; Proposal for Food derived from Provitamin A Rice Line GR2E).

More information about the?Golden?Rice?Project that you may find of use in supportive comments can be found online at http://irri.org/golden-rice -?http://irri.org/goldenأرز/faqs?أو?http://allianceforscience.cornell.edu/blog/goldenأرزmoving-forward-philippines.

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التجارة, المتصلة بالتجارة, بنية تحتية:

US and Mexico united on dairy trade priorities amid NAFTA renegotiation talksDairyReporter.com -?بواسطة?Mary Ellen Shoup (أغسطس 29)

The US and Mexico dairy sectors have issued a joint list of trade priorities for the modernization of NAFTA, protecting of generic cheese names, وكندا?س??sky-high??dairy tariffs.” – حلقة الوصل

Peru Sees ‘AmbitiousTrade Deal with Australia as Early as 2018 – Voice of America / رويترز (أغسطس 28) – حلقة الوصل

Theresa May?s Japan trip ?prepares ground? for trade dealFinancial Times (المملكة المتحدة) – By Robin Wright (أغسطس 29) – حلقة الوصل

Japan keen to spearhead Trans Pacific Partnership 11, hopes US returnsNew Strait Times (سنغافورة) – By Rupa Damodaran (أغسطس 28) – حلقة الوصل

Despite Trump tweets, NAFTA talks moving along quite nicelyAgri-PulseBy Bill Thomson (أغسطس 30)

“…the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement is moving quickly, positively and without animosity, according to ag sector and government sources.” – حلقة الوصل (subscription)

أفريقيا: A Brief Guide to the Continental Free Trade Agreement – الفريك / Africa PortalBy Asmita Parshotam (أغسطس 28) – حلقة الوصل

 

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

Multi-nutrient rice set to address worldwide ?الجوع الخفي? challengeNutraIngredients -?By Will Chu (أغسطس 22)

A multi-nutrient type of rice bred to produce beta-carotene and increased levels of iron and zinc could help tackle malnutrition caused by vitamin and mineral deficiencies, المعروف أيضا باسم “hidden hunger.”” – حلقة الوصل

How to provide a protein-rich diet to a growing population – الإيكونوميست (أغسطس 31)

What goes onto people?s plates matters. So does what gets fed to animals” – حلقة الوصل (subscription-based)

Fall Armyworm Spreads to CameroonVOABy Moke Edwin Kindzeka (أغسطس 28)

The pest has attacked crops in at least 24 African countries.” – حلقة الوصل

Burkina Faso farmers still yearn for Bt cottonAfrican Agricultural Technology Foundation (AATF) – By Suleiman Okoth (أغسطس 28) – حلقة الوصل

 

سياسات, REGULATORY, النشاط, آخر:

?Gluten-free?ماء? shows absurdity of trend in labeling what?س?absentThe ConversationBy Brandon McFadden (أغسطس 28)

“ال?food labeling craze?coupled with banner headlines about the dangers of?gluten,?genetically modified organisms (الكائنات المعدلة وراثيا)?و?hormones?are leading to increasingly absurd results.” – حلقة الوصل

GM crop delays mean Africa loses benefitsSciDev.NetBy Nelson Mandela Ogema (أغسطس 25)

Adopting GM crops such as banana and maize could help save lives in some Sub-Saharan African countries, according to the study.” – حلقة الوصل

Americans are confused about food and unsure where to turn for answers, survey?showsThe ConversationBy Sheril Kirshenbaum and Douglas Buhler (أغسطس 24)

More than one-third of Americans do not know that foods with no genetically modified ingredients contain genesThe majority of respondents who answered this question incorrectly were young and affluent, and also more likely than their peers to describe themselves as having a higher-than-average understanding of the global food system.حلقة الوصل

Mega-mergers in agribusiness raise concerns about food costs, biodiversity – الولايات المتحدة الأمريكية اليوم – By Bartholomew D Sullivan (أغسطس 29) – حلقة الوصل

Amazon lowering Whole Foods prices will hurt those who think they’re better than youChicago TribuneBy Rex Huppke (أغسطس 25)

“…Amazon is taking away the one thing Whole Foods shoppers loved most ? prohibitively expensive food that made them feel morally superior.” – حلقة الوصل

Dairy farmers launchPeel Back the Labelcampaign on deceptive food labelingAg Week (أغسطس 31)

“…food manufacturers increasingly utilize ?free from? labels ? i.e. ?no high fructose corn syrup? أو ?GMO free? أو ?hormone-free?? to play on consumers food safety fears and misconceptions.” – حلقة الوصل

USDA reviewing feasibility study for using QR codes to disclose GMOs ahead of new labeling law – Food Navigator USA – By Elizabeth Crawford (أغسطس 31)

Contrary to suggestions in a federal lawsuit filed against USDA earlier this month, the agency currently is reviewing a feasibility study exploring how electronic or digital disclosure, such as QR codes, might impact consumers? ability to easily identify when food and beverages are made from genetically modified ingredients, according to an agency spokesman.” – حلقة الوصل