أخبار البنود المتعلقة التكنولوجيا آغ, التكنولوجيا الحيوية, تجارة ? and perhaps some other interesting topics out there related to agriculture ? will be posted on this page throughout the week (as the week progresses newest items will be in?أخضر?في الجزء السفلي من أقسام). راجع صفحة خلال الأسبوع للحصول على التحديثات.

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As this week’s title suggests, it’s a wild ride out there on trade issues and news.? The initial list of stories below is only a short sample of what’s out there at the moment covering all the continents and virtually every part of planet.? It seems as though everyone is talking to someone.

It poses the question to think about, whether President Trump’s Administration has thrown a wrench into the gears of world trade that has slowed things down, or perhaps ultimately kick-started a renewed interest in the importance of international trade, markets and access.? It seems a number of different arguments can be made, and time will tell.

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التجارة, المتصلة بالتجارة, بنية تحتية:

US tightens pressure on Japan for bilateral trade deal – مراجعة آسيا نيكي – By Takeshi Kawanami (أبريل 16)

Trump eager to appease American farmers ahead of midterm elections” – حلقة الوصل

Trump suggests return to TPP as farmers fear trade war with China – مراجعة آسيا نيكي – By Ariana King and Ken Moriya Su (أبريل 13)

Trade pact would offer alternative markets in Japan and Asia-Pacific” – حلقة الوصل

Australian farm exports to lose advantages if US re-joins TPPFarmOnlineBy Colin Bettles (أبريل 16)

?Like anything, there are pros and cons – نحن?ve got to work our way through itbut let?s just see what the Americans do.? – حلقة الوصل

TRUMP?S TRADE WAR WITH CHINA IS JUST HIS OPENING GAMBITSouth China Morning PostOpinion by Wang Xiangwei (أبريل 14)

With Sinophobic elements in the White House seemingly intent on containing China?s economic rise, the next moves to throw Beijing off balance are likely to involve Taiwan and the South China Sea” – حلقة الوصل

Vice-President Pence says NAFTA deal possible in several weeksCBC, Canadian Broadcasting Corp. (أبريل 14)

‘We think we are close, we are encouraged at the progress of our negotiations,’ Pence says” – حلقة الوصل

Brussels mulls offer of trade deal to Trump, if he drops tariff threatPolitico Europe EditionBy Hans Von der Burchard (أبريل 15)

The aim is to use the prospect of a trade deal as a bargaining chip to exclude the EU from punitive tariffs of?25 percent on steel and 10 percent on aluminum…” – حلقة الوصل

Mexico Pushes to Finish Trade Deal With EU This Month – بلومبرغ – By Eric Martin (أبريل 12) – حلقة الوصل

In Paris, Trudeau Defends Benefits of EU-Canada Trade Deal – أخبار الولايات المتحدة & التقرير العالمي (أبريل 16)

Canadian Prime minister Justin Trudeau and French President Emmanuel Macron said they discussed a renewed economic partnership to boost growth, jobs and investments in their two countries.” – حلقة الوصل

Japan and China pledge to accelerate free trade talks – مراجعة آسيا نيكي – By Saki Haya Shi (أبريل 16)

Both agree to work more closely at first high-level economic meeting in eight years” – حلقة الوصل

Free Trade Gets a Boost in AfricaMarketplaceby Andy Uhler (أبريل 13)

?Developing economies tend to benefit even more from free trade agreements than the developed world…” – حلقة الوصل

China fans trade dispute with hefty deposit on U.S. sorghum imports – رويترز – By Dominque Patton (أبريل 17)

?اليوم?s decision in China reflects a broader trade fight in which U.S. sorghum farmers are the victim, not the cause…” – حلقة الوصل

Beijing Forges Ahead With ‘Made In China’ سياسات, Targeted By Proposed U.S. TariffsNPRBy Anthony Kuhn (أبريل 17)

The Trump administration sees the policy as another effort to steal U.S. technology and push American firms out of the Chinese market.” – حلقة الوصل

Meet the Chinese farmers delighted by the prospect of a US trade warSouth China Morning Post / من (أبريل 13) – حلقة الوصل

Rejoin the TPPNational ReviewBy The Editors (أبريل 18)

The simplest reason why is that it would boost the American economy…?There are compelling diplomatic reasons to rejoin the agreement as well.” – حلقة الوصل

CGTN America (أبريل 28)

CGTN’s Mike Walter spoke to Marc Ross about what many believe is a looming U.S.-China trade war. Ross is the Co-Founder and a Partner with Caracal Global, an int’l communications and management company.” – حلقة الوصل

Mexican president says optimistic about reworking NAFTA trade deal – رويترز (أبريل 22) – حلقة الوصل

EU, Mexico reach ?agreement in principle? on free trade deal -?EURACTIV.com with AFP and Reuters (أبريل 22)

Under the updated terms of the 2000 deal, ?practically all bilateral trade in goods will now be duty-free, including in the agricultural sector…” – حلقة الوصل

Very good chanceof a U.S.-China trade deal: ورقة رابحة – رويترز (أبريل 24)

“?الصين?s very serious, و نحن?re very serious,? Trump told reporters…” – حلقة الوصل

Paraguay soy farmers hopeful newly elected Senate will not slap levy on exportsMercoPress (أبريل 25) – حلقة الوصل

India may face pressure to cut duties on 90% of goods traded with ChinaThe Economic Times (الهند) – By Kirtika Suneja (أبريل 25)

Beijing?s sudden interest in the closure of the RCEP is fuelled by Washington?s renewed interest in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement, another mega regional trade partnership.” – حلقة الوصل?

 


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

Ghana loses about US$64 million through armyworm infestationGhana News AgencyBy Stephen Asante (أبريل 12)

“…studies had shown that genetically-modified maize with in-built disease-resistent genes had the potential to withstand the harmful effects of the pests.” – حلقة الوصل

One million smallholder farmers to get discounted seeds, cropping technology ? NIRSALPremium Times (نيجيريا) (أبريل 12)

“…would grant farmers including women and youth, access to quality discounted inputs, modern technology, and training on best use of farm inputs to achieve high yields.” – حلقة الوصل

Shipping container farms bring food source closer to city dwellers – حروف أخبار (أستراليا) – By Jessica Schremmer (أبريل 16)

We yet have to see if it all works but for us it’s about getting the consistency.” – حلقة الوصل

Study shows why gluten-free is preferred by some consumersThe Land (أستراليا) (أبريل 15)

?The results suggest that non-coeliac gluten avoiders don?t just steer away from gluten but also avoid other food types, such as dairy or eggs…” – حلقة الوصل

Scientists Want to Replace Pesticides With BacteriaBloomberg BusinessweekBy Elizabeth G Dunn (أبريل 16)

“… dozen or so agricultural technology startups trying to take advantage…” – حلقة الوصل

A Grass-Roots Movement For Healthy Soil Spreads Among FarmersNPRBy Dan Charles (أبريل 9) – حلقة الوصل

 


سياسات, REGULATORY, النشاط, آخر:

Is This Tomato Engineered? Inside the Coming Battle Over Gene-Edited Food – وول ستريت جورنال – By Jacob Bunge and Amy Dockser Marcus (أبريل 15)

The agriculture industry, which hopes Crispr technology will transform the business, faces opponents who call it ?الكائنات المعدلة وراثيا 2.0?” – حلقة الوصل (subscription-based)

DIRTY DOZEN LIST PUTS UNNECESSARY FEAR IN CONSUMERS OVER HEALTHY FOODS, FOOD SCIENTIST WARNSNewsweekBy Dana Dovey (أبريل 10) – حلقة الوصل

The Inconvenient Truth About The Environmental Working Group’s Dirty Dozen List -?Forbes.com – By Steven Savage (أبريل 11)

What that data actually demonstrates is the outstanding safety profile of the U.S. food supply, but EWG twists itحلقة الوصل

‘WELL FEDDOCUMENTARY WIPES AWAY FEAR OF GMOSCrop Biotech Update, Ishaaa (أبريل 11)

Two friends from Amsterdam, Netherlands with opposing views on?genetically modified organisms(الكائنات المعدلة وراثيا) investigated the truth behind biotechnology…” – حلقة الوصل

Without its GM cotton patents, Monsanto may stop doing business in IndiaBusiness InsiderBy Dilsher Dhillon (أبريل 12)

An arm of India?س?الزراعة?ministry will now determine the royalty rate for Monsanto?s seeds- a move that could scare off other foreign companies.” – حلقة الوصل

Indian, MNC seed firms form new association – اوقات الهند / PTI (أبريل 16)

Global and domestic seed companiesformed a new association ‘Alliance for Agri Innovationto take up the policy issues related to the sector and promote new farm technologies.” – حلقة الوصل

Would the Green Revolution have survived fearmongering social media? – مزرعة الصحافة – By John Hart (أبريل 17)

People have never been better fed or better clothed than they are today. إنه?s easy to take to Twitter and Facebook with a full belly.” – حلقة الوصل

France bans use of meaty names for veggie foodFood NavigatorBy Katy Askew (أبريل 23)

France looks set to prohibit meat terms from being used to describe plant-based foods, with MPs backing a proposal to ban producers of meat substitutes from using phrases like ?steak? أو ?sausage? to describe meat-free products.” – حلقة الوصل

Are G.M.O. Foods Safe? – The New York TimesPersonal Health, by Jane E. Brody (أبريل 23)

“إنه?s human nature, it seems, to resist change and fear the unknown. So it is no surprise that genetic engineering of food and feed crops resulted in their resounding condemnation as ?Frankenfoods? by many consumers, who seem as terrified of eating an apple with an added anti-browning gene or a pink pineapple genetically enriched with the antioxidant lycopene as I am of self-driving cars.” – حلقة الوصل