Nota – notícies d'interès afegeixen el abr 1 are in GREEN.

 

El monument que falten al National MallA Tribute to Norman Borlaug on His 102nd Birth Anniversary -?The Huffington PostBy Ambassador Kenneth M. Quinn (desfigurar 23)

“…America, through its domestic farm efficiency and foreign assistance programs led ?the single greatest period of food production and hunger reduction in all human history.?

Enllaç: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/kenneth-m-quinn/the-missing-monument-on-t_b_9526592.html

BIOTECH, FOOD LABELING

Sowing the Seeds of a Farm Boom in Africa – Bloomberg – By Alan Bjerga (desfigurar 31)

Big Ag takes on problems like climate change and food spoilage.

Enllaç:?http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-03-31/sowing-the-seeds-of-a-farm-boom-in-africa

Reaping The Numerous Benefits Of Biotechnology In NigeriaDaily Nigeria NewsBy Timothy Opaluwa (desfigurar 26)

Agricultural experts have identified application of modern biotechnology as a powerful tool in boosting food production in the country.

Enllaç:?http://www.dailynigerianews.com/2016/03/26/reaping-the-numerous-benefits-of-biotechnology-in-nigeria/

Experts say fighting misperceptions about GE crops begins with educating publicCropProtectionNews (desfigurar 28)

Enllaç:?http://cropprotectionnews.com/stories/510704055-experts-say-fighting-misperceptions-about-ge-crops-begins-with-educating-public

AU official hails Ugandan scientists on biotechNew Vision (Uganda) -?By Christopher Bendana (desfigurar 25)

Enllaç: http://www.newvision.co.ug/new_vision/news/1420479/au-official-hails-ugandan-scientists-biotech#sthash.iZOwjUvQ.dpuf

A hungry world should look to GMOs The HillBy Former Rep. Charlie Stenholm (D-Texas) – desfigurar 29

The hungry of the world though, have a major problem. The so-calledenvironmental movementhas convinced the political leaders of the world that technology is bad, but neglect to present a sustainable alternative…”

Enllaç:?http://thehill.com/blogs/pundits-blog/energy-environment/274523-a-hungry-world-should-look-to-gmos

These vitamin-fortified bananas might get you thinking differently about GMOsGristBy Nathanael Johnson (desfigurar 25)

Tackling this problem is important for environmental reasons as well as the obvious humanitarian ones…”

Enllaç:?http://grist.org/science/these-vitamin-fortified-bananas-might-get-you-thinking-differently-about-gmos/

The organic industry?s GMO hoaxThe HillBy Amanda Zaluckyj (desfigurar 24)

The organic industry has taken a safe, effective technology and scared people into thinking it needs to be labeled.

Enllaç: http://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/274069-the-organic-industrys-gmo-hoax

Label ThumpersSlateBy Daniel Engber (desfigurar 27)

The GMO movement is about faith, not facts

Enllaç:?http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and_science/science/2016/03/the_gmo_labeling_movement_is_about_faith_not_facts.html

Grassley: GMO labeling deal unlikely before summerDes Moines RegisterBy Christopher Doering (desfigurar 22)

Enllaç: http://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/money/2016/03/22/grassley-gmo-labeling-deal-unlikely-before-summer/82120088/

Big Food Caves to Tiny Vermont on GMO Labels Ahead of July Law – Bloomberg – By Craig Giamonna and Alan Bjerga (desfigurar 23)

Enllaç: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-03-23/big-food-caves-to-tiny-vermont-on-gmo-labels-ahead-of-july-law

CITRUS GREENING:

Is HLB close to making its San Joaquin Valley debut? – Western Farm PressBy Todd Fitchette?(desfigurar 16)

Enllaç: http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/hlb-close-making-its-san-joaquin-valley-debut

Citrus growers urged to make ACP ‘enemy number one -?Western Farm PressBy Todd Fitchette?(desfigurar 16)

Enllaç: http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/citrus-growers-urged-make-acp-enemy-number-one

TRADE:

Lee Hsien Loong?s American ExceptionalismWall Street JournalBy William McGurn (desfigurar 31)

“Singapur?s prime minister says the U.S. might be roiled by politics, but its leadership on trade and security is indispensable.

Enllaç:?http://www.wsj.com/articles/lee-hsien-loongs-american-exceptionalism-1459464855#livefyre-comment

comerç, at what price?The Economist (abril 2 edition)

America?s economy benefits hugely from trade. But its costs have been amplified by policy failures

Enllaç:?http://www.economist.com/news/united-states/21695855-americas-economy-benefits-hugely-trade-its-costs-have-been-amplified-policy

European Trade Head Optimistic on TTIP ProgressGlobalTradeBy Michael White (desfigurar 30)

Despite the heated anti-free trade rhetoric from both Republican and Democratic presidential aspirants, negotiations to forge a sweeping U.S.-European free trade deal by the end of this year are advancing, at least from the European Union perspective.

Enllaç:?http://www.globaltrademag.com/global-trade-daily/news/european-trade-head-optimistic-on-ttip-progress

Campaign Trade Wars The New YorkerBy William Finnegan (desfigurar 30)

The loud, often incoherent debate about foreign trade hit a new volume level this week as the Presidential campaign arrived in Wisconsin for the April 5th primary there…”

Enllaç:?http://www.newyorker.com/news/daily-comment/campaign-trade-wars

White House says U.S. leadership, prestige at stake in debate over Pacific Rim trade deal Washington PostBy David Nakamura (desfigurar 29)

The Obama administration is fighting back against an anti-free trade mood on the 2016 campaign trail, arguing that the United Statescredibility and prestige in Asia is at stake in the debate over a Pacific Rim trade deal that the president has made a top priority in his final year.

Enllaç:?https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/wp/2016/03/29/white-house-u-s-leadership-prestige-at-stake-in-debate-over-pacific-rim-trade-deal/

Free-Trade Opposition Unites Political Parties in Bloomberg PollBloomberg PoliticsBy John McCormick and Terrence Dopp (desfigurar 24)

A stunning rejection of what was a postwar cornerstone of American economic and foreign policies reverberates again and again in the answers to the poll?s questions.

Enllaç:?http://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2016-03-24/free-trade-opposition-unites-political-parties-in-bloomberg-poll

Uruguay to promote Mercosur-China FTA: FMXinhua/New China (desfigurar 28)

“”We want to get closer to China, because it is the main business partner to all Mercosur countries,” Nin Novoa told the Senate’s International Affairs Committee, according to local newspaper El Observador.

Enllaç:?http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2016-03/28/c_135227757.htm

Egypt wheat row turns toxic?Food Navigator -?By Will Chu (22 desfigurar)

Egypt?s wheat import dispute continues, with mixed messages on fungal infection rates sparking panic about cancer-causing bread, as a currency devaluation puts strain on food prices.

Obama, Argentinian President Macri consider free tradeUPI.com -?By Andrew V. Pestano?(desfigurar 23)

Enllaç: http://www.upi.com/Top_News/World-News/2016/03/23/Obama-Argentinian-President-Macri-consider-free-trade/8121458727936/

Obama declares ‘new dayin US-Cuba ties and offers to end trade embargoInternational Business Times – per?Vasudevan Sridharan (desfigurar 22)

Enllaç: http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/obama-declares-new-day-us-cuba-ties-offers-end-trade-embargo-1550883

 

REGULATORY:

US invests in nanotechnology for food safety?GlobalMeatNews.com -?By Oscar Rousseau (1-abril)

The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced plans to pump millions into researching ways nanotechnology can be used to improve food safety.

http://www.croplifeamerica.org/epas-violation-of-its-own-process-and-politicalization-of-decision-making-threatens-farmers-ability-to-effectively-control-pests/

http://farmfutures.com/blogs-fifra-treated-seed-exemption-challenged-court-10760

http://www.globalmeatnews.com/Safety-Legislation/US-plans-to-modernise-meat-inspection/

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-grains-regulation-idUSKCN0WQ013