notícies relacionades amb la biotecnologia agrícola, 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 newly added items will be ingreen at bottom of sections). Be sure to check in regularly!

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Suffice it to say, a major news week has transpired with the United Kingdom voting to leave the European Union, and the agreement among key U.S. Senate members to bring a national standard on GM labeling before Congress.

Britain votes to leave the EU: What now?- Food Navigator -By Niamh Michail (juny 24)

Britain has voted to leave the European Union and Prime Minister David Cameron has resigned as a result. Across Europe and the UK, the food industry is coming to terms with the outcome.

 

**Breaking News as of Thursday 23 juny:

Roberts, Stabenow reach deal on GMO labelingAgri-PulseBy Philip Brasher (juny 23)

Link:http://www.agri-pulse.com/Roberts-Stabenow-reach-deal-on-GMO-labeling-06232016.asp

Senate lawmakers reach deal on labeling foods with GMOsDes Moines RegisterBy Christopher Doering (juny 23)

Link:http://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/money/agriculture/2016/06/23/senate-lawmakers-reach-deal-labeling-foods-gmos/86291998/

TRADE:

The Panama Canal ExpandsWall Street JournalBy Costas Paris, Robbie Whelan and Kejal Vyas (juny 19)

The giant Panama Canal expansion opens June 26 amid much fanfare and one of the worst shipping industry slumps ever. While it wont do anything to help the dire state of the industry near-term, the changes are critical to Western trade in the long run.

Link:http://www.wsj.com/articles/the-panama-canal-expands-1466378348

United States could be left behind on TPP: NPPC expertIowa Farmer TodayBy Jeff DeYoung (juny 17)

The world is not going to wait on the U.S. We have a lot of skin in the game, and we wanted to see this passed by Congress this year…”

Link:http://www.iowafarmertoday.com/news/livestock/united-states-could-be-left-behind-on-tpp-nppc-expert/article_37e0fac8-3327-11e6-989c-63cb6f852b46.html

Creeping protectionism in EUNew Strait Times (Malaysia) By Tan Sri Dr Yusof Basiron (juny 18)

“amb tristesa, the experience of many industries exporting to Europe is that the rhetoric on trade does not match the reality.

Link:http://www.nst.com.my/news/2016/06/152730/creeping-protectionism-eu

Obama touts trade, TPP as global peacekeepersWashington ExaminerBy Nichole Duran (juny 20)

Link:http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/obama-touts-trade-tpp-as-peacekeepers/article/2594364

Brexit fallout: seven ways the EU referendum could damage US interestsThe Guardian (UK) – By Dan Roberts (juny 20)

Link:http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2016/jun/20/european-union-referendum-brexit-us-world

Latest EU protected meat names revealed- GlobalMeat News -By Kitty So (juny 17)

The European Commission has protected four more meat traditional products from Croatia, France, and Spain by adding them to the EUs list of protected geographical indications.

EU protected origin is ‘high priorityin trade talks: Agriculture commissioner- Food Navigator -By Niamh Michail(juny 21)

Eight new products have been given geographical indication (PGI) and protected origin (PDO)status, showing howEurope giveshigh priorityto protecting its foods in international trade talks, said the agriculture commissioner last week.

British Farmers Crave Independence But Fear Cost of EU ExitAgWeb.com / AP (juny 20)

Link:http://www.agweb.com/article/british-farmers-crave-independence-but-fear-cost-of-eu-exit-naa-associated-press/

WTO report: G20 trade restrictions reach highest monthly level since the crisis – Organització Mundial de Comerç (juny 21)

Link:https://www.wto.org/english/news_e/news16_e/trdev_21jun16_e.htm

NAFTA architect articulates the global story at the core of the Brexit voteYahoo! FinanceBy Nicole Sinclair (juny 22)

Mack McLarty said the popularity of the leave camp in the UK fits in with a broader aversion to globalization across the worldglobal economic uncertainty has exacerbated fears and calls for more protectionism.

Link:http://finance.yahoo.com/news/nafta-architect-mack-mclarty-brexit-vote-globalization-trump-clinton-european-union-125812880.html

Trade After BrexitWall Street Journal -By Jason French, Jovi Juan, Jason Douglas (juny 22)

If Britain decides to leave the European Union, it could face a raft of new tariffs

Link:http://graphics.wsj.com/trade-after-brexit/

Poll: Trade is popular in swing states, among DemocratsThe HillBy Vicki Needham (juny 22)

Link:http://thehill.com/policy/finance/trade/284539-poll-trade-is-popular-in-swing-states-among-democrats

Queensland banana growers paying hefty price for battle against Panama diseaseABC (Austràlia) – By Nancy Notzon (juny 17)

Link:http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-06-18/banana-growers-paying-hefty-price-for-panama-disease/7522240

The irrational GMO war must be fought with emotionThe PackerOpinion by Greg Johnson (juny 17)

Link:http://www.thepacker.com/news/opinion/irrational-gmo-war-must-be-fought-emotion

Debates arise over use of genetically modified crops in light of Queensland wheat infestationABC, The World Today (Austràlia) (juny 20)

Link:http://www.abc.net.au/worldtoday/content/2016/s4485141.htm

Wang: stop polarising communities over GM cropsThe Land (Austràlia) – By Colin Bettles (juny 21)

Link:http://www.theland.com.au/story/3983204/wang-stop-polarising-communities-over-gm-crops/

Tanzania is ready for GM crops, affirms Permanent Secretary of Ministry of AgriCrop Biotech Update, Ishaaa (juny 22)

Link:http://www.isaaa.org/kc/cropbiotechupdate/article/default.asp?ID=14523

War against HLB advances with new acoustic toolSouthwest Farm PressBy Logan Hawkes (juny 20)

Link:http://southwestfarmpress.com/vegetables/war-against-hlb-advances-new-acoustic-tool

Colony Collapse Disorder: Science and PseudoscienceSkeptoidBy Brian Dunning (juny 21)

And as we see so often, as soon as ideology enters an equation, all kinds of wacky misinformation gets invented by those hoping to leverage a real-world misfortune and use it to promote their ideology.

Link:https://skeptoid.com/episodes/4524

EU heads for glyphosate showdownThe Land (Austràlia) – By Gregor Heard (juny 23)

Link:http://www.theland.com.au/story/3987561/eu-heads-for-glyphosate-showdown/

Use of biotechnology in agriculturecan help alleviate food insecurityThe News International (Pakistan) (juny 22)

Link:http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/129748-Use-of-biotechnology-in-agriculturecan-help-alleviate-food-insecurity#

Mustard set to become 1st GM food crop to get nod The Times of India (juny 21)

Link:http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Mustard-set-to-become-1st-GM-food-crop-to-get-nod/articleshow/52842709.cms

ANIMAL AG, RELATED TOPICS:

Over one million cattle protected from killer diseases- GlobalMeatNews -By Oscar Rousseau(juny 20)

Beef producers in Ugandas Karamoja region have benefited from a livestock vaccination plan, spearheaded by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).”

Zika is the ‘virus from hell,’ and US isn’t prepared for itYahoo! Finance / CNBCBy Robert Ferris (juny 20)

Link:http://finance.yahoo.com/news/zika-virus-hell-us-isnt-191130045.html

Florida Keys Delays ResidentsVote on GMO MosquitoesABC News / AP (juny 23)

Link:http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/florida-keys-delays-residents-vote-gmo-mosquitoes-40079763

GMO salmon needed to help feed the worldSan Diego Union TribuneBy Hank Campbell (juny 22)

Link:http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/2016/jun/22/agriculture-gmo-salmon/

 

Ninth Circuit Digs In on Hawaii GMO RulesCourthouse News ServiceBy Nicholas Fillmore (juny 17)

Link:http://www.courthousenews.com/2016/06/17/ninth-circuit-digs-in-on-hawaii-gmo-rules.htm

Monsanto Files Lawsuit Over Stolen Computer DataWall Street JournalBy Jacob Bunge (juny 17)

When Monsanto asked Mr. Chen about the removed files, he attributed it to a hacker but also said he was considering a job offer at a seed company based in Wuhan, Xina, court papers said.According to the lawsuit, hesaid he had previously been in contact with Mo Hailong, a Chinese citizen who earlier this year pleaded guilty toparticipating in a long-running plot to steal genetically pure corn seeds developed by Monsanto and DuPont Co.

Link:http://www.wsj.com/articles/monsanto-files-lawsuit-over-stolen-computer-data-1466201337

Stand Up for GMO Foods by Labeling ThemWall Street JournalOpinion by Richard Sexton and Steve Sexton (juny 20)

A sticker on genetically modified groceries may debunk irrational fears.

Link:http://www.wsj.com/articles/stand-up-for-gmo-foods-by-labeling-them-1466465085

Food Labels Should Do No HarmForbes.comBy John W. Bode (juny 20)

avui, anti-biotechnology activists are advocating GMO labeling. They know that they cant prevail by directly opposing agricultural biotechnology. The benefits are simply too large. en comptes, they are advocating consumer right to know labeling that is intended to scare consumers. They are well-funded by elements of the organic food industry. Why are some organic food industry interests involved? Money. If they can force a pejorative label onto the products of their competitors, organic sales volume will surge.

Link:http://www.forbes.com/sites/realspin/2016/06/20/food-labels-should-do-no-harm/#67f28b087aa9

Food activists are ruiningCostcoNew York PostBy Bethany Mandel (juny 17)

Despite the fact that many of the scientific beliefs about food are later overturned, we still let the same scientists and now, unfortunately, untrained activists make decisions that affect not only our diets, but also our bottom lines.

Link:http://nypost.com/2016/06/17/food-activists-are-ruining-costco/

Coalition calls for GMO solution as Roberts, Stabenow meetAgWeek -

Leaders of the Coalition for Safe, Affordable Foodon Thursdaycalled yet again for the Senate to come up with a bill to preempt the Vermont law requiring labeling of genetically modified foods from taking effect.

Link:http://www.agweek.com/policy-and-politics/4058496-coalition-calls-gmo-solution-roberts-stabenow-meet

‘GMORegulation: After 30 Years, Let Science Finally Show The Way Forbes.comBy Henry I. Miller (juny 22)

The current approach to the regulation of genetic engineering serves only special interests, bureaucrats and anti-technology activists

Link:http://www.forbes.com/sites/henrymiller/2016/06/22/gmo-regulation-30-years/#2615ffe2baf8

Argentina Strikes Deal on GMO SeedsWall Street JournalBy Jacob Bunge and Ryan Dube (juny 23)

Argentina will oversee crop testing to ensure biotech companies like Monsanto get royalties for genetics

Link:http://www.wsj.com/articles/argentina-strikes-deal-on-gmo-seeds-1466715667

Senators bipartisan agreement on GMO labeling comes under attack from activists -Genetic Literacy ProjectBy

Link:https://www.geneticliteracyproject.org/2016/06/24/senators-bipartisan-agreement-gmo-labeling-comes-attack-activists/