notícies relacionades amb la biotecnologia agrícola, comerç ? i potser algunes altres coses interessants per aquí relacionats amb l'agricultura ? will be posted on this page throughout the week (as the week progresses newly added items will be in?green at bottom of sections). ?Be sure to check in regularly!

**Breaking News on July 14:

House passes GMO labeling billThe HillBy Lydia Wheeler (juliol 14)

A bill to create a federal labeling standard for foods with genetically modified ingredients and block states from issuing their own laws sailed through the House on Thursday.

The bill, which passed by a 306 per 117 vote, directs the U.S. Department of Agriculture to create a national labeling standard that allows food producers to choose how they want to disclose the presence of genetically modified ingredients.

Under the legislation, manufacturers will be able to use text, symbols or a QR code that consumers must scan with a smartphone to relay the information.

Read more:?http://thehill.com/regulation/legislation/287743-house-passes-gmo-labeling-bill

The GMO Labeling Farce Wall Street Journal, Review & Outlook (juliol 13)

The organic food lobby wants to raise the cost of your groceries.

Enllaç:?http://www.wsj.com/articles/the-gmo-labeling-farce-1468451457

GMO food labeling agreement is a big win for businesses, consumers and farmersThe Hill -?By Pamela G. Bailey and Charles Conner (juliol 13)

Enllaç:?http://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/energy-environment/287568-gmo-food-labeling-agreement-is-a-big-win-for

TRADE:

Britain Is Open for Business – The Wall Street Journal – Opinion by George Osborne (juliol 10)

For the first time in 40 ans, the U.K. will set its own trade terms. The conversation starts with the U.S. and Nafta nations.

Enllaç:?http://www.wsj.com/articles/britain-is-open-for-business-1468184332

Sanders loses on trade at Democratic platform meetingThe Washington PostBy Dave Weigel (juliol 9)

Enllaç:?https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/wp/2016/07/09/sanders-loses-on-trade-at-democratic-platform-meeting/

GOP platform panel strikes references to TPPPoliticoBy Kyle Cheney (juliol 11)

Enllaç:?http://www.politico.com/story/2016/07/republican-platform-panel-tpp-225364

Mexico’s president defends North American, Pacific trade dealsThe HillBy Vicki Needham (juliol 10)

“[T]rade is vital across North America and an Asia-Pacific agreement will further strengthen the relationship with the U.S. and Canada, countering anti-trade rhetoric.

Enllaç:?http://thehill.com/policy/finance/trade/287163-mexicos-president-defends-north-american-trade

Presidential Campaigns Dim Hopes for Trace Pact OKRealClearPoliticsBy James Arkin (juliol 11)

Enllaç:?http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2016/07/11/presidential_campaigns_dim_hopes_for_trade_pact_ok_131144.html

EU and US negotiators gather for more TTIP talksEUObserverBy Aleksandra Erikkson (juliol 11)

Enllaç:?https://euobserver.com/economic/134285

Promoting Free Trade in AgricultureHeritage Foundation,?Backgrounder #3136 on Trade?-?By Scott Lincicome (juliol 11)

Enllaç:?http://www.heritage.org/research/reports/2016/07/promoting-free-trade-in-agriculture

How Would U.S.-Canada Trade Fare in an Age of Protectionism?Knowledge@Wharton (juliol 12)

Enllaç:?http://knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu/article/u-s-canada-trade-fare-age-protectionism/

GOP platform committee backs Trump on trade, foreign policy, immigration – EUA Avui – By David Jackson (juliol 12)

Enllaç:?http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/elections/2016/07/12/donald-trump-republican-platform-trade-foreign-policy/86980912/

Obama?s trade agenda losing critical support as McConnell calls TPP passage unlikelyThe Washington PostBy Paul Kane (juliol 12)

Enllaç:?https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/wp/2016/07/12/obamas-trade-agenda-losing-critical-support-as-mcconnell-calls-tpp-passage-unlikely/

Trade Divides Both Parties Ahead of ConventionsWSJ Video (juliol 12)

Trade Deals Left for Dead May Rise AgainBloomberg ViewBy Paula Dwyer (juliol 12)

Enllaç:?http://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2016-07-12/trade-deals-left-for-dead-can-rise-again

U.S. trade rep insists TPP is not dead yetMcClatchyDCBy Eleanor Mueller (juliol 14)

Enllaç:?http://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/nation-world/national/economy/article89590927.html

China June exports and imports both fall, trade outlook dimReutersBy Kevin Yao (juliol 13)

Enllaç:?http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-economy-trade-idUSKCN0ZT0NO

The EU-Canada trade deal -?Fear of the maple menace The Economist (juliol 16)

One of Brussels? biggest trade deals looks uncertain after Brexit

Enllaç:?http://www.economist.com/news/europe/21702231-one-brussels-biggest-trade-deals-looks-uncertain-after-brexit-fear-maple-menace

Pro-leave economists urge May to embrace unilateral free tradeThe GuardianBy Phillip Inman (juliol 13)

Economists for Brexit say a complete exit from the EU?s single market would offer ?substantial benefits of flexibility?”

Enllaç:?http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2016/jul/13/brexit-theresa-may-pro-leave-economists-urge-embrace-unilateral-free-trade

Mike Pence, triomf?s likely running mate, has backed every free trade deal in the last 15 ansQuartzBy Tim Fernholz (juliol 14)

Enllaç:?http://qz.com/732245/mike-pence-trumps-likely-running-mate-has-backed-every-free-trade-deal-in-the-last-15-years/

What does Brexit mean for TTIP?EurActiv.comBy Ferdi De Ville, Gabriel Siles-Br?gge (juliol 14)

Enllaç:?http://www.euractiv.com/section/trade-society/opinion/what-does-brexit-mean-for-ttip/

BIOTECH:

Agriculture can adapt biotechnologyEast African Business Week -?By Samuel Nabwiiso (juliol 10)

Uganda?s Minister of State for Agriculture, Christopher Kibanzanga has warned that the attainment of the middle income status by 2020 will depend on the extent at which the country will be able to lift a majority of her population who depend on agriculture from the current dominant traditional methods of farming.

Enllaç:?http://www.busiweek.com/index1.php?Ctp=2&pI=5361&pLv=3&srI=84&spI=463

Centre eyes agriculture university farms for trials of GM cropsThe Times of IndiaBy Vishwa Mohani (juny 25)

Enllaç:?http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Centre-eyes-agriculture-university-farms-for-trials-of-GM-crops/articleshow/52919726.cms

Lawmaker champions uptake of GMOs to boost food securityDaily Nation (Kenya) – By Charles Wanyoro (juliol 11)

He dismissed talks of GMO foods as being responsible for cancer as myth.

Enllaç:?http://www.nation.co.ke/counties/Lawmaker-champions-uptake-of-GMOs-to-boost-food-security/-/1107872/3288802/-/3du9i3z/-/index.html

House likely to vote on GMO labeling bill before July 15 recessPolitico, via Genetic Literacy Project – per??(juliol 12)

Enllaç:?https://www.geneticliteracyproject.org/2016/07/12/house-likely-to-vote-on-gmo-labeling-bill-before-july-15-recess/

Dow a step closer to commercializing canola oil with meaningful levels of DHA omega-3?- Food Navigator USA -?By Elaine Watson?(juliol 12)

Dow AgroSciences is a step closer to commercializing oil from canola plants bred to produce meaningful amounts of the coveted long-chain omega-3 fatty acids DHA (3.7%) and EPA (0.7%), which are currently only found in fish, fungi or microalgae, according to a letter in the journal Nature Biotechnology.

Can rice become a large-scale micronutrient fortification staple??- Food Navigator Asia -?By Lynda Searby (juliol 11)

For many years, countries across the developing world have fortified staples such as maize flour, wheat flour and oil with micronutrients that are deficient in the diet. In Nigeria, per exemple, flour, blat de moro, oil and sugar have been fortified with vitamin A since the 1990s.

What Patagonia Gets Wrong About Sustainable FoodSlate.comBy Jenny Splitter (juliol 12)

“Ell?s time for the company to accept that GMOs can be part of the solution.

Enllaç:?http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and_science/moneybox/2016/07/patagonia_s_new_film_unbroken_ground_sidesteps_the_company_s_irresponsible.html

How Square Watermelons?Get Their Shape, and Other?G.M.O. MisconceptionsThe New York TimesBy Amy Harmon (juliol 11)

Enllaç:?http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2016/07/12/science/gmo-misconceptions.html?emc=edit_tnt_20160711&nlid=52632430&tntemail0=y&_r=1

How Do You Make Meat GMO Free When Most U.S. Feed Isn?t?BloombergBy Deena Shanker (juliol 13)

?Ell?s about marketing,? says Michael Halen, an analyst at Bloomberg Intelligence focusing on packaged food. ?People want healthier products, whether or not there?s scientific evidence behind the change.?

Enllaç:?http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-07-13/how-do-you-make-meat-gmo-free-when-most-u-s-feed-isn-t

Fresh Absurdity in GMO LabelsThe AtlanticBy James Hamblin (juliol 12)

A mission to rid government of corporate influence has led Bernie Sanders astray on a crucial point about the future of food.

Enllaç:?http://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2016/07/how-bernie-sanders-misunderstands-seeds/490673/

Americans Are Buying Gene-Edited Food That’s Not Labeled GMOBloombergBy Craig Giammona and Jack Kaskey (juliol 14)

Enllaç:?http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-07-14/gene-edited-canola-oil-arrives-without-gmo-style-shopper-outrage

How anti-modern farming agroecology NGOs spread GMO misinformation in Africa – Projecte d'Alfabetització genètica – By Isaac Ongu (juliol 14)

Enllaç:?https://www.geneticliteracyproject.org/2016/07/14/anti-modern-farming-agroecology-ngos-spread-gmo-misinformation-africa/

PROTEIN, PRECISION AG, OTHER:

Researchers improve beef quality through cloned cattleFeedstuffsBy Krissa Welshans (juliol 5)

Enllaç:?http://feedstuffs.com/story-researchers-improve-beef-quality-through-cloned-cattle-45-143569

?Farmers That Don?t Learn About New Agriculture Technologies Will Get Left Behind? ? Kip Tom of Tom FarmsAg FunderBy Lauren Manning (juliol 5)

Enllaç:?https://agfundernews.com/farmers-that-dont-learn-about-new-agriculture-technologies-will-get-left-behind6111.html

How startup EM3 Agri Services is tackling farmer’s distress, the Uber wayThe Economic Times (Índia) -?By Malini Goyal (juliol 10)

Cutting-edge animal science needed to feed the worldABC Rural (Austràlia) – By Cassandra Hough (juliol 11)

Cutting-edge animal production science will be needed if the world is to meet the unprecedented global demand for animal protein.

Enllaç:?http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-07-11/animal-production-conference/7582296

Why do people resist new technologies? History might provide the answerWorld Economic ForumBy Calestous Juma (juliol 6)

Enllaç:?https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2016/07/why-do-people-resist-new-technologies-history-has-answer/

How today’s farmers got a head-start on tomorrow’s techCNETBy Shara Tibken (juliol 5)

Self-driving vehicles and cloud data? That’s old hat for the modern farmer.

Enllaç:?http://www.cnet.com/news/how-todays-farmers-got-a-head-start-on-tomorrows-tech-self-driving-vehicles-gps-mapping-apps/

Here they comeCheap robots are coming for our farm jobs by taking the most brutal tasks firstQuartzMichael J. Coren (juliol 10)

Enllaç:?http://qz.com/726667/cheap-robots-are-coming-for-our-farm-jobs-by-taking-the-most-brutal-tasks-first/

At Oral Argument, Ninth Circuit Appeared Poised To Preempt Hawaii ‘GMOOrdinancesForbes.comBy Greg Herbers (juliol 12)

Enllaç:?http://www.forbes.com/sites/wlf/2016/07/12/at-oral-argument-ninth-circuit-appears-poised-to-preempt-hawaii-gmo-ordinances/#28a721c912d4

Would You Rather Buy Organic Or Poison Your Family? EWG Wants You To Pick OneForbes.comBy Kavin Senapathy (juliol 12)

Enllaç:?http://www.forbes.com/sites/kavinsenapathy/2016/07/12/would-you-rather-buy-organic-or-poison-your-family-ewg-wants-you-to-pick-one/#7946c7a72b1a

Mobile app for rain forecasts raising farmers? yields?SciDev.Netby Baraka Raten’ (juliol 12)

Enllaç:?http://www.scidev.net/sub-saharan-africa/icts/news/mobile-app-rain-forecasts-farmers-yields.html?mc_cid=7312d95591&mc_eid=5139430f0d

Saving Fish By Farming ThemBloomberg Viewby Justin Fox (juliol 14)

Enllaç:?http://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2016-07-14/aquaculture-can-save-the-world-s-fish