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COMERÇ, COMERÇ RELACIONATS AMB, INFRAESTRUCTURA:

L'Índia, EU discuss long pending free trade agreement – L'època de l'Índia (Febrer 20)

The talks have been stalled since May, 2013, when both sides failed to bridge substantial gaps on the crucial issues.” – Enllaç

Study looks at free-trade-with-Russia scenario – Deutsche Welle (Febrer 20)

The study admits that a free trade agreement of this kind is barely conceivable as long as the Ukraine conflict remains unsettled and Western sanctions against Russia are in place.” – Enllaç

EU pushes for 2017 conclusion to Japan free trade talks – Reuters (Febrer 20)

A trade deal between the two has taken on added significance after U.S. President Donald Trump’s withdrawal from a planned Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade alliance including Japan and as the EU looks beyond America for trade partnerships.Enllaç

Informe: Trump administration eyes changes to trade deficit calculations – El turó – By Evelyn Rupert (Febrer 19)

The change would inflate the trade deficit number, an important figure in trade negotiations and policy.” – Enllaç

also see WSJ Trump Administration Considers Change in Calculating U.S. Trade Deficit

RCEP talks now the most important initiative in global tradeAsia TimesBy Shiron Armstrong and Amy King (Febrer 21)

It’s a misconception that China is in charge of trade talks in the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership grouping.” – Enllaç

PER LA E.U. PER. Trade Commissioner Warns U.S. against Trade WarHandelsblatt GlobalBy Till Hoppe (Febrer 20)
Getting a Feel for Trump’s Trade Game – L'estàndard setmanal – By Irwin M. Stelzer (Febrer 18)

Donald Trump says he is for free trade. But it has to be fair trade. He sees himself not as a protectionist but as a protector of American workers from the ravages of unfair competition, somehow defined.” – Enllaç

Organic Food Sales Are Booming; Why Are American Farmers Crying Foul? – Diari de Wall Street – Per Jacob Bunge (Febrer 21)

Organic grain is flooding into the U.S., depressing prices and drawing complaints from domestic organic farmers who fear their harvests are held to stricter standards than foreign-raised crops.” – Enllaç

Deal to Streamline World Trade Takes Effect – Notícies & Informe Mundial – By Jamey Keaton, AP (Febrer 22)

The first multilateral trade agreement reached under the World Trade Organization since it was created over a generation ago has taken force, aiming to streamline cross-border trade to the benefit of the developing world in particular.” – Enllaç

Here’s how Trump may overhaul US trade data — and why it matters – CNBC – Per John W. Schoen (Febrer 21)

As the president aims to make good on campaign promises toget tough” el nord-americà. socis comercials, his administration is reportedly considering a major change in the way the U.S. reports its trade deficits.” – Enllaç

Russia loses appeal over EU pork import ban – GlobalMeatNews.com – Per Oscar Rousseau (Febrer 24)

Russia has lost its appeal against a World Trade Organization (OMC) ruling over its blanket ban on imports of pigs and pork products from the European Union (UE).”Enllaç

AG, AG TECH, PRODUCCIÓ, TEMES RELACIONATS:

Pork grown in a lab nearer to reality – GlobalMeatNews.com – By Rod Addy (Febrer 16)

Lab-grown pork has moved a step closer to reality with the publication of fresh research on the topic.” – Enllaç

‘Chemical free’ organic industry’s unacknowledged ‘pesticide problem’ – Projecte d'alfabetització genètica – By Andrew Porterfield (Febrer 20)

Organic marketers and anti-GMO activists exaggerate these efforts, making claims that organics are “pesticide-free” and don’t use “harmful” chemicals” – Enllaç

China scientist convicted in U.S. of theft of engineered rice – Reuters (Febrer 16)

A federal jury on Thursday convicted a Chinese scientist in Kansas of conspiring to steal samples of a variety of genetically engineered rice seeds from a U.S. research facility, l'u. Justice Department said, the latest attempt at agricultural theft linked to China.” – Enllaç

GUEST COMMENTARY – CAN WE TURN “GENERATION YUM” INTO “GENERATION AG”? – Chicago Consell sobre assumptes globals – By Robert Hunter and Yvonne Harz-Pitre, Co-Chairs of Farming First

Dubbed “Generation Yum” by author Eve Turow, young people in the developed world care much more about the quality, nutritional value, and provenance of their food than previous generations. This wave of interest comes at a critical moment.” – Enllaç

Scientists remove reliance on seasonality in new broccoli line, potentially doubling yieldScienmag, Science Magazine (Febrer 21)

It has the potential to deliver two full crops a season in-field or it can be grown all year round in protected conditions, which could help with continuity of supply, as growers would no longer be reliant on seasonal weather conditions.” – Enllaç

Organic industry needs to re-evaluate zero tolerance of genetically modified crops: WA Farmers group – ABC Rural (Austràlia) – By Jo Prendergast and Di Darmody (Febrer 25)

I think the real issue is the fact that the organic industry needs to re-evaluate their zero status for GM and probably take a leaf out of the book of other countries around the world with their organic industries” – Enllaç

Irradiated ground beef approved in Canada – GlobalMeatNews.com – Per Joe Whitworth (Febrer 24)

Canada will permit the sale of fresh and frozen raw ground beef treated with irradiation.” – Enllaç

POLÍTICA, REGULADOR, ACTIVISME, ALTRES:

The Deeply Offensive Marketing Ploy of “Clean Food”Medium – Per Kevin Folta (Febrer 15)

At a time when all of our affluent-world food is produced with tremendous care and regulation, i 21,000 people will die today from lack of nutrition, it is disgusting to see safe food demonized in a cheap marketing gimmick.Enllaç

Agribusiness says politics trumps science in Commission move – Alimentar Navigator – Per Jane Byrne (Febrer 17)

“Alguns 17 trade groups including, FEFAC, have made a joint call to the EU Commission to prioritize science-based decision making when modifying EU authorization mechanisms.” – Enllaç

Bees, Pesticides and the Activist Hive – El diari de Wall Street – De Matt Ridley (Febrer 15)

A pesticides ban in Europe could soon be overturned on the grounds that it was based on unreliable data. Mentrestant, revelations that one of the scientists behind the ban was also involved with a nongovernmental organization that campaigns against pesticides continue to undermine the ban’s integrity.” – Enllaç

Perceptions of genetically modified food are informed by more than just science – La conversa – By Heather Bray and Rachel A. Ankeny (Febrer 15)

As researchers keen to foster engagement around the role of science and technology in food production, we feel that this research holds several lessons for science communication.” – Enllaç

Arctic Apple could be Litmus test for future of GM foods, Rabobank analysts suggest – Aliments Navigator EUA – Per Elizabeth Crawford (Febrer 20)

When the Arctic Apple hits select store shelves this month as one of the first products genetically modified for consumers’ benefit, it will serve as a line in the sand for the tug of war between the non-GMO movement and the future of food innovation.” – Enllaç

Bayer says Monsanto deal on track, eyes record 2017 – Yahoo! Notícies – By Estelle Peard, AFP (Febrer 22)

The deal still requires regulatory approval from the European Union and the United States. But Bayer said it wasconfidentthat the transaction would be completed this year.” – Enllaç

Why the CRISPR patent verdict isn’t the end of the story – Natura – By Heidi Ledford (Febrer 17)

From legal challenges to ongoing experimentation, the story of who owns the rights to CRISPR–Cas9 gene editing is still being written.” – Enllaç

Gene editing in legal limbo in Europe – Natura – Editorial (Febrer 22)

The European Union is dragging its feet on gene-editing rules and scientists should push the issue.” – Enllaç

How European-Based NGOs Block Crop Biotechnology Adoption In Africa – Projecte d'alfabetització genètica – By Margaret Karembu (Febrer 23)

European politicians and anti-biotech groups lobby to prevent Africa from adopting or trading GE crops” – Enllaç