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Trump’s Trade Plans: What’s At Stake For FarmersAgWebBy Susan Skiles Luke (Feb 6) – Enllaç
Trump may ‘restoreUS pork trade with Russia?- GlobalMeatNewsBy Vladislav Vorotnikov (Feb 7)

Russia?s National Meat Association (NMA) has claimed that a lifting of the country?s food embargo could lead to US pig farmers reinstating supplies to the country, pushing out Brazilian exporters.” -?Enllaç

Rewiring the WTOThe Hindu (Índia) – Comment by Biswajit Dhar (Feb 7)

Growing disenchantment with the existing model of globalisation is also a historic opportunity to frame new rules granting equal opportunities to all in the global marketplace” -?Enllaç

South Korea Seeks to Avert Trump Criticism of Free Trade PactBloombergBy Sohee Kim and Kanga Kong (Feb 7)

“Corea del Sud?s trade minister said his country will seek to explain the benefits of its free-trade agreement with the U.S. to the Trump administration, as the pact enacted in 2012 comes under fresh scrutiny.” -?Enllaç

MEPs vote to protect European banana growers from imports?- Food NavigatorBy Niamh Michail?(Feb 6)

Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) gave the green light to measures aimed at protecting European banana producers from import surges last week as one of the biggest global producers, Ecuador, signed up for more trade with the EU.” – Enllaç

The hardships of doing business in AfricaThe Economist (Feb 4)

What a century-old German ship says about trade in the modern continent” – Enllaç

Brasil, Argentina push for closer trade with Mexico in Trump eraReuters (Feb 7)

Some local trade experts say a potential rift between the United States and Mexico could open up space for Latin American nations.” – Enllaç

The TPP Is Dead. Spare the TTIP. – RealClear PolicyBy Simon Lester (Feb 8)

There are many viable options here; the important thing is to keep pushing forward.” – Enllaç


Is Africa really undergoing a smallholder agricultural revolution? – The ConversationBy Brendan Brown and Ian Nuberg (Feb 5) -?Enllaç
Crop destroying caterpillar rapidly spreading across Africa; maize production endangeredMercoPress (Feb 6) -?Enllaç
Is genetically modified wheat safe? – BBC World Business Report (Feb 2) – Enllaç
New, Aggressive Rust Imperils Wheat Crops in Europe, Àfrica, Àsia – IPS (Feb 5)

Preliminary analysis suggests the new race is related to a family of strains that are aggressive and better adapted to higher temperatures than most others. -?Enllaç

A New Non-Browning Apple Foreshadows More GMOs In The Produce SectionKUNCBy Grant Gerlock, Harvest Public Media (Feb 7)

?So you?re going to see more and more, I think, traits coming out that are really consumer friendly, designed to respond to consumer demand…” – Enllaç


Quinoa gene tinkering key to meeting worldwide food demand?- Food NavigatorBy Will Chu (Feb 9)

Quinoa has the potential to provide a highly nutritious food source to the world?s growing population and a new genetic map can help researchers to breed in useful traits.” – Enllaç


Franken-food myths slayed by humble truth-seeker Leon BradleyThe Land (Austràlia) – By Colin Bettles (Feb 5) -?Enllaç
Despite Rise in Hunger, Zimbabwe Continues Ban on Some Genetically Modified ProductsBig News NetworkBy Tatenda Kanengoni (Feb 4) -?Enllaç
Opinió: Biotech regulations must be based on facts, not fearsAgri-PulseBy Dr. Nina Fedoroff (Feb 6)

Regulation must focus on the product, not the process by which it was created. And it?s time to regulate only real hazards, of which there is a small number.” -?Enllaç

Science should make the point on GMOs and not scaremongersMy Joy Online (Ghana) – By Alexander Wireko Kena (Feb 1)

Our politicians continue to evade the real issues warranting the need for the adoption of GMOs into our agriculture, and in doing so, inadvertently pander to the irrational and absurd demands of the anti-science scaremongers.” – Enllaç

Indonesian Farmers are Ready to Adopt Biotech CornCrop Biotech Update, Ishaaa (Feb 8) – Enllaç
Plague of Locusts Leads Bolivia to Issue State of EmergencyAssociated Press, via New York Times (Feb 8) – Enllaç?