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‘None of these big quagmire deals’: Trump spells out historic shift in approach to trade – Washington Post, Wonk blog – Per Ana Swanson (Febrer 24)

“While the change could allow the United States to hammer out more favorable terms at the negotiating table, as Trump and others in his administration have argued, it’s also likely to greatly complicate the process of crafting deals and thus slow the advance of global trade, a change that could ultimately make the world poorer, economists said.”Enllaç

Trump Is Off to a Slow Start on Trade Promises – De Nova York – By Binyamin Appelbaum (Febrer 24)

President Trump keeps firing verbal broadsides at Mexico and China, but so far his new administration has not acted to keep specific campaign promises about trade policy.” – Enllaç

Amid Trump Attacks, Support Grows for Free Trade – Diari de Wall Street – Per Jacob M. Schlesinger (Febrer 26)

WSJ/NBC News poll finds Democrats, independents increasingly positive about free tradeIncreasingly positive views of the net benefits of trade came mainly from Democrats—among whom those who said free trade helped more than hurt jumped to 57%, fins a 34% over the past year—and among independents, whose support nearly doubled, with two in five now saying free trade has helped the country.” – Enllaç

WTO members welcome entry into force of the Trade Facilitation Agreement – Organització Mundial del comerç (Febrer 27)

WTO members hailed the entry into force of the Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) as a historic achievement at a meeting of the General Council on 27 Febrer. In welcoming this milestone, members pledged to advance work on implementing the TFA so that the full benefits of the Agreement can be reaped.” – Enllaç

Asia Economies Hold Trade Pact Talks After Trump Dumps TPP – Notícies & Informe Mundial / AP (Febrer 27)

Negotiators from 16 Asian countries are meeting in the Japanese port city of Kobe this week for talks on a regional trade pact that could supplant the Trans-Pacific Partnership rejected by U.S. President Donald Trump.” – Enllaç

India says UK free trade deal will take years – BBC – By Kamal Ahmed (Febrer 27)

India’s finance minister has said that a free trade deal with Britain will take along timeand that no negotiations will start until the Brexit process has been completed.” – Enllaç

Trump’s six hidden trade weapons – Polític – By Danny Vinik (Febrer 28)

He can’t just pull out of the WTO, but a motivated White House can cause serious trouble for our trade partners.” – Enllaç

Trump Trade Policy Expected to Seek Smaller WTO Role in the U.S. – Diari de Wall Street – By Ian Talley and William Mauldin (Febrer 28)

Draft document says administration will champion U.S. law in effort to take on trading partners” – Enllaç

India to speed up FTA with Eurasian Economic UnionThe Hindu Business Line (Febrer 28) – Enllaç
EU to Reject Trump’s Protectionism at Summit, Draft Shows – Bloomberg – By Ian Wishart (Mar 1)

“…Their stance comes at a time “when protectionist tendencies are reappearing,” according to the draft.” – Enllaç

Agricultural trade with Mexico and Canada tops $3 billion and supports more than 18k jobs – Premsa granja sud-oest – By Blair Fannin (Febrer 28)
NAFTA calls for the full-phased elimination of import tariffs and the elimination or fullest possible reduction on non-tariff trade barriers, such as import quotas, licensing schemes and technical barriers to trade.” – Enllaç
Thousands of soy trucks stranded on swamped Amazon highway in Brazil – Reuters – By Gustavo Bonato (Mar 1)

Trucks have become bogged down on an unpaved section of the BR-163 highway in southern Pará state…” – Enllaç

China eyes global economic leadership as U.S. turns inward – USA avui – By Roger Yu (Mar 1)

The railroad is one of a host of infrastructure projects China spearheads around the world in an ambitious quest to reinforce its emergence as the world’s next economic superpower…” – Enllaç


GM ‘surrogate henscould lay eggs of rare chicken breeds, els científics diuen

Radical plan to maintain diversity of gene pool proposes use of genetically modified chickens as surrogate mothers” – Enllaç

Bird flu puts an end to free range eggs – Navegador d'aliments – By Louis Gore-Langton (Mar 1)

The avian influenza crisis in Europe has forced producers to house birds indoors for more than three monthsmeaning the loss of free range status.” – Enllaç

Insect-Zapping Laser “Fence” Prepares for First Enemy Contact – Ressenya de tecnologia MIT – By Tom Simonite (Febrer 28)

A device that cooks unwanted flying bugs with a laser beam will be tested against an insect that has decimated Florida’s orange production.” – Enllaç

Tanzània: Dar Scientists Out to Curb Aflatoxin Spread Soon – allAfrica / Notícies diàries de Tanzània (Mar 1)

The toxic compounds produced by the green mold fungus, which can cause liver damage and cancer, occasions losses of up to 550bn/- anualment” – Enllaç

Visiting Tanzania’s first-ever GMO crop trial – Cornell Aliança per a la ciència – Per Mark Lynas (Febrer 22)

“…could be a game-changer in improving the resilience of smallholder farmers to droughts aggravated by climate change.” – Enllaç

The sorghum plant that could tackle blindness – Devex – By Deb Carstoiu (Febrer 27)

“La Africa Biofortified Sorghum, or ABS, project is a public-private partnership established to tackle chronic Vitamin A deficiency in children, as well as improve levels of zinc and iron. If it gets commercial approval, it will be the first-ever biotech sorghum on the market. Like Arròs d'or, biofortified sorghum is a cutting-edge approach to food security and quality.” – Enllaç

One farmer adds balance to the public discussion about GMOs by sharing their sustainability benefits – Aliments Navigator EUA – Per Elizabeth Crawford (Mar 2)

Contrary to what some may believe, farmers who grow genetically modified crops are “not the devil with horns,” and do have the planet’s and consumers’ health and best interests in mind when they select which seeds to plant and harvest, a Maryland farmer told attendees at USDA’s Agricultural Outlook Forum in Washington, DC, last month.” – Enllaç

Grain traders prepping fish oil substitutes for aquaculture, health fads – Reuters – Per Rod níquel (Febrer 28)

It could be a kind of showstopper for growth in aquaculture if we can’t find other sources for these valuable Omega-3 fatty acids..” – Enllaç


Farmers may be among the first to feel the effects of Brexit – L'economista (Febrer 23)

Agriculture is heavily reliant on foreign workers. They may not be around for long” – Enllaç

California’s crumbling infrastructure evidence of poor priorities – Premsa granja occidental – Per Todd Fitchette (Febrer 20)

That nobody in their right mind is betting on 100 percent water allocations from the Bureau of Reclamation (Central Valley Project) or California Department of Water Resources (State Water Project) this year suggests that the drought we just suffered was largely political.” – Enllaç

Campaigners launch fresh attack on pesticide mixtures in EU food – Navegador d'aliments – By Louis Gore-Langton (Febrer 23)

The allegations made by PAN Europe are inaccurate and unsubstantiated…” – Enllaç

Amid the Downpour, California’s Regulatory Drought Continues – Diari de Wall Street – By Jean Sagouspe (Febrer 24)

Dams are spilling over, but decades of meddling by green groups means the water can’t get to my farm.” – Enllaç

POTUS Rolls Back WOTUS – Hoosier Ag avui – By Gary Truitt (Mar 1)

President Trump issued an Executive Order today calling for the EPA to review and revise the Army Corps and EPA rule redefining “Waters of the United States” (WOTUS) subject to federal control under the Clean Water Act.Enllaç

NGO-driven EPA regulations based on bad science need reform – El turó – By Henry Miller (Mar 1)

The new head of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Scott Pruitt, made it clear in an interview with the Diari de Wall Street that his agency will be run differently than in years past: “This past administration didn’t bother with statutes. . . They displaced Congress, disregarded the law, and in general said they would act in their own way. That now ends,” va dir.” – Enllaç

Feds promise 100 percent surface water allocation to California farmers – Premsa granja occidental – Per Todd Fitchette (Mar 1)
California’s historic rain and snow leads Bureau of Reclamation to make first 100-percent water allocation in over a decade.” – Enllaç
Farmers join forces to fight ‘false knowledge’ on glyphosate – Agricultors setmanal (REGNE UNIT) – By Oliver Hill (Febrer 27)

Hundreds of farmers across Britain are coming together in a concerted effort to show politicians and the public why glyphosate is so critical to agriculture and the environment.” – Enllaç

Campbell Soup Co. works with FDA, USDA to craft national GMO labeling – Aliments Navigator EUA – Per Elizabeth Crawford (Mar 2)

Drawing on its experience as one of the first major food companies to voluntarily disclose on packages the presence of GMOs in its products, The Campbell Soup Co. is lending USDA a hand in creating the mandatory national bioengineering label standard, according to a company executive.” – Enllaç

Ghana’s capacity to regulate GMOs receive major boostJoy Online (Ghana) – By Joseph OpokuGakpo (Febrer 27)

“The NBA is further putting in place measures to build the capacity needed to assess and make decisions on applications regarding general release of GMOs.” – Enllaç

Kenya GMO Corn Trials Said to Face Obstacle Over Import Ban – Bloomberg – By Samuel Gebre (Mar 2)

Kenya is withholding approval for field trials of genetically modified corn because some officials argue that a ban on GMO imports applies to controlled growing tests as well, according to a person familiar with the deliberations.” – Enllaç