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US stance on trade forces rest of G20 to wait – Els temps irlandès / El Financial Times (Mar 20)

The question now is, if Mr Mnuchin could not be persuaded to adopt a more conciliatory tone on trade, then what chance do they have with his boss Donald Trump?” – Enllaç

US breaks with allies over trade issues – Estàndard de negoci (L'Índia) – By Jack Ewing, De Nova York (Mar 20)

The United States broke with other large industrial nations over trade on Saturday as the Trump administration rejected concerns among allies about spreading protectionism and made clear that it would seek new approaches to managing global commerce.” – Enllaç

China could retaliate to US posturing as trade crisis brews – Aliments Navigator Àsia – Per RJ Whitehead (Mar 20)

A trade dispute hovering between China and America has the potential to become a fully fledged trade war, especially as western trade ministers grasp to find ways to ward off new Chinese regulations that they say amount a fresh barrier of trade.” – Enllaç

Brazil meat scandal: Temer tries to reassure partners – BBC (Mar 20)

Brazil’s President Michel Temer has sought to reassure foreign trade partners that the corruption scandal engulfing the country’s meat industry does not mean its products are unsafe.” – Enllaç

Brazil meat scandal: trade hits back after police sting – – By Mauro Fernandes (Mar 21)

After a major investigation showed evidence of rotten meat being consumed in Brazil and exported over the last two years, Brazilian meatpacking industry associations have accused the police of exaggeration.” – Enllaç

Japan’s Abe and Germany’s Merkel Say They Will Work Together on Free Trade – Diari de Wall Street – By Zeke Turner (Mar 19)

Leaders praise bonds between their countries and call on other nations to resist protectionist stances” – Enllaç

China opposes trade protectionism, supports free trade: vice premier – Reuters (Mar 18)

Beijing is struggling to cope with weak global demand and faces risks from growing U.S. comerç proteccionisme” – Enllaç

EU chief Juncker warns against EU-US trade war: Bild am Sonntag – Reuters (Mar 18)

“…necessary to take protectionist comments being made by U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration seriously…” – Enllaç

GROWING MARKETS, GROWING INCOMES: LEVERAGING TRADE FACILITATION FOR FARMERS – Chicago Consell sobre assumptes globals – By Andrea Durkin (Mar 13)

Investment in trade capacity and facilitation can be a key driver of agricultural development and economic growth for small and medium-sized farmers around the globe.” – Enllaç

China’s trading partners alarmed by food import controlsJapan TodayBy Joe McDonald and Gillian Wong (Mar 21)

“It could bring down food imports quite dramatically,” said the German ambassador to Beijing, Michael Clauss. “It often seems it is more about protecting Chinese producers than about food safety.”Enllaç

US-China trade war threat analysed – GlobalMeatNews – Per Oscar Rousseau (Mar 22)

The threat of a trade war between two of the world’s most powerful countries China and the United States is low, but analysts warn it could dramatically damage pork trade.” – Enllaç

US envoy says US-EU trade deal still alive – Yahoo!Notícies / AFP (Mar 21)

Tuesday’s surprise twist came after the Trump administration ruffled feathers at G20 talks over the weekend by refusing to condemn protectionism in a final statement.” – Enllaç

U. farm heartland lobbies to steer Trump away from Mexico trade war – Reuters – By Jason Lange and Alexandra Alper (Mar 22)

We just keep pounding them on how critical trade is to us…” – Enllaç

Peter Navarro Responds to His Trade Critics – Diari de Wall Street – Letter by Peter Navarro (Mar 22)

If India agrees to lower its tariffs on Harley Davidson motorcycles, Indian consumers will buy more Harleys and save less while Harley will sell more Harleys and invest more.” – Enllaç


Farms are not like Eden: The case for aggressive human intervention in agriculture – Projecte d'alfabetització genètica – By Andrew McGuire (Mar 20)

There is no utopian state of nature, so we can stop trying to restore, recover, or regain any such state in agriculture.” – Enllaç

Farmers in developing countries can’t adopt genetically-engineered crops till consumers in rich countries change their minds – L'Express financera (L'Índia) – By Vivian Fernandes (Mar 16)

The area under GE crops has grown a hundred-fold since 1996, Segons ISAAA, an advocacy, but the potential of the technology has not been fully realised despite farmers readily embracing it in the countries where it has been approved” – Enllaç

How To Make Farmers Love Cover Crops? Pay Them – NPR, La sal – Per Dan Charles (Mar 16)

The state of Maryland pays farmers for a whole range of practices… [però] admits that this may be more feasible for Maryland than for Iowa, because Maryland has a much smaller amount of crop land to protect, compared to its state budget.” – Enllaç

Maize breeders benefit from using drones – SciDevNet – By Busani Bafana (Mar 17)

With increased demand for better seeds to adapt to changing climate, breeders have turned to unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) also known as drones for precise gathering of data from the field to enable more efficient maize breeding in most of Southern Africa.” – Enllaç

Soy cultivation: What is the path to sustainable land use in Brazil? – Alimentar Navigator – Per Jane Byrne (Mar 21)

Expansion of soy production in the Brazilian Cerrado is possible but it needs to be managed to preserve areas of biodiversity, says an expert.” – Enllaç


Aflatoxin threatens not only the health but also the economies of countries worldwide.” – Enllaç

Farmers improve soil health, augmentar la productivitat – Premsa de granja del sud-est – Per John Hart (Mar 21)

The Soil Health Institute was launched in 2013 in Morrisville, N.C. to help farmers improve soil health. The Institute emphasizes cover crops and no-tillage to help farmers improve the soil, increase productivity and help the environment.” – Enllaç



Biofortification drive to reach 1bn dependent on consumer demand: Revisió – – Per voluntat Chu (Mar 16)

Mainstreaming biofortification into plant breeding programs, integrating it into policies, programs and investments, and building consumer demand are needed to benefit one billion people by 2030.” – Enllaç

Conventional Produce Is Not Dirty, But The Marketing Tactics Of Big Organic Are – – Per Steve Savage (Mar 14)

For each of the last twenty years, an organization called the Environmental Working Group has issued what it calls a “Dirty Dozen List.” It names crops it claims to have high pesticide residues and recommends that consumers purchase organic versions of these cropsEWG persists in employing this strategy as a means of fund raising. Presumably it also serves the interests of their corporate funders in the organic food industry…” – Enllaç

How Organic Produce Can Make America Less Healthy – Bloomberg – Per Deena Shanker (Mar 9)
Claims that everyday fruit and vegetables are tainted by pesticides are having unforeseen consequences.” – Enllaç
Want more affordable and sustainable food? Invest in R&D. – El turó – By Margaret M. Ziegler (Mar 16)

Every public dollar invested in agricultural research in the U.S. proporciona com a mínim $10 and up to $20 in economic benefits to society, a powerful return on investment that provides strong bang for the public agricultural research buck.” – Enllaç

The land of plenty we take for granted – Premsa de granja del Delta – Per Hembree Brandon (Mar 13)

“Some people just don’t have enough to worry about,” my mother was wont to say when something in the wider world struck her as nonsensical or trivial… 98 percent of the population that is non-farm gives no thought to how it all comes about, the productive, progressive agriculture that makes it all possible. They just take it all for granted.” – Enllaç

Q&A WITH ROB SAIK – L'agricultura amb èxit – Per Anna McConnell (Mar 20)
If advocating for technology in agriculture means being called “radical,” he’ll take the personal attack.” – Enllaç
5 Biotech Products U.S. Regulators Aren’t Ready For – Ressenya de tecnologia MIT – Per Emily Mullin (Mar 17)

New techniques being used to produce our food or shape the environment raise regulatory questions.” – Enllaç

Future Biotechnology Products and Opportunities to Enhance Capabilities of the Biotechnology Regulatory System – Les acadèmies nacionals de Ciències, Enginyeria, and Medicine (NAS) – Report release (Mar 9) – Enllaç
Glyphosate not classified as a carcinogen by ECHAEuropean Chemicals Agency (ECHA), news release (Mar 15)

ECHA’s Committee for Risk Assessment (RAC) agrees to maintain the current harmonised classification of glyphosate as a substance causing serious eye damage and being toxic to aquatic life with long-lasting effects. RAC concluded that the available scientific evidence did not meet the criteria to classify glyphosate as a carcinogen, as a mutagen or as toxic for reproduction.” – Enllaç

China approves fewer GMO crop imports, hampering trade: U. industry group – Reuters – By Dominic Patton (Mar 21)

China has said it supports biotechnology to raise the efficiency of its agriculture sector and that it plans to commercialize new GMO varieties of corn and soybeans in coming years.” – Enllaç

Kenya rules out open trials on genetically modified crops – Diari nació (Kenya) – Per Gerald Andae (Mar 20)

The announcement comes just a month after the boards of the National Biosafety Authority (NBA) and the National Environmental Management Authority (Nema) met to try and resolve the standoff.” – Enllaç

Food nutrition reporting needs more scienceFood Manufacture UKBy Noli Dinkovski (Mar 9, updated Mar 21)

It is time for more responsible food nutrition reporting, says Professor Christine Williams.” – Enllaç

Genetically-modified crops have benefits – Princesa Anna – BBC (Mar 22)
California’s Central Valley Farmers Bemoan Water Allocation – Diari de Wall Street – By Jim Carlton (Mar 22)

Farmers note that reservoirs across the Golden State have been filled to overflowing; agency says drier forecast is a factor” – Enllaç