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Interesting tidbit immediately belowso, the discoverysomewhat jokinglybegs the question of whether or not the creators of the paleo diet fad may now have to rethink things

Prehistoric grains identified in Swiss Alps lunch boxFood Navigator -?per?Gill Hyslop (juliol?28)

Scientists have discovered a 4,000-year-old ?lunch box? ? obviously lost by a plucky primitive traveler crossing the Swiss mountains ? contains microscopic traces of ancient wheat and rye.” – Enllaç

 

TRADE, TRADE RELATED, INFRASTRUCTURE:

U.S. Trade Leadership Has Been Absent Over a DecadeRealClearMarketsBy Ray Keating (juliol 31) – Enllaç

Japanese frozen beef tariff rise causes US riftGlobalMeatNews.com -?per?Oscar Rousseau (juliol 31)

“Japó?s decision to increase its tariffs on imported frozen beef imports has caused anger in the US.” – Enllaç

South Korea names new trade minister amid U.S. push to amend FTAReuters (juliol 30) – Enllaç

Trade Spats and Border Tensions Cloud BRICS Meeting – Bloomberg (juliol 27)

The BRICS have found little common ground in recent years as their growth trajectories diverged and geopolitical ambitions spurred tensions.” – Enllaç

US defends chlorine-washed chicken amid backlashGlobalMeatNews.com -?By Aaron McDonald (juliol 26)

Trade negotiations between the US and UK regarding poultry imports should be based on ?sound science?, as opposed to politics and fearmongering.Enllaç

Britain and America suffer from similar delusions on tradeThe Economist (juliol 27 edition)

A special relationship with reality” – Enllaç

Nafta Battle Will Test Strength of Renewed Canada-Mexico Ties – Bloomberg – By Eric Martin and Josh Wingrove (Aug 1) – Enllaç

Senate Democrats Seek to Outdo Trump on TradeNew York TimesBy Binyamin Appelbaum (Aug 2)

“…are seeking to recapture the loyalty of voters convinced that globalization is eroding their fortunes and prospects.” – Enllaç

 

AG, AG TECH, RESEARCH, PRODUCTION, PROTECTION, RELATED ISSUES:

 

GM plant-derived omega-3 successfully cultivated on commercial scaleNutraIngredients.com -?By Will Chu (juliol 28)

Commercial production of omega-3 supplements sourced from genetically modified plants is the subject of research that could ease the pressure on traditional marine-derived supplies of fish oils.” – Enllaç

Could AgTech Solve Water Scarcity Issues? – Farm Journal Ag TechBy Ben Potter (juliol 20)

?Nosaltres?re trying to help growers get usable information to improve their practices for both economic and ecological sustainability” – Enllaç

Ag scientists call for new global crop allianceFeedstuffs (juliol 31)

Network to take worldwide approach to crop research to support food security.” – Enllaç

 

Loss of Fertile Land Fuels ‘Looming CrisisAcross AfricaNew York TimesBy Jeffrey Gettleman (juliol 29)

Climate change, soil degradation and rising wealth are shrinking the amount of usable land in Africa. But the number of people who need it is rising fast.” – Enllaç

Hi-tech agriculture: a solution and a challengeViet Nam NewsBy Vo Tri Thanh (Aug 1) – Enllaç

Bees Are Bouncing Back From Colony Collapse Disorder – Bloomberg – By Alan Bjerga (Aug 2) – Enllaç

 

 

POLICY, REGULATORY, ACTIVISM, OTHER:

Costs mounting for delayed approval of GE crops in AfricaFeedstuffs (juliol 31)

Model predicts unjustified delays in approving biotech crops in Africa may take thousands of lives.” – Enllaç

Behind the NY Times glyphosate fiasco: Why anti-GMO activists turned on Ben & Jerry?s – Projecte d'Alfabetització genètica – By Kevin Folta (juliol 28)

OCA [Organic Consumers Association] has been trying to get their followers to petition Ben and Jerry?s go ?Go Organic!? for a long time. When the company failed to take action, OCA and others orchestrated a media-enabled smear campaign.” – Enllaç

Ben & Jerry?s says product is safe after traces of glyphosate found in ice creamDairy Reporter – per?Mary Ellen Shoup (juliol 27)

Unilever-owned Ben & Jerry?s has said that its ice cream products are safe to consume after independent lab testing by the Organic Consumers Association (OCA) found that certain ice cream samples tested positive for glyphosate.” – Enllaç

3 Ways Activists Gamed California’s Prop 65 List To Get Glyphosate On It – ciència 2.0 – By Hank Campbell (juliol 18)

Environmentalists have gamed the system, and they did it by creating?a community where no one will debunk the claims made by other activists.” – Enllaç

Op-Ed: GMOs could be the solution to Africa?s food shortagesCNBCAfricaBy David S. Levin (juliol 26)

“[Jo]rrespective of which side of the argument you fall, part of the problem is that many consumers are poorly educated with respect to GMOs, and simply allow social media and negative media buzz to shape their thinking…” – Enllaç

Call junk science by its rightful name: Fake news – EUA Avui – By Alex Berezow (juliol 21)

“[W]e should extend the war on fake news to banish unscientific buzzwords and health fads…” – Enllaç

Chipotle’s problems are bigger than its messagingThe HillOpinion by Joseph Perrone (juliol 25)

Overcoming public health threats and instituting real food safety programs require more than just a millennial-friendly marketing campaign.” – Enllaç

Farmers face more than 120 regulations just to operate in DelawareSoutheast Farm Press (juliol 30) – Enllaç

Viewpoint: Activists fuel public?s disconnect from modern agriculture?and it hurts farmers – Projecte d'Alfabetització genètica – By Joan Conrow (Aug 3) – Enllaç