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Setembre 13 – big news for GFN member Giorgio Fidenato from Italy! Felicitacions!

European court sides with Italian farmer pushing GM crops – Washington Post / AP – By Vanessa Gera (Setembre 13) – Enllaç

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In the US, first Harvey hit Texas, now Hurricane Irma going over Florida and perhaps more parts of the Southeast USas of time of this typingstill awaiting news on it’s overall impact and how agricultural areas are affected.

As GFN said before, it goes without saying that the thoughts and support of everyone are with all those affected by the storms here, and of course from natural disasters wherever they may happen around the world. The impact on agriculture and food security brought by natural disasters are profound. Reliable trade and infrastructure routes are key components to not only daily life, but working through and past catastrophes.

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Hurricane Irma could devastate Florida agriculture – Premsa de granja del sud-est / Bloomberg – Per Alan Bjerga (Setembre 8)

Florida accounts for 10% of nation’s land dedicated to fresh fruits and vegetables.” – Enllaç

Thousands of Texas Cattle May Have Died in Wake of Harvey – AgWeb / AP (Setembre 8) – Enllaç

Photos Show Destruction of Hurricane Harvey – Premsa de granja del sud-est – Per Ron Smith (Setembre 1) – Enllaç

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COMERÇ, COMERÇ RELACIONATS AMB, INFRAESTRUCTURA:

Trump turns trade into bargaining chip – El turó – By Katie Bo Williams (Setembre 6)

Increasingly using trade as a point of leverage to win concessions on national security and foreign affairs.” – Enllaç

Commission urges UK to recognise geographical indications post-Brexit – Navegador d'aliments – Per Katy Askew (Setembre 11)

The European Commission has called on the UK to guarantee the protected status of food products that have been registered with the EU’s geographical indications (GIs) after Brexit.” – Enllaç

Smooth Sailing as Port Opens to Larger Ships – Diari de Wall Street – By Paul Berger (Setembre 7)

The Theodore Roosevelt is the largest ship to visit ports along the East Coast” – Enllaç

Mexican ambassador: Relationship with Trump is improving – El turó – By Rafael Bernal (Setembre 10) – Enllaç

Congressional Democrats have gone full-Trump on free trade – Washington examinador – By Brandon Arnold (Setembre 7)

“[Jo]nstead of embracing the pro-trade trend among their supporters, they have instead opted to double-down on President Trump’s appeal to protectionism.” – Enllaç

Asia-Pacific ministers admit no RCEP agreement by year-end – Bangkok Post / Kyodo News (Setembre 10)

The RCEP participating countries abandoned the target of concluding the negotiations within this year due to differences in tariff reduction or elimination targets, as well as services to be opened up…” – Enllaç

Latin America may be where Europe’s trade luck runs out – Europa polític – By Hans von der Burchard and Jakob Hanke (Setembre 6)

EU has an ambitious goal: Trade deals with Mexico and South American bloc.” – Enllaç

American Farmers Hoping for Economic Gains from NAFTA Talks – Veu d'Amèrica (Setembre 10) – Enllaç

Israel and China sign $300 million ‘clean-tech’ Conveni comerç – Reuters (Setembre 11) – Enllaç

Four Ways to Rebuild Consensus on Agricultural Trade – Bloomberg veure – By Max Baucus and Richard Lugar (Setembre 11)

“L'u. is losing ground fast to global rivals in Asia.” – Enllaç

 

 

AG, AG TECH, RECERCA, PRODUCCIÓ, PROTECCIÓ, TEMES RELACIONATS:

How biotech is helping Asia tackle hunger and meet its development goals – Sud de la Xina matí Post – By Kundhavi Kadiresan (Setembre 8)

“… scientists can help boost food production in Asia – home of most of the world’s poor – and have already had their share of successes in India and Thailand” – Enllaç

Integrated approach required to tackle climate change: Expert – Financial Express (L'Índia) / PTI (Setembre 9)

Continuous efforts such as genetic improvements, integrated farming approach and use of balanced natural resources were required to tackle the effects of climate change on crop, animal and fish productivity…” – Enllaç

The Future of GMO Food – Científic nord-americà – By Rebecca Nesbit (Setembre 5)

Herbicide and insect resistance are the most commonly engineered traits, but nitrogen fixing for cereals that don’t already do so could be a game changer for farmers in developing nations” – Enllaç

Africa’s most notorious insects – the bugs that hit agriculture the hardest – La conversa – Per Esther Ndumi Ngumbi (Setembre 3)

Crop losses in African countries due to insect pests are estimated at 49% of the expected total crop yield each yearEnllaç

Tanzania Goes for Climate Smart Agriculture – allAfrica / El ciutadà (Setembre 6)

“…initiative that will improve land and water management, with experts urging its speeding up to enable farmers shift from traditional to improved mode of farming.” – Enllaç

WHY JOHN DEERE JUST SPENT $305 MILLION ON A LETTUCE-FARMING ROBOT – PER CABLE – By Tom Simonite (Setembre 6)

Pesticides and other chemicals are traditionally applied blindly across a whole field or crop. Blue River’s systems are agricultural sharp shooters that direct chemicals only where they are needed.” – Enllaç

The future of farming is here and it is happening in Lakewood – Denver Post – By Joseph Rios (Setembre 5)

Infinite Harvest is growing crops in an efficient, environmental friendly way.” – Enllaç

This Tiny Country Feeds the World – Nacional Geogràfic (Sept edition)

The Netherlands has become and ag giant by showing what the future of farming could look like.” – Enllaç

Want to save the bees? Here’s what you should know. – Divulgació científica – By Sara Chodosh (Setembre 5)

You don’t have to be a pollinator expert to think that it’s important to save bees. Però…Let’s get a few facts straight…” – Enllaç

Robotic Farmers Can Literally Reap What They Sow – Ressenya de tecnologia, La baixada (Setembre 12) – Enllaç

Malawi’s Parliamentary Women’s Caucus and NCST take biotechnolgy to rural farmersThe Maravi Post (Setembre 11)

Farmers told the committee and commission that they were ready and willing to embrace bio-technology to increase their agricultural production.” – Enllaç

Breeding On the Fast Track – Granja revista AgTech – Per Chris Bennett & Sonja Begemann (Setembre 12)

Medium and small players in the seed production industry are gaining direct access to the most advanced genomics tools. Some say this could help accelerate their research and development programs and result in more choices, lower costs and greater yields for producers. D'altra banda, lowering accessibility barriers could open the possibility of more secondary crops for growers.” – Enllaç

NEW OAT VARIETY DEVELOPED TO HELP REDUCE CHOLESTEROL – Actualització de cultius biotecnològics, ISAAA (Setembre 13) – Enllaç

GLYPHOSATE HAS NO ENDOCRINE DISRUPTING PROPERTIES, EFSA PEER REVIEW CONCLUDES – Actualització de cultius biotecnològics, ISAAA (Setembre 13) – Enllaç

 

POLÍTICA, REGULADOR, ACTIVISME, ALTRES:

Coffee could soon carry cancer warnings on packaging – Nova York Post – By Lisa Fickenscher (Setembre 6)

“[California’s] Puntal 65 has resulted in warning labels in a host of unlikely places, including parking garages.” – Enllaç

Impossible Environmentalism: Green groups promote utopian fantasies – USA avui – By Ted Nordhaus (Setembre 7)

Green groups need to make peace with modernity and technology and abandon pastoral nostalgias and utopian fantasies.” – Enllaç

Glyphosate ban will kill ‘conservation agriculture’, French farmers warn – Euractiv també – Els Sarantis Michalopoulos (Setembre 1) – Enllaç

Closer look at popular organic fungicide copper sulfate–how does it compare to glyphosate? – Projecte d'alfabetització genètica – By Andrew Porterfield (Setembre 8)

In organic applications, it’s used a lotCopper sulfate is one of many pesticides approved under the USDA National Organic Program and a number of studies show that it has a great deal of toxicity to both humans and the environment. For example it is toxic to honeybees…” – Enllaç

SOUTH AMERICAN AGRICULTURE MINISTERS URGE EU & CHINA TO STOP DELAYING GMO IMPORT AUTHORIZATIONS – Actualització de cultius biotecnològics, ISAAA (Setembre 6) – Enllaç

Europe’s Anti-GMO Stance Is Killing AfricansReason.comBy Marian Tupy (Setembre 5)

The cost of Africa’s refusal to grow GMO crops are incredible in human health and economic terms.” – Enllaç

Amsterdam wants to revive talks on new plant breeding techniques – Euractiv també – Els Sarantis Michalopoulos (Setembre 11)

The Netherlands believes the new plant breeding techniques should not come under the GMO legislation as they are as safe as traditional breeding. It also insists that a discussion on the issue should be launched soon, even before the EU Court rules on the issue.” – Enllaç

The great GMO freak-out exposéThe Villager (New York City) – By Lenore Skenazy (Setembre 7)

“We’ve been screening our film, and we ask before and after, ‘Who has concern about the safety of GMOs?’ And we see time and again, the film is changing minds…” – Enllaç

Hidden hunger: How anti-GMO activists are blocking humanitarian biofortification in Africa and AsiaProjecte d'alfabetització genètica – Per

EU rules Italian ban on GMO crop unlawful – Reuters (Setembre 13) – Enllaç