News items related to ag tech, biotecnologia, comerç ? and perhaps some other interesting topics out there related to agriculture ? will be posted on this page throughout the week (as the week progresses newest items will be in?green?at bottom of sections). ?Check the page during the week for updates.

 


TRADE, TRADE RELATED, INFRASTRUCTURE:

Latest trade indicator suggests trade growth will moderate in fourth quarter of 2017 – Organització Mundial de Comerç (novembre 13) – Enllaç

triomf, Xi Push Opposing Views on TradeWall Street Journal -?per?Jake Maxwell Watts,?Chuin-Wei Yap?and Jacob M. Schlesinger (novembre 10)

At Asia summit, U.S. president disavows multilateral agreements that ?tie our hands?” – Enllaç

Chinese retailer to buy $1.2bn of US meatGlobalMeatNews -?By Oscar Rousseau (novembre 9)

Montana Stock Growers Association signed a beef supply deal with Chinese e-commerce giant JD.com, worth hundreds of millions of dollars in the next three years.” – Enllaç


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

Comprehensive study shows no glyphosate/cancer connectionFeedstuffsBy Jacqui Fatka (novembre 10)

Study looked at 89,000 agricultural workers and spouses over 20 years and proved no correlation to causing cancer.” – Enllaç

‘Goldenpotato delivers bounty of vitamins A, EFeedstuffs (novembre 10)

Experimental tuber has potential to reduce disease in developing nations.” – Enllaç

Organic farmer?s plea for a better relationship between organic, conventional farming -?

I have a new respect and more understanding of how conventional agriculture and organic are eerily very similar.” – Enllaç


POLICY, REGULATORY, ACTIVISM, OTHER:

?Clean Food? Leads To Food WasteAgWebBy Greg Henderson, Drovers (novembre 10)

“…food waste in the U.S. ? already about 20 pounds per person each month ? will only get worse with the removal of additives and preservatives.” – Enllaç

Europe?s glyphosate stalemate continuesFood NavigatorBy Niamh Michail (novembre 9)

The deadlock over glyphosate continues as EU policy-makers today failed to gather support for the Commission?s proposal to renew the herbicide for another 5 years.” – Enllaç

How the taxman slows the spread of technology in AfricaThe Economist (novembre 9)

“desafortunadament, instead of seizing such opportunities, many African governments are energetically discouraging the spread of technology. Many ban genetically modified crops, refusing even to accept them as food aid when their people are starving.” – Enllaç

Anti-GMO former dance instructor Jeffrey Smith writes ‘scientific paper’ – Aliança Cornell per a la Ciència – By Mark Lynas (novembre 12)

Smith’s tactic, like that of many anti-science campaigners, has been to use sciencey-looking publications and technical language to try to create an air of expertise.” – Enllaç