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Prehistoric grains identified in Swiss Alps lunch box – Food Navigator -?Par?Gill Hyslop (juillet?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.” – Lien



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

Japanese frozen beef tariff rise causes US -?Par?Oscar Rousseau (juillet 31)

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

South Korea names new trade minister amid U.S. push to amend FTA – Reuters (juillet 30) – Lien

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

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

US defends chlorine-washed chicken amid -?By Aaron McDonald (juillet 26)

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

Britain and America suffer from similar delusions on trade – L'économiste (juillet 27 edition)

A special relationship with reality” – Lien

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

Senate Democrats Seek to Outdo Trump on Trade – New York Times – By Binyamin Appelbaum (août 2)

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




GM plant-derived omega-3 successfully cultivated on commercial -?By Will Chu (juillet 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.” – Lien

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

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

Ag scientists call for new global crop alliance – aliments pour animaux (juillet 31)

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


Loss of Fertile Land Fuels ‘Looming CrisisAcross Africa – New York Times – By Jeffrey Gettleman (juillet 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.” – Lien

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

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




Costs mounting for delayed approval of GE crops in Africa – aliments pour animaux (juillet 31)

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

Behind the NY Times glyphosate fiasco: Why anti-GMO activists turned on Ben & Jerry?s – Projet d'alphabétisation génétique – By Kevin Folta (juillet 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.” – Lien

Ben & Jerry?s says product is safe after traces of glyphosate found in ice cream – Reporter Dairy – Par?Mary Ellen Shoup (juillet 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.” – Lien

3 Ways Activists Gamed California’s Prop 65 List To Get Glyphosate On It – Science 2.0 – By Hank Campbell (juillet 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.” – Lien

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

“[je]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…” – Lien

Call junk science by its rightful name: Fake news – États-Unis aujourd'hui – By Alex Berezow (juillet 21)

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

Chipotle’s problems are bigger than its messaging – La colline – Opinion by Joseph Perrone (juillet 25)

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

Farmers face more than 120 regulations just to operate in Delaware – Sud-Farm Press (juillet 30) – Lien

Viewpoint: Activists fuel public?s disconnect from modern agriculture?and it hurts farmers – Projet d'alphabétisation génétique – By Joan Conrow (août 3) – Lien