Actualités liées à la technologie ag, Biotech, commerce – et peut-être quelques autres sujets intéressants là-bas liées à l’agriculture – seront affichés sur cette page tout au long de la semaine (comme la semaine les nouveux objets progresse sera en vert en bas des sections). Consultez la page pendant la semaine des mises à jour.

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A little self-promotion is in order by highlighting this nice write-up about the Global Farmer Roundtable:

Roundtable brings farmers together from across the world – Iowa agriculteur aujourd'hui, By Gene Lucht (Fév 25)

Charles Chenza, a farmer from Tanzania, speaks during the roundtable.

It began as a simple question: Why aren’t there any farmers in the room?

“That’s really how it started,” says Mary Boote, CEO of the Réseau global d'agriculteur, une organisation Des Moines qui relie les agriculteurs du monde entier.” – Lien

Nominations pour le 2018 Global agriculteur Roundatable sont actuellement acceptées en ligne (Cliquez ici). To learn more about the roundtable and past events visit the ‘Farmer Roundtable’ section du site Web.

 


COMMERCE, COMMERCE LIÉ, INFRASTRUCTURE:

Envie de sénateurs républicains Trump à rejoindre le Partenariat transpacifique – Le Sydney Morning Herald (Australie) – Par David Crowe (Fév 19)

“Gouverneurs, y compris Brian Sandoval du Nevada, un républicain qui préside l’Association nationale des gouverneurs, ont également demandé aux Etats-Unis de rejoindre le PPT…” – Lien

Fermiers de l’Iowa, et tous les membres, besoin de l’ALENA et ppt – Des Moines Register – Avis par Craig Hill (Fév 15)

“L’agriculture représente un emploi sur cinq dans l’état de la…” – Lien

Copa and Cogeca warn against ‘selling off agriculture’ in Mercosur deal – GlobalMeatNews.com – By Aidan Fortune (Fév 16)

Copa and Cogeca have written to EU Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker, calling for agriculture not to be sold off in trade talks with Mercosur.” – Lien

B.C. challenges Alberta wine ban under free trade rules – CBC News (Canada) – By Michelle Ghoussoub (Fév 19)

Hmm, Canadian versus Canadian skirmish that has nothing to do with hockey. Just goes to show there are a number of trade squabbles out there not instigated by or can be blamed on NAFTA renegotiations, US President Trump, EU non-tariff trade barriers, and a long long list of other examples… – Lien

U.K. Warns EU It Won’t Pay Brexit Bill Without Good Trade Deal – Bloomberg – By Tim Ross (Fév 20) – Lien
Central American nations to sign trade deal with South Korea – Le Business Times (Fév 20)

“Costa Rica, Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua and Panama will seal the pact…” – Lien

As Trump trashes NAFTA, Mexico turns to Brazilian corn – Reuters – By PJ Huffstutter and Adriana Barrera (Fév 22) – Lien
WTO chief Roberto Azevedo warns of increased risk of ‘trade wars’ – DW, Deutsche Welle (Fév 24)

Amid mounting tensions between the US and China over tariffs, l’OMC a mis en garde que le commerce des guerres peuvent arriver “à tout moment.””- Lien

 


AG, TECH AG, RECHERCHE, PRODUCTION, PROTECTION, QUESTIONS CONNEXES:

Un poisson, Deux poissons, Poissons étranges, Nouveaux poissons – Biographiques, Solutions – Par Richard Martin (Fév 13)

AquaBounty ’ s saumon GE “pourrait offrir une issue à la spirale mortelle de la surpêche qui décime les stocks de poissons sauvages.” – Lien

Voir aussi: $40 Million plus tard, Un Plan novateur pour accroître les Stocks de poissons sauvages montre peu de succès (NPR, Fév 15)

Cultures résistantes aux herbes restent le meilleurs moyen de lutter contre les adventices – Les producteurs de l’ouest (Canada) – Par Graham Scoles Pag (Fév 15)

“Alors que s’engager dans un débat en ligne autour de génétiquement modifiés, I realized that few non-farmers understood the issues farmers have dealing with weeds.” – Lien

Consumers want protein raised with same natural supplements humans use – Aliments pour animaux (Fév 13)
Cargill survey indicates popularity of natural supplements to aid digestive health and animal well-being.” – Lien
Can This Company Convince You to Love GMOs? – L'Atlantique – Par Sarah Zhang (Fév 12)

“I think people should love GMOs,” Gingko’s [Bioworks] CEO and cofounder, Jason Kelly, m’a dit. “We’re super proud of them.”Lien

How the growth of cities changes farming – L'économiste (Fév 15)

Soaring demand for protein is driving small and medium-sized farms to professionalise” – Lien

Connaître les idées médias, Know GMO Vlog by Nick Saik

Bananas are a staple crop in Uganda. When staple crops are threatened by disease the consequences for farmers can be devastating. Farmers in Uganda are struggling to combat Bacterial Wilt, a disease that causes utter destruction to Banana (Matoke) plantations. Bacterial Wilt causes the bananas to rot on the tree, and when the infected tree is inevitably cut down, the freshly cut stocks begin to ooze a thick viscous yellow pus.

Dr. Jerome Kubiriba helps us understand why it’s impossible to breed a resistant banana variety using traditional breeding methods, and why the most direct solution to the problem (Genetic Engineering), is also the least popular solution.

Why We Should Genetically Modify CoffeeRealClearScienceBy Ross Pomeroy (Fév 22)

To help lift hundreds of millions of people in the developing world out of poverty, GMO coffee resistant to disease is a humanitarian necessity.” – Lien

Noble Research Institute creates soil health marketplace – Presse agricole (Fév 21)
Goal is to reward farmers and ranchers for protecting the environment.” – Lien
Balancing consumer preferences with reality – Aliments pour animaux – Par Jacqui Fatka (Fév 22)
Agricultural food chain needs to help consumers separate fact from fiction in today’s changing consumer-focused food markets.” – Lien

POLITIQUE, RÉGLEMENTAIRE, ACTIVISME, AUTRES:

Who are the donors taking on GMOs? – Devex – Par Lisa Cornish (Fév 13)

In part 3 of the Devex series, ils “look at what role GMOs are playing in development assistance — and why they attract support.” – Lien (Partie 1 et Partie 2 of the series)

Glyphosate in the spotlight again as activists target Lipton, Skippy and other CPG brands over pesticide residues – Food Navigator USA – Par Elaine Watson (Fév 19)

In yet another effort to get attention, anti-GMO activist group Moms Across America released test results suggesting trace levels of glyphosatebut all the levels were extremely low, well below thresholds. – Lien

In GMO debate, Uganda seeks to balance hope and fear – Le Christian Science Monitor – Par Christopher Bendana (Fév 16)

After publicly supporting a bill that would have legalized genetically modified crops, Uganda’s president is now calling for additional measures to address anti-GMO activistsconcerns.” – Lien

Repenser le ban GM a exigé comme ' poisson’ marchés de canola a refusé aux producteurs de SA – FarmOnline (Australie) – Par Andrew Marshall (Fév 14)

“Les producteurs de grain vers le sud australien sont bruyamment déplorant le coût de l’interdiction de leur état sur génétiquement modifiés (GM) cultures qui menace de les arrêter le canola révolutionnaire d’oméga-3 nouveau de plus en plus.” – Lien

 

Point de vue: How European activists lobby for a glyphosate ban despite findings of its safety – Projet d'alphabétisation génétique – By Bill Wirtz (Fév 20)

Most of these environmentalist NGOs all have different public faces but are interconnected, with common reports, events, membership and general funding. This provides the illusion of a ‘mass uprising of outrage’ by disparate groups but is actually an ideological collective that shares resources and has the same agenda. Many of these groups also receive grants from the European Union itself.” – Lien

Anti-GMO articles tied to Russian sites, ISU research shows – Des Moines Register – By Donna Eller (Fév 25)

Russia is funding articles shared online that question the safety of GMOs in an effort hurt U.S. agriculture interests and bolster its position as theecologically clean alternativeto genetically engineered food…” – Lien

Juge: Monsanto Not Required to Place Warning Labels on Products – Service de nouvelles de palais de justice – By Nick Cahill (Fév 26)

A federal judge on Monday halted California’s plan to require Monsanto to place warning labels on its Roundup products, saying scientists haven’t shown a clear connection between glyphosate and cancer.” – Lien