News items related to ag tech, biotech, trade 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 ingreenat bottom of sections). Check the page during the week for updates.

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TRADE, TRADE RELATED, INFRASTRUCTURE:

Trade growth to sustain momentum in first quarter of 2018, latest trade indicator suggests – L'organisation de commerce mondial (Feb 12)

The WTOs latest World Trade Outlook Indicator (WTOI), released on 12 février, suggests that the trade recovery of 2017 should continue, with solid trade volume growth in the first quarter of 2018.” – Lien

The latest World Trade Outlook Indicator (courtesy of WTO).

Australia and Peru sign free trade dealYahoo! Finance / AAP (Feb 11)

We also agree that the regional economic integration of the Asia Pacific region is very important and we are working together to move that agenda forward.” – Lien

Trudeau Sees Clear Path Forward on NaftaBloombergBy Josh Wingrove (Feb 11) – Lien
China traders cancel U.S. corn cargoes on tighter GMO controls, buy from Ukraine: sources – Reuters – By Hallie Gu, Dominique Patton (Feb 9)

“…become tougher for Chinese grain mills to get permits to process genetically modified corn this year…” – Lien

 


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

Their farm land was their labThe Hindu (Feb 9)

Some budding agriculturalists not only tweaked farming practices on their own fields, but also helped transform their village.” – Lien

Regulatory restructure of biotech is critical to the future of US agricultureThe HillBy Tammy Lee Stanoch (Feb 11)

“…future food needs will require adding new innovative and transformative technologies to our current capabilities in agriculture…” – Lien

99.5% of samples test below EPA benchmark residue levelFarm Press (Feb 9)
Pesticide Data Program scientists and staff use rigorous sampling to test a wide variety of domestic and imported foods.” – Lien

 


POLICY, REGULATORY, ACTIVISM, OTHER:

German agri-strategy targets animal welfare, organic productionFood NavigatorBy Katy Askew (Feb 12)

German legislators have detailed plans to develop an animal welfare label and promote organic agriculture as part of a deal that could enable the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) to head up a coalition government under Angela Merkel.” – Lien

Free-from foods are seen as healthierespecially GM-free and palm oil-free: étude – Food NavigatorBy Niamh Michail (Feb 9)

However, the more nutritionally informed an individual was, the smaller the ‘health haloeffect was.” – Lien

U.S. pledges support for biotech in NigeriaNew Telegraph (Nigeria) – By Caleb Onwe (Feb 9) – Lien