ध्यान दें – news items of interest added on Apr 1 are in GREEN.

 

The Missing Monument on the National MallA Tribute to Norman Borlaug on His 102nd Birth Anniversary -?The Huffington PostBy Ambassador Kenneth M. क्विन (Mar 23)

“…America, through its domestic farm efficiency and foreign assistance programs led ?the single greatest period of food production and hunger reduction in all human history.?

संपर्क: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/kenneth-m-quinn/the-missing-monument-on-t_b_9526592.html

BIOTECH, FOOD LABELING

Sowing the Seeds of a Farm Boom in Africa – ब्लूमबर्ग – By Alan Bjerga (Mar 31)

Big Ag takes on problems like climate change and food spoilage.

संपर्क:?http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-03-31/sowing-the-seeds-of-a-farm-boom-in-africa

Reaping The Numerous Benefits Of Biotechnology In NigeriaDaily Nigeria NewsBy Timothy Opaluwa (Mar 26)

Agricultural experts have identified application of modern biotechnology as a powerful tool in boosting food production in the country.

संपर्क:?http://www.dailynigerianews.com/2016/03/26/reaping-the-numerous-benefits-of-biotechnology-in-nigeria/

Experts say fighting misperceptions about GE crops begins with educating publicCropProtectionNews (Mar 28)

संपर्क:?http://cropprotectionnews.com/stories/510704055-experts-say-fighting-misperceptions-about-ge-crops-begins-with-educating-public

AU official hails Ugandan scientists on biotechNew Vision (युगांडा) -?By Christopher Bendana (Mar 25)

संपर्क: http://www.newvision.co.ug/new_vision/news/1420479/au-official-hails-ugandan-scientists-biotech#sthash.iZOwjUvQ.dpuf

A hungry world should look to GMOs – पहाड – By Former Rep. Charlie Stenholm (D-Texas) – Mar 29

The hungry of the world though, have a major problem. The so-calledenvironmental movementhas convinced the political leaders of the world that technology is bad, but neglect to present a sustainable alternative…”

संपर्क:?http://thehill.com/blogs/pundits-blog/energy-environment/274523-a-hungry-world-should-look-to-gmos

These vitamin-fortified bananas might get you thinking differently about GMOs – पीसने के लिये अन्न – नतनएल जॉनसन द्वारा (Mar 25)

Tackling this problem is important for environmental reasons as well as the obvious humanitarian ones…”

संपर्क:?http://grist.org/science/these-vitamin-fortified-bananas-might-get-you-thinking-differently-about-gmos/

The organic industry?s GMO hoax – पहाड – By Amanda Zaluckyj (Mar 24)

The organic industry has taken a safe, effective technology and scared people into thinking it needs to be labeled.

संपर्क: http://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/274069-the-organic-industrys-gmo-hoax

Label ThumpersSlateBy Daniel Engber (Mar 27)

The GMO movement is about faith, not facts

संपर्क:?http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and_science/science/2016/03/the_gmo_labeling_movement_is_about_faith_not_facts.html

Grassley: GMO labeling deal unlikely before summerDes Moines RegisterBy Christopher Doering (Mar 22)

संपर्क: http://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/money/2016/03/22/grassley-gmo-labeling-deal-unlikely-before-summer/82120088/

Big Food Caves to Tiny Vermont on GMO Labels Ahead of July Law – ब्लूमबर्ग – By Craig Giamonna and Alan Bjerga (Mar 23)

संपर्क: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-03-23/big-food-caves-to-tiny-vermont-on-gmo-labels-ahead-of-july-law

CITRUS GREENING:

Is HLB close to making its San Joaquin Valley debut? – पश्चिमी फार्म प्रेस – By Todd Fitchette?(Mar 16)

संपर्क: http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/hlb-close-making-its-san-joaquin-valley-debut

Citrus growers urged to make ACP ‘enemy number one -?पश्चिमी फार्म प्रेस – By Todd Fitchette?(Mar 16)

संपर्क: http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/citrus-growers-urged-make-acp-enemy-number-one

व्यापार:

Lee Hsien Loong?s American Exceptionalism – वॉल स्ट्रीट जर्नल – By William McGurn (Mar 31)

“सिंगापुर?s prime minister says the U.S. might be roiled by politics, but its leadership on trade and security is indispensable.

संपर्क:?http://www.wsj.com/articles/lee-hsien-loongs-american-exceptionalism-1459464855#livefyre-comment

व्यापार, at what price? – अर्थशास्त्री (अप्रैल 2 संस्करण)

America?s economy benefits hugely from trade. But its costs have been amplified by policy failures

संपर्क:?http://www.economist.com/news/united-states/21695855-americas-economy-benefits-hugely-trade-its-costs-have-been-amplified-policy

European Trade Head Optimistic on TTIP ProgressGlobalTradeBy Michael White (Mar 30)

Despite the heated anti-free trade rhetoric from both Republican and Democratic presidential aspirants, negotiations to forge a sweeping U.S.-European free trade deal by the end of this year are advancing, at least from the European Union perspective.

संपर्क:?http://www.globaltrademag.com/global-trade-daily/news/european-trade-head-optimistic-on-ttip-progress

Campaign Trade Wars The New YorkerBy William Finnegan (Mar 30)

The loud, often incoherent debate about foreign trade hit a new volume level this week as the Presidential campaign arrived in Wisconsin for the April 5th primary there…”

संपर्क:?http://www.newyorker.com/news/daily-comment/campaign-trade-wars

White House says U.S. leadership, prestige at stake in debate over Pacific Rim trade deal Washington PostBy David Nakamura (Mar 29)

The Obama administration is fighting back against an anti-free trade mood on the 2016 campaign trail, arguing that the United Statescredibility and prestige in Asia is at stake in the debate over a Pacific Rim trade deal that the president has made a top priority in his final year.

संपर्क:?https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/wp/2016/03/29/white-house-u-s-leadership-prestige-at-stake-in-debate-over-pacific-rim-trade-deal/

Free-Trade Opposition Unites Political Parties in Bloomberg PollBloomberg PoliticsBy John McCormick and Terrence Dopp (Mar 24)

A stunning rejection of what was a postwar cornerstone of American economic and foreign policies reverberates again and again in the answers to the poll?s questions.

संपर्क:?http://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2016-03-24/free-trade-opposition-unites-political-parties-in-bloomberg-poll

Uruguay to promote Mercosur-China FTA: FMXinhua/New China (Mar 28)

“”We want to get closer to China, because it is the main business partner to all Mercosur countries,” Nin Novoa told the Senate’s International Affairs Committee, according to local newspaper El Observador.

संपर्क:?http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2016-03/28/c_135227757.htm

Egypt wheat row turns toxic?Food Navigator -?By Will Chu (22 Mar)

मिस्र?s wheat import dispute continues, with mixed messages on fungal infection rates sparking panic about cancer-causing bread, as a currency devaluation puts strain on food prices.

Obama, Argentinian President Macri consider free tradeUPI.com -?By Andrew V. Pestano?(Mar 23)

संपर्क: http://www.upi.com/Top_News/World-News/2016/03/23/Obama-Argentinian-President-Macri-consider-free-trade/8121458727936/

Obama declares ‘new dayin US-Cuba ties and offers to end trade embargoInternational Business Times – द्वारा?Vasudevan Sridharan (Mar 22)

संपर्क: http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/obama-declares-new-day-us-cuba-ties-offers-end-trade-embargo-1550883

 

नियामक:

US invests in nanotechnology for food safety?GlobalMeatNews.com -?By Oscar Rousseau (1-अप्रैल)

The US Department of Agriculture (यूएसडीए) has announced plans to pump millions into researching ways nanotechnology can be used to improve food safety.

http://www.croplifeamerica.org/epas-violation-of-its-own-process-and-politicalization-of-decision-making-threatens-farmers-ability-to-effectively-control-pests/

http://farmfutures.com/blogs-fifra-treated-seed-exemption-challenged-court-10760

http://www.globalmeatnews.com/Safety-Legislation/US-plans-to-modernise-meat-inspection/

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-grains-regulation-idUSKCN0WQ013