News items related to ag biotech, trade and perhaps some other interesting items out there related to agriculture will be posted on this page throughout the week (newly added items will be in green at bottom of sections). Be sure to check in regularly!

 

TRADE:

France claims TTIP talks likely to stopEurActiv with Reuters (मई 3)

Link:https://www.euractiv.com/section/trade-society/news/france-claims-ttip-talks-likely-to-stop/

Americans Split on Idea of Withdrawing From Trade Treaties -By Frank Newport -Gallup (Apr 28)

Link:http://www.gallup.com/poll/191135/americans-split-idea-withdrawing-trade-treaties.aspx

Trump rhetoric shows need to remake case for tradeZoellick -The Star Online (मलेशिया) (Apr 28)

Link:एचटीटीपी://www.thestar.com.my/news/world/2016/04/28/trump-rhetoric-shows-need-to-remake-case-for-tradezoellick/

Florida Is Worried About a Cuban Fruit InvasionBloombergBy Alan Bjerga and Marvin G Perez (Apr 29)

Link:http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-04-28/food-fight-with-castro-spells-trouble-for-biggest-florida-crops

Alarmist headlines (on TTIP) are a storm in a teacup: EU trade policy chief- Feed Navigator -By Jane Byrne (May-2)

EU trade commissioner, Cecilia Malmstrm, quickly moved to dismiss concerns about the EU position in TTIP negotiations with the US following the Greenpeace leaks today.

Canadian GMO soy producers, EU, and the CETA trade dealRadio Canada Int’l (मई 3)

Link:http://www.rcinet.ca/en/2016/05/03/canadian-gmo-soy-producers-eu-and-the-ceta-trade-deal/

Japan, EU leaders agree to accelerate free trade talksThe Japan Times / Kyodo (मई 3)

Link:http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2016/05/04/business/japan-eu-leaders-agree-accelerate-free-trade-talks/#.VyuMsDArKhd

Argentina farm exports soar in first quarter following elimination of taxes and controls MercoPress (मई 5)

Argentine farm exports rocketed 68% higher in the first quarter compared to the same 2015 period, thanks to new policies that prompted growers to sell stockpiles built up under the previous administration, the government announced.

Link:http://en.mercopress.com/2016/05/05/argentina-farm-exports-soar-in-first-quarter-following-elimination-of-taxes-and-controls

Merkel says working for U.S.-EU trade deal this yearReuters (मई 4)

Link:http://www.reuters.com/article/us-trade-ttip-merkel-idUSKCN0XV2GC

TPP signed off by select committeeRadio New Zealand (मई 5)

Link:http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/national/303131/tpp-signed-off-by-select-committee

Caught in the Middle: Farmers Seek a New and Improved GMO DebateModern FarmerBy Brian Barth (मई 2)

Link:http://modernfarmer.com/2016/05/caught-middle-farmers-seek-new-improved-gmo-debate/

The Facebook Age of Science at the World Health OrganizationNational ReviewBy David Zaruck & Julie Kelly (मई 3)

Link: http://www.nationalreview.com/article/434845/WHO-cancer-agency-bad-science-labels-glyphosate-probably-carcinogenic

ADM, Bunge Won’t Buy Monsanto’s New Genetically Modified SoyBloombergBy Shruti Singh and Lydia Mulvany (मई 3)

Link:http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-05-02/adm-bunge-refuse-to-trade-monsanto-genetically-modified-soybean

Why I Buy GMO SeedsForbes.comBy Brian Scott (मई 3)

Link:http://www.forbes.com/sites/gmoanswers/2016/05/03/why-i-buy-gmo-seeds/#4794e4b65ee6

Grassley says GMO-labeling bill won’t be done by July- The Des Moines RegisterBy Christopher Doering (मई 2)

Link:http://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/money/agriculture/2016/05/02/grassley-says-gmo-labeling-bill-wont-done-july/83832360/

The woman behind GMO technology on feeding the world and never-ending controversyTech InsiderBy Ariel Schwartz (मई 5)

Link:http://www.techinsider.io/mary-dell-chilton-on-feeding-the-world-and-gmo-controversy-2016-5

Even the Critics Are Coming Around on GMOsPacific StandardBy James McWilliams (मई 4)

Food labeling initiatives that were originally meant to take GMOs down a peg bother biotechnology advocates, but the debate may be what pushed consumers to better understand a complicated issue.

Link:https://psmag.com/even-the-critics-are-coming-around-on-gmos-689197905f9c#.p9r3w07q5

Without GMOs, South African maize yields would be lower -industry groupReuters (मई 3)

Link:http://in.reuters.com/article/safrica-drought-gmo-idINL5N180298

DA asked to push for biotech lawBusiness Mirror (Philippines) – By Mary Grace Padin (मई 5)

Link:http://www.businessmirror.com.ph/da-asked-to-push-for-biotech-law/

Ethiopia: Improving Agricultural Productivity Through TechnologyallAfrica / The Ethiopian HeraldBy Abebe Woldegiorgis (मई 5)

Link:http://allafrica.com/stories/201605050976.html

OTHER:

Antibiotics and Hormones in BeefSkeptoidBy Brian Dunning (मई 3)

Link:https://skeptoid.com/episodes/4517

New corn policy could prompt shift in Chinese agri-production- Food Navigator Asia -By RJ Whitehead (मई 4)

By cancelling the corn temporary purchase and storage policy after eight years, Chinese authorities may have precipitated a seismic shift in the countrys corn and its deep-processing industries through this crucial supply-side reform.

World’s No. 1 Herbicide Said to Face Shorter EU Reauthorization BloombergBy Jonathan Stearns (मई 4)

The European Commission plans to seek a nine-year renewal of the license in Europe for glyphosate instead of the usual 15 वर्षों…”

Link:http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-05-04/world-s-no-1-herbicide-said-to-face-shorter-eu-reauthorization

Food crop yield to benefit from nanoparticle innovation, study predicts- Food Navigator -By Will Chu (मई 5)

Nanoparticle technology could be used to improve the way beans absorb nutrients, boosting growth in order to meet the demand for food, a study has highlighted.

Agriculture Start-Ups Get Boost From Big Firms and InvestorsNew York TimesBy Andrew Pollack (मई 4)

Link: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/05/business/agriculture-start-ups-get-boost-from-big-firms-and-investors.html