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The June 2 ग्लोबल किसान नेटवर्क (GFN) column by Dr. गिल्बर्ट Arap बोर (एक केन्याई किसान से यूरोपीय संघ संसद के नाम खुला पत्र: अवकाश अफ्रीका अकेला) appeared in the June 7 opinion section of the Daily Nation newspaper from Nairobi, केन्या – one of East Africa’s most prominent publications.

If you haven’t read Bor’s column yet, do so. ?It may surprise you that the archaic colonial mindset appears to alive and well with some in the European Union attempting to influence or tell African farmers what they can or cannot do. ?Instead of being a notion just read about in dusty history books, ?it’s being currently discussed in the EU Parliament

Africa needs biotechnology to fight hunger – डेली नेशन (केन्या) – Commentary by Gilbert arap Bor (जून 7)

The hostility to GMOs has set us back a generation.

संपर्क:?http://www.nation.co.ke/oped/Opinion/Africa-needs-biotechnology-to-fight-hunger/-/440808/3235314/-/aedoju/-/index.html

See also How to Starve Africa: Ask the European Green Party (The Risk-Monger, जून 8) that refers to Bor’s column:?https://risk-monger.com/2016/06/08/how-to-starve-africa-ask-the-european-green-party/

Open Letter to the EU Parliament from a Group of Nigerian Farmers: Let Us Make This Choice for Ourselves (जून 3)

संपर्क:?http://www.ofabnigeria.com/resource/news/open-letter-to-the-eu-parliament-from-a-group-of-nigerian-farmers-let-us-make-this-choice-for-ourselves.html

भी, another GFN member, वी. Ravichandran from India appeared in a prominent publication from his country, The Hindu BusinessLine:

Smart crops getting more from lessThe Hindu BusinessLineBy Chitra Narayanan and KV Kurmanath (जून 6)

संपर्क:?http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/specials/india-file/smart-crops-getting-more-from-less/article8697271.ece

गिल्बर्ट Arap बोर is the 2011 Kleckner Trade and Technology Advancement Award recipient, तथा वी. रविचंद्रन received the award in 2013.

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What will Brexit do to UK trade?Independent (यूके) – By Ben Chu (जून 2)

संपर्क:?http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/will-brexit-damage-trade-eu-referendum-vote-leave-a7062201.html

U.K.’s Cameron: Brexit would ‘put a bomb under our economy – संयुक्त राज्य अमेरिका आज – By Kim Hjelmgaard (जून 6)

संपर्क:?http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2016/06/06/brexit-european-union-david-cameron/85475976/

World trade chief says post-Brexit ‘WTO optionmay be unfeasible for UK – रायटर – By Tom Miles (जून 6)

संपर्क:?http://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-wto-idUSKCN0YS1LA

EU member states stalemate on glyphosateDeutsche?Welle (जून 6)

A panel of experts from EU member states failed to agree on whether to extend approval for the use of controversial weedkiller glyphosate…”

संपर्क:?http://www.dw.com/en/eu-member-states-stalemate-on-glyphosate/a-19310131

Renewal of glyphosate in EU still in limbo?- Feed Navigator -?By Jane Byrne (जून 6)

The reauthorization of controversial herbicide, glyphosate, has again failed to get the backing of an EU committee.

Economic report signals end for GM barriers – ज़मीन (ऑस्ट्रेलिया) – कॉलिन Bettles तक (जून 6)

Results of a new economic report, showing Genetically Modified crops have increased farmer incomes by $1.37 billion in Australia since 1996 while drastically cutting greenhouse gas emissions, reinforces why unnecessary State-based moratoria should end, supporters say.

संपर्क:?http://www.theland.com.au/story/3949686/economic-report-signals-end-for-gm-barriers/

Argentina and Monsanto reach preliminary agreement on seeds and soy controls – MercoPress – (जून 4)

Under the accord the Argentine government will be the one to carry out the inspections, as part of a proper framework for agriculture firms to be paid for royalties.

संपर्क:?http://en.mercopress.com/2016/06/04/argentina-and-monsanto-reach-preliminary-agreement-on-seeds-and-soy-controls

The Panama Canal Expansion: Changes Beyond the WaterwayKnowledge@Wharton – (जून 3)

The expansion of the Canal will enable longer, wider and heavier ships to transit; it is expected to open for commercial traffic on June 26.

संपर्क:?http://knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu/article/panama-canal-expansion-changes-beyond-waterway/

Why is Obama strangely silent on the Pacific trade deal? – न्यूजवीक – Opinion by Daniel Ikenson (जून 3)

संपर्क:?http://www.newsweek.com/why-obama-strangely-silent-pacific-trade-deal-465787

Organic food is no healthier than normal produce, professor saysThe Telegraph (यूके) – By Sarah Knapton (जून 2)

संपर्क:?http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/06/01/organic-food-is-no-healthier-than-normal-produce-professor-says/

Anti-GMO groups hurting farmersSt. Cloud TimesBy Joni Kamiya (जून 1)

संपर्क:?http://www.sctimes.com/story/opinion/2016/06/01/anti-gmo-groups-hurting-farmers/85189128/

यूट्यूब – #Farmers4GlyphosateGuy Smith, British farmer – हानि

Use biotech to beef up climate fightSciDevNetBy Jayson Merkley (मई 31)

Poor nations shouldn?t miss out on advances such as lab-cultured meat and low-methane GM rice, says Jayson Merkley.

संपर्क:?http://www.scidev.net/global/biotechnology/opinion/biotech-climate-fight.html

CSOs stance and scientist support for the adoption of GMOsNews Ghana (जून 4)

Ghana has the potential to improve its food and nutrition security if government and other relevant stakeholders invest massively in biotechnology, some scientists in the country have stated.

संपर्क:?https://www.newsghana.com.gh/csos-stance-and-scientist-support-for-the-adoption-of-gmos/

EPA draft triazine assessment stirs up criticism from agricultureDelta Farm PressBy Forrest Laws (जून 3)

?ईपीए?s flawed?atrazine?report is stomping science into the dirt and setting farmers up for significant economic hardship…”

संपर्क:?http://deltafarmpress.com/corn/epa-draft-triazine-assessment-stirs-criticism-agriculture

The world?s most vilified company?now a takeover target?has a plan to feed us all. Will it work?”

संपर्क:?http://fortune.com/monsanto-fortune-500-gmo-foods/

Commentary: Not granting China market status could jeopardize tradeXinhua (चीन) -?by Xinhua writers Zhang Zhengfu, Liu Fei (जून 6)

While granting China market economy status (MES) will mean win-win results for China and the?यूरोपीय संघ, refusal to do so could put one of the world’s most important trade relationships at risk.

संपर्क:?http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2016-06/07/c_135417358.htm

Fun of the pear: Aussie invention will ?transform avocado industry?Food Navigator Asia -?By RJ Whitehead (जून 7)

An Australian company claims to have developed technology that will ?revolutionise? the global avocado market by preventing the pears from browning.

यू.एस. lawmakers probe EPA staff over possible bias in herbicide review – रायटर – By PJ Huffstutter (जून 7)

One question that lawmakers are trying to answer, according to legislative sources, is whether EPA staff allowed personal bias to color the agency’s scientific review of glyphosate…”

संपर्क:?http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-glyphosate-epa-idUSKCN0YT2FP

Interconnected diets: Two thirds of crops we consume are result of ?food globalisation??Food Navigator -?By Nathan Gray (जून 8)

‘Foreigncrops dominate national food consumption patterns and farming practices, according to new research that finds nearly 70% of fruit, सब्जियां, legumes and grains in an average country’s diet originate somewhere else.

Scientist takes issue with no-pesticide-organic claim ? in nice wayDelta Farm PressBy Forrest Laws (जून 6)

“?In my experience, most people are shocked to discover organic growers do use pest control chemicals ? just not chemicals that were developed by people and don?t occur in nature,? writes Dr. Adrianne Massey.

संपर्क:?http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/scientist-takes-issue-no-pesticide-organic-claim-nice-way

जर्मनी?s Strange Turn Against TradeProject Syndicate – द्वारा?Marcel Fratzscher (जून 6)

A trade-dependent economy has much to gain from freer trade, especially with a market as large as the US. Germany should be using its political clout to push its European counterparts to seal the deal.

संपर्क:?https://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/germany-opposition-transatlantic-trade-partnership-by-marcel-fratzscher-2016-06

Too close to call: How do consumers really feel about GMOs??- खाद्य नेविगेटर अमरीका -?एलिजाबेथ क्रॉफर्ड तक (जून 8)

The controversy surrounding genetic engineering may feel deafening at times with each said prolifically and loudly debating its pros and cons, but the vast majority of consumers remain unfamiliar GMOs and unclear if they pose a risk, according to a recent survey.

Merkel tries to lower expectations for swift EU trade deal with U.SEuronews / रायटर (जून 8)

संपर्क: ?http://www.euronews.com/business-newswires/3204597-merkel-tries-to-lower-expectations-for-swift-eu-trade-deal-with-us/

Britain?s Trade Future in Question if Brexit HappensVOA, Voice of AmericaBy Luis Ramirez (जून 7)

संपर्क:?http://www.voanews.com/content/britain-trade-future-quetion-brexit-happens/3366804.html

Obama, Modi vow to strengthen economic and trade ties – पहाड – By Vicki Needham (जून 7)

संपर्क:?http://thehill.com/policy/finance/trade/282602-obama-modi-vow-to-strengthen-economic-and-trade-ties

Maha should allow GM trials of all crops The Times of India (जून 8)

संपर्क:?http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/nagpur/Maha-should-allow-GM-trials-of-all-crops/articleshow/52645085.cms?from=mdr

California citrus funds $8M HLB cure research facility – पश्चिमी फार्म प्रेस – By Todd Fitchette (जून 7)

संपर्क:?http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/california-citrus-funds-8m-hlb-cure-research-facility

Putin Is Growing Organic Power One T-34 Tank-Tomato at a Time – ब्लूमबर्ग – द्वारा?Anatoly Medetsky,?Matthew Campbell,?Yuliya Fedorinova?(जून 7)

Russia last year joined dozens of nations in banning the commercial planting of genetically modified organisms and has since barred GMO importsputting Putin at the vanguard of an increasingly vocal global movement.

संपर्क:?http://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2016-06-07/putin-is-growing-organic-power-one-t-34-tank-tomato-at-a-time

Scientists lobby for partial lifting of GMO production ban in Russia ? paperRT, Russia Today (जून 9)

संपर्क:?https://www.rt.com/politics/345955-scientists-lobby-partial-lifting-of/

Taxing red meat, the danger of over-reacting to an environmental issueSouthwest Farm PressBy Logan Hawkes (जून 9)

संपर्क:?http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/taxing-red-meat-danger-over-reacting-environmental-issue

Monsanto develops plan for GMO U.S. soy lacking EU import approval – रायटर (जून 7)

संपर्क:?http://www.reuters.com/article/us-monsanto-gmo-soybeans-idUSKCN0YT2SV

Agriculture Groups Ratchet Up Pressure on EU Over Approval of GMO Seeds – वॉल स्ट्रीट जर्नल (जून 9)

European and U.S. traders and farmers cite longer-than-usual delays

संपर्क:?http://www.wsj.com/articles/agriculture-groups-ratchet-up-pressure-on-eu-over-approval-of-gmo-seeds-1465499827