एजी जैव प्रौद्योगिकी से संबंधित समाचार आइटम, व्यापार ? और शायद कृषि से जुड़ी कुछ अन्य दिलचस्प चीजें ? will be posted on this page throughout the week (as the week progresses newly added items will be in?हरा वर्गों के तल पर). ?Be sure to check in regularly!

नीति, नियामक, LABELING:

House approves federal GMO labeling bill that nullifies Vermont law?- खाद्य नेविगेटर अमरीका -?By Elaine Watson?(जुलाई 14)

The US House of Representatives has voted to pass a federal GMO labeling bill (306:117 votes) that would pre-empt and nullify all state-led GMO labeling laws including the one that has just come into effect in Vermont.

Food manufacturers boycott anti-GMO labeling activists in VermontDelta Farm PressBy Forrest Laws in Farm Press Blog?(जुलाई 15)

Most activists don?t really care whether GMO foods are safe ? the science says they are. They are much more intent on using labeling requirements to further spread fear and distrust of the food supply so they can force farmers to stop growing GMO crops and reduce pesticide usage.

संपर्क:?http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/food-manufacturers-boycott-anti-gmo-labeling-activists-vermont

Non-GMO verification frequently illegal and nonsensicalManitoba Co-Operator (कनाडा) – By Karen Daynard (जुलाई 18)

Oddly enough, as taken directly from their website, ?the Non-GMO Project?s verification seal is not a ?GMO-free? claim, it is trustworthy, defensible, transparent, and North America?s only independent verification for products made according to best practices for GMO avoidance.? They even know that their claims aren?t necessarily true.

संपर्क:?http://www.manitobacooperator.ca/news-opinion/opinion/non-gmo-verification-frequently-illegal-and-nonsensical/

GMO labeling may be more about marketing than transparency -?आनुवंशिक साक्षरता परियोजना – द्वारा?

The organic industry has spent millions of dollars over the years to convince consumers that food containing genetically engineered ingredients are inherently more risky than their own products, in contradiction to the overwhelming scientific consensus.

संपर्क:?https://www.geneticliteracyproject.org/2016/07/19/gmo-labeling-may-marketing-transparency/

Russia heaps restrictions on GMO imports?- GlobalMeatNews.com -?By Vladislav Vorotnikov (जुलाई 20)

Russia has adopted a new law to ban imports of GM feed in?war on genetically modified organisms (जीएमओ) found in meat and feed products.

The next GMO-labeling battleground: यूएसडीए – राजनीतिक चालबाज़ी करनेवाला मनुष्य – By Jenny Hopkinson (जुलाई 20)

Every organization from the Grocery Manufacturers Association to the Environmental Working Group is now homing its sights on the department

संपर्क:?http://www.politico.com/story/2016/07/gmo-labeling-fight-heads-to-usda-225874

Lift GM crop bans, says Productivity CommissionThe Weekly Times (ऑस्ट्रेलिया) – By Natalie Kotsios (जुलाई 19)

It says NSW, दक्षिण ऑस्ट्रेलिया, Tasmania, Western Australia and the ACT should all lift their moratoriums on GMOs, arguing there are no economic or health reasons for them.

संपर्क:?http://www.weeklytimesnow.com.au/agribusiness/cropping/lift-gm-crop-ban-says-productivity-commission/news-story/2f7c86bc7a6d62c2f31dd4a48847a6ff

What?s in a Name? Plenty, if It?s a ?GMO.?National ReviewBy Henry I. Miller (जुलाई 20)

संपर्क: http://www.nationalreview.com/article/438082/gmo-labeling-unnecessary-meaningless-and-misleading

GM product labelling ? not in Australia – ज़मीन (ऑस्ट्रेलिया) – कॉलिन Bettles तक (जुलाई 22)

संपर्क:?http://www.theland.com.au/story/4045630/gm-product-labelling-not-in-australia/

EU approves Monsanto, Bayer genetically modified soybeans – रायटर (जुलाई 22)

संपर्क:?http://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-grains-gmos-idUSKCN10212M

BIOTECH:

Activists to present their anti-GM mustard stand before central regulator on MondayThe Times of IndiaBy Vishwa Mohan (जुलाई 17)

संपर्क:?http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Activists-to-present-their-anti-GM-mustard-stand-before-central-regulator-on-Monday/articleshow/53254481.cms

Fitness and health expert: 10 science-based reasons why I?m thankful for GMOs -?आनुवंशिक साक्षरता परियोजना – द्वारा?

संपर्क: https://www.geneticliteracyproject.org/2016/07/20/fitness-and-health-expert-10-science-based-reasons-why-im-thankful-for-gmos/

Why aren?t GMOs tested on humans?Biology FortifiedBy Layla Katiraee (जुलाई 19)

“[डब्ल्यू]hat is exclusive or unique about GMOs that merits such rigorous testing, yet excludes other crop modification techniques?”

संपर्क:?https://www.biofortified.org/2016/07/why-arent-gmos-tested-on-humans/

GM Mosquitoes Reduce Dengue Fever Cases by 91% in Piracicaba, ब्राज़िलCrop Biotech Update, ISAAA (जुलाई 20)

संपर्क:?http://www.isaaa.org/kc/cropbiotechupdate/article/default.asp?ID=14587

Opposition to GM food is killing poor peopleThe Irish TimesBy William Reville (जुलाई 21)

Golden rice could save lives in developing countries, but activists continue to resist it in the face of the evidence

संपर्क:?http://www.irishtimes.com/news/science/opposition-to-gm-food-is-killing-poor-people-1.2719412

An Upgraded 3,000-Year-Old Pea Could Ease India?s Inflation Problem – ब्लूमबर्ग – द्वारा?Sandrine Rastello?(जुलाई 19)

Modi has yet to take a stance on genetically modified food.

संपर्क:?http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-07-19/an-upgraded-3-000-year-old-pea-could-ease-india-s-inflation-problem

Chinese Scientists Push for Wider GMO Use Amid ProtestsYibada (चीन) – द्वारा?Alvin Ybanez?(जुलाई 20)

संपर्क: http://en.yibada.com/articles/143326/20160720/chinese-scientists-push-wider-gmo-use-amid-protests.htm#ixzz4FA5oodBy

Anti-biotech hidden agenda: Link GMO feed to conventional dairy products to scare adoption of organics -?आनुवंशिक साक्षरता परियोजना – द्वारा?

संपर्क:?https://www.geneticliteracyproject.org/2016/07/22/anti-biotech-hidden-agenda-link-gmo-feed-conventional-dairy-products-scare-adoption-organics/

व्यापार:

EU and U.S. seek trade deal this year, knowing large hurdles remain – व्यापार अंदरूनी सूत्र / रायटर (जुलाई 15)

संपर्क:?http://www.businessinsider.com/r-eu-and-us-seek-trade-deal-this-year-knowing-large-hurdles-remain-2016-7

चीन, US on course for continuing trade wranglesSouth China Morning PostBy Zhou Xin – (जुलाई 16)

Washington says Beijing has not done enough to warrant market economy status, while US in turn is accused of growing protectionism

संपर्क:?http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/1990348/china-us-course-continuing-trade-wrangles

Britain aims to secure free trade deals with 12 countries before leaving the EU in 2019 as Australia and the US emerge at the front of the queue for deal worth billions to UK economyDaily Mail (यूके) – By Matt Dathan (जुलाई 17)

संपर्क: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3694227/Britain-aims-secure-free-trade-deals-12-countries-leaving-EU-Australia-emerge-queue-deal-worth-billions-UK-economy.html#ixzz4En2I6ECj

यू.एस. Governors Focused on Agricultural TradeSuccessful Farming at Agriculture.comBy Anna McConnell (जुलाई 16)

“?From Donald Trump to Bernie Sanders to Hillary Clinton, they all have something to say about trade, but the governors are the best indicators,? Governor Walker says.

संपर्क:?http://www.agriculture.com/news/crops/us-governors-focused-on-agricultural-trade

African blocs fail to agree on Free Trade AreaThe East AfricanBy James Anyanzwa (जुलाई 16)

संपर्क:?http://www.theeastafrican.co.ke/news/African-blocs-fail-to-agree-on-Free-Trade-Area/-/2558/3297410/-/lny9k0z/-/index.html

यू.एस. committed to TTIP, more important due to Brexit: Kerry – रायटर (जुलाई 18)

संपर्क:?http://www.reuters.com/article/us-trade-ttip-kerry-idUSKCN0ZY139

Kerry to embark on EU roadshow to promote TTIPEurActiv.comBy Georgi Gotev (जुलाई 18)

संपर्क:?http://www.euractiv.com/section/trade-society/news/kerry-to-embark-on-eu-roadshow-to-promote-ttip/

Key Republican skeptical of lame-duck Pacific trade voteMarketWatchBy Robert Schroeder (जुलाई 18)

संपर्क:?http://www.marketwatch.com/story/key-republican-skeptical-of-lame-duck-pacific-trade-vote-2016-07-18

Showing America why the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal mattersThe Australian Finance ReviewBy Craig Emerson (जुलाई 19)

Read more: http://www.afr.com/opinion/columnists/showing-america-why-the-transpacific-partnership-trade-deal-matters-20160718-gq8350#ixzz4EsZwAMMM

?As fast as possible? USA’s John Kerry calls for urgent transatlantic trade with BritainExpress (यूके) – By Greg Heffer (जुलाई 20)

US Secretary of State John Kerry yesterday signalled America would act speedily to set up a post-Brexit trade deal with Britain.

संपर्क:?http://www.express.co.uk/news/politics/690972/US-Secretary-of-State-John-Kerry-post-Brexit-trade-deal-Theresa-May-Barack-Obama-EU

More Than a Trade AgreementUS News & World ReportBy Paul Nadeau (जुलाई 19)

Abandoning the Trans-Pacific Partnership means leaving Japan and the rest of Asia in the lurch.

संपर्क:?http://www.usnews.com/opinion/articles/2016-07-19/tpp-is-important-for-japan-and-asia-relations-not-just-economics

Brazilian port push opens up big farm growth opportunities – ज़मीन (ऑस्ट्रेलिया) – एंड्रयू मार्शल द्वारा (जुलाई 20)

“ब्राज़िल?s enviable agricultural export capacity is enjoying?a port construction boom

संपर्क:?http://www.theland.com.au/story/4040224/brazilian-port-push-opens-up-big-farm-growth-opportunities/

India and US embroiled in poultry imports row?- GlobalMeatNews -?By Keith Nuthall (जुलाई 21)

India threatens to remove import restrictions on US poultry, but Washington has said it will seek to impose retaliatory duties in case New Delhi?s liberalisation falls short of global trading standards.

चीन?s Soybean Imports Seen Dropping for First Time in 15 वर्षों – ब्लूमबर्ग – द्वारा?Manisha Jha?(जुलाई 19)

संपर्क:?http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-07-19/china-s-soybean-imports-seen-dropping-for-first-time-in-15-years-iqthz1a4

TTIP Negotiators Reiterate 2016 Goal, While Noting Market Access GapsICTSD Bridges (जुलाई 21)

संपर्क:?http://www.ictsd.org/bridges-news/bridges/news/ttip-negotiators-reiterate-2016-goal-while-noting-market-access-gaps

FOOD SECURITY, एजी टेक, CROP PROTECTION, OTHER ISSUES:

Greening: Florida citrus not viable by 2019, models predict -?दक्षिणपूर्व फार्म प्रेस – द्वारा?John Hart?(जुलाई 19)

“?We are at a tipping point. Promising research is coming out. The idea is to implement this research in stages so that we can get the growers to maintain productivity while better and better strategies come out.

संपर्क:?http://southeastfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/greening-florida-citrus-not-viable-2019-models-predict

African farmers say they can feed the world, and we might soon need them toQuartz AfricaBy Peter Schwartzstein (जुलाई 20)

“साथ में 60-65% of the world?s uncultivated arable land and 10% of renewable freshwater resources, अफ्रीका?s immense agricultural potential has long been a keen point of discussion among agronomists and global decision-makers.

संपर्क:?http://qz.com/736626/african-farmers-say-they-can-feed-the-world-and-we-might-soon-need-them-to/?sf31380549=1

New Way to Boost Crop Production Doesn?t Rely on GMOs or PesticidesMIT Tech ReviewBy Mike Orcutt (जुलाई 21)

Researchers are fiddling with the plant equivalent of gut bacteria.

संपर्क:?https://www.technologyreview.com/s/601930/new-way-to-boost-crop-production-doesnt-rely-on-gmos-or-pesticides/

It matters not how much oil if there?s no food or TPDelta Farm PressBy Hembree Brandon in Farm Press Blog?(जुलाई 19)

America enjoys a level of food security that ranks it No. 1 worldwide, thanks to a lot of arable land and the continually increasing efficiency and productivity of the American farmer and the U.S. food distribution system.

संपर्क:?http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/it-matters-not-how-much-oil-if-there-s-no-food-or-tp

When Community-Supported Agriculture Is Not What It Seems – न्यूयॉर्क टाइम्स – By Julie Moskin (जुलाई 19)

संपर्क:?http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/20/dining/csa-farm-share-community-supported-agriculture.html

Wal-Mart, America’s Largest Grocer, Is Now Selling Ugly Fruit And VegetablesNPR, The SaltBy Maria Godoy (जुलाई 20)

संपर्क:?http://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2016/07/20/486664266/walmart-world-s-largest-grocer-is-now-selling-ugly-fruit-and-veg

Obama signs Global Food Security ActAgri-Pulse -?By Stephen Davies?(जुलाई 20)

संपर्क:?http://www.agri-pulse.com/Obama-signs-Global-Food-Security-Act-07202016.asp

Dow-DuPont Shareholders Approve $59 Billion Merger of Equals – ब्लूमबर्ग – By Jack Kaskey (जुलाई 20)

संपर्क:?http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-07-20/dow-dupont-shareholders-approve-59-billion-merger-of-equals