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This Thursday, नवंबर 24 है Thanksgiving in the United States and we wish everyone celebrating here, and also our viewers around the rest of the world, a great week.

व्यापार, TRADE ISSUES:

Pacific Rim Nations Push Back on Free-Trade Skepticism – वॉल स्ट्रीट जर्नल – By Ryan Dube and Carol E. Lee (नवम्बर 20)

APEC leaders in Peru said they hoped to persuade the next U.S. president of trade?s benefits, while China indicated at the summit it was ready to take the lead in promoting trade

संपर्क:?http://www.wsj.com/articles/apec-delegates-push-back-against-protectionism-1479656260

Window on Washington: The Future of TradeCouncil on Foreign Relations, CFR Events (नवम्बर 18)

Experts discuss the future of U.S. trade policy in light of the recent election of Donald Trump to the U.S. presidency.

संपर्क:?http://www.cfr.org/trade/window-washington-future-trade/p38514

Mexico Seeks Trump Talks to Modernize Nafta, Pena Nieto Says – ब्लूमबर्ग – By John Quigley (नवम्बर 19)

संपर्क:?http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-11-19/mexico-seeks-trump-talks-to-modernize-nafta-pena-nieto-says

Latin American economies look to China for free trade optionsSouth China Morning PostBy Laura Zhou (नवम्बर 20)

As US backing of the TPP looks shaky under Trump, Chile and Peru consider Beijing-backed alternative

संपर्क:?http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/2047728/latin-american-economies-look-china-free-trade-options

Two items via USA Today:
‘Don’t assume the worstof Trump on trade, Obama says in Peru (नवम्बर 19), तथा?Trans-Pacific Partnership may not be dead yet (नवम्बर 21)
Donald Trump: US to quit TPP on first day in office – बीबीसी समाचार (नवम्बर 22)

He made the announcement in a video messageboutlining what he intends to do first when he takes office in January.

संपर्क:?http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-38059623

China Has Warned of Retaliation if U.S. Levies Tariffs, Commerce Secretary Saysj – वॉल स्ट्रीट जर्नल – By Ian Talley (नवम्बर 22)

Beijing?s response if President-elect Donald Trump follows through on pledge could harm economy, Penny Pritzker warns

संपर्क:?http://www.wsj.com/articles/china-has-warned-of-retaliation-if-u-s-levies-tariffs-commerce-secretary-says-1479854008

No chance for food embargo to be lifted soon, says Putin?- GlobalMeatNewsBy Vladislav Vorotnikov (नवम्बर 23)

Russia aims to maintain its food embargo for as long as possible to protect investment in the country?s meat industry, Russian president Vladimir Putin has claimed.

एजी, एजी टेक, उत्पादन, संबंधित मुद्दों:

With an Eye on Hunger, Scientists See Promise in Genetic Tinkering of Plants – न्यूयॉर्क टाइम्स – By Justin Gillis (नवम्बर 17)

“…increased the productivity of a test plant ? तंबाकू ? by as much as 20 प्रतिशत…That is a huge number, given that plant breeders struggle to eke out gains of 1 या 2 percent with more conventional approaches.

संपर्क:?http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/18/science/gmo-foods-photosynthesis.html?_r=0

China is on a mission to modernize African farming?and find new markets for its own companiesQuartzLily Kuo (नवम्बर 16)

संपर्क:?http://qz.com/788657/a-chinese-aid-project-for-rwandan-farmers-is-actually-more-of-a-gateway-for-chinese-businesses/

How GMOs Help Us Reduce Food Waste & Its Environmental ImpactForbes.comBy Kate Hall (नवम्बर 18)

संपर्क:?http://www.forbes.com/sites/gmoanswers/2016/11/18/gmos-help-reduce-food-waste/#59e7f86c6546

Co-existence possible between genetically modified and conventional crops – न्यूजीलैंड किसान – By Pat Deavoll (नवम्बर 18)

संपर्क:?http://www.stuff.co.nz/business/farming/86510021/coexistence-possible-between-genetically-modified-and-conventional-crops

Researchers track climate change risk to feed crops, animal production in US?- Feed NavigatorBy Aerin Einstein-Curtis (नवम्बर 18)

Soil and water management top mitigation plans for US farmers to address climate change risk, कहते हैं?expert.

नीति, नियामक, सक्रियता, संबंधित मुद्दों:

Iowa farmer challenges activist Vandana Shiva after ?myth-filled? anti-GMO lecture – आनुवंशिक साक्षरता परियोजना – द्वारा??

While I appreciate Vandana Shiva?रों?passion for the environment and crop diversity, most of her claims have been readily debunked. Her campaigns are subsidized by?millions of dollars of contributions by organic food companies to spread lies about conventional agriculture to push an agenda.

संपर्क:?https://www.geneticliteracyproject.org/2016/11/21/iowa-farmer-challenges-activist-vandana-shiva-myth-filled-anti-gmo-lecture/

Here’s a ‘longletter to the editor about Shiva’s visit to Drake Univ. in the Nov 14 Des Moines Register by Aman Mann, the daughter of GFN member Gurjeet Singh Mann (भारत): ?Genetically modified crops benefit farmers

ConfoundUpSnopes.comBy Alex Kasprak (नवम्बर 16)

A laboratory test performed by food activists is going viral, but its results and the allegations drawn from them are not reliable.

संपर्क:?http://www.snopes.com/monsanto-suppressing-evidence-of-cancerous-herbicide-in-food/

EPA schedules new SAP for glyphosate review for Dec. 13-16 – Delta Farm PressBy Forrest Laws (नवम्बर 17)

In documents released earlier this fall, EPA said it has determined glyphosate is probably not carcinogenic in humans, a finding shared by such organizations as the European Food Safety Agency and the New Zealand equivalent of EPA.

संपर्क:?http://deltafarmpress.com/regulatory/epa-schedules-new-sap-glyphosate-review-dec-13-16

Hawaii GMO Seed Companies Win Big In Appeals Court RulingsHonolulu Civil BeatBy Anita Hofschneider (नवम्बर 18)

“अमेरिका. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals concludes that Hawaii counties don?t have the right to regulate agriculture.

संपर्क:?http://www.civilbeat.org/2016/11/hawaii-gmo-seed-companies-win-big-in-appeals-court-ruling/

Court ruled correctly on anti-GMO lawsThe Garden Island (Kaua’i, हवाई) – द्वारा?Allan Parachini (नवम्बर 20)

संपर्क:?http://thegardenisland.com/news/opinion/guest/court-ruled-correctly-on-anti-gmo-laws/article_1411286e-3cd0-5da8-8352-f538bcf8a712.html

US Senators: We need faster GM approval process by China?- Food Navigator Asia By Aerin Einstein-Curtis (नवम्बर 18)

Several US Senators have called on the Obama administration to make the approval process for GM products a focus in upcoming trade talks with China.

‘Fundamental to future food production’: Brexit may allow farmers to grow GM cropsFarming UK (नवम्बर 19)
NOSB votes to keep ?जीएमओ 2.0? techniques out of organic?- खाद्य नेविगेटर अमरीका – एलिजाबेथ क्रॉफर्ड तक (नवम्बर 22)

To protect organic crops and products form the ?incursion? of rapidly developing genetic engineering, the National Organic Standards Board voted last week to recommend USDA expand and strengthen the definitions of excluded methods under organic regulations.