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IR8: The miracle rice which saved millions of livesBBCBy Justin Rowlatt (दिसम्बर 1)

The Indian Agriculture Minister, Shri Sudarshan Bhagat, opened the event, describing the introduction of IR8 asa great moment in India’s history”.”



Ok, here’s an interesting news item to point out

A radioactive berry-picking boom outside ChernobylCNBC.comBy Robert Ferris (नवम्बर 30)

“[टी]he berries can be labeled organic, since radioactivity is not covered under common organic designations.

संपर्क: http://www.cnbc.com/2016/11/30/a-radioactive-berry-picking-boom-outside-chernobyl.html


President-elect Trump proves a quick study ? Now he needs a lesson on TPP – पहाड – By Evan Berquist (नवम्बर 27)


China Cites ?The Art of War? as Trump Signals Trade Battle – ब्लूमबर्ग (नवम्बर 27)

संपर्क: एचटीटीपी://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-11-28/china-turns-to-the-art-of-war-as-trump-signals-battle-on-trade?

Trump’s TPP withdrawal gives China chance to redraw trade mapChannel NewsAsia / AFP (नवम्बर 24)


तुस्र्प: US to Withdraw From Trans-Pacific Trade DealVoice of America (नवम्बर 22)


The collapse of the Trans-Pacific Partnership – अर्थशास्त्री (नवम्बर 23)

Even if the TPP failed to live up to their lofty rhetoric, it did break new ground…”


Rabobank says world dairy trade still has issues?- Daily ReporterBy Jim Cornall?(नवम्बर 23)

Rabobank says that the trade in dairy products has suffered some big blows in the past three years, and that there are still challenges ahead.

Trade not so much about tariffs anymore, says NZ Trade Minister Todd McClayStuff (न्यूजीलैंड) – By Tom Pullar-Strecker (नवम्बर 27)

Trade Minister Todd McClay is promising to bring a new more open style to trade policy as he attempts to press the case for?free trade in the post-Trump and Brexit era.


तुस्र्प, चीन, And The ‘Deglobalization’ व्यापार – Forbes.comBy Kenneth Rapoza (नवम्बर 23)


DG Azev?do: ?We must ensure that the gains of trade are better shared across society? – विश्व व्यापार संगठन, विश्व व्यापार संगठन (नवम्बर 28)


Japan not ready to abandon TPP, waits to deal directly with CanadaThe Global and Mail (कनाडा) – By Mike Blanchfield (नवम्बर 28)


?Modernize? नाफ्टा, मेक्सिको?s new ambassador to US says in TucsonArizona Daily StarBy Gabriela Rico (नवम्बर 29)


How to Get the Trans-Pacific Partnership Through the Lame-DuckThe National InterestBy John O’Brien (नवम्बर 30)

Leaving the harmed segments of society on their own while forsaking trade agreements benefits no one.


?The Mother of All Deals?: Abe Could Gift Trump a Trade PactThe DiplomatBy Anthony Fensom (नवम्बर 3)


एजी, एजी टेक, उत्पादन, संबंधित मुद्दों:

Drought-resistant grass to spur milk productionSciDevNet ?- By Baraka Rateng’ (नवम्बर 22)

Struggling East African dairy farmers could benefit from new varieties of high-quality, drought-resistant forage grass known as Brachiaria that boosts milk production by 40 प्रतिशत”


NZ Scientists Develop GE Ryegrass for Healthier AnimalsCrop Biotech Update, ISAAA (नवम्बर 23)


Can GMOs save the wild American chestnut tree? – North County Public RadioBy Ellen Abbott (नवम्बर 24)

This is going to be the first genetically modified organism that’s made for restoration of a natural ecosystem, as opposed to crop plants, or food production…”


Ethiopia to commercialize Bt cotton in two yearsAfrica Business CommunitiesBy Bob Koigi (नवम्बर 25)


How Gene Editing Will Change AgricultureSuccessful FarmingBy Betsy Freese (नवम्बर 22)

Don?t want to have to dehorn your dairy cattle? There?s an option for that.?In crops, the technology has the potential to improve drought tolerance, eliminate diseases, increase yields, and much more.

संपर्क: ?http://www.agriculture.com/technology/how-gene-editing-will-change-agriculture

This is What a Climate-smart Farm Looks LikeNational Geographic, VoicesBy Tim McDonnell (नवम्बर 23)

How One Kenyan Farmer Went From ?Nothing? to the Envy of the Neighborhood


GMOs Have Had A Good 2016, But Teachable Moments Lie AheadForbes.comBy Joseph Clayton (नवम्बर 30)


Nestl? develops natural method to cut sugar in chocolate by 40%?- खाद्य नेविगेटर अमरीका – By Oliver Nieburg?(दिसम्बर 1)

Nestl? plans to introduce a faster-dissolving sugar across some of its confectionery range from 2018.

The appliance of agricultural scienceFinancial Times (यूके) – By Scheherazade Daneshkhu (नवम्बर 29)

Businesses are pushing futuristic schemes to help feed the world


Genetically Modified Pigs Could Ease Organ Shortage – वॉल स्ट्रीट जर्नल – By Amy Dockser Marcus (दिसम्बर 1)

Researchers breed animals whose organs may be compatible with humans


नियामक, नीति, सक्रियता, संबंधित मुद्दों:

I’m A Liberal And I’m Sick Of Anti-GMO Groups Exploiting Fear Of Donald TrumpForbes.comBy Kavin Senapathy (नवम्बर 23)

“[U]sing fear of Donald Trump to get donors to pitch in $140 or more for an EWG gift box with organic dish towels and a ?Modern Sprout self-watering basil herb kit (featured on Oprah?रों ?favorite things? list last year!)? है, dare I say, deplorable.


Overly Cautious and UnscientificSlate.com -??

“[मैं]t becomes almost impossible for an ordinary citizen to distinguish truth from lies.


What do GMO-free zones mean for farmers and food? – Food DiveBy Keith Loria (नवम्बर 23)

“[GMO-free zones] are primarily a component of an orchestrated marketing campaign for organic foods and are intended to keep GMOs controversial and not accepted by some fraction of the consumer public.?


Statement from Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on JCCT – यूएसडीए (नवम्बर 25)

Lack of progress on biotech issues will continue to add years to the process of commercializing them, will slow innovation and set back global efforts to address food security and climate change. The United States expects that China will fully implement its prior commitments and will work collaboratively with us to address these global challenges in the future.


China Balks at U.S. Biotechnology Proposals at Trade ForumDTN/Progressive FarmerAg Policy Blog by Chris Clayton (नवम्बर 27)


Dairy from cows fed GM feed is not ?all-natural?, alleges lawsuit vs Dannon ? but will it fly??- खाद्य नेविगेटर अमरीका – By Elaine Watson?(नवम्बर 28)

Has the FDA?s probe into ?natural? claims on food labels put a stop to the tidal wave of false advertising lawsuits engulfing food manufacturers? Not if a new complaint against Dannon is anything to go by, which also delves into the thorny issue of GMOs, another area currently being scrutinized by regulators.

?Honest food? new buzzword in ag sectorWestern Producer (कनाडा) – (नवम्बर 24)

?The big supermarket chains are behind this, even though there?s not a scientific base for their actions. यह?s more of a religion than science. Supermarkets are taking the initiative to prevent GMOs and other things they don?t like. It is not consumer driven. They hope the consumers eventually make those demands, but right now supermarkets are driving it.?


Editorial: County farm policy requires unbiased researchBoulder Daily Camera (कोलोराडो) – (नवम्बर 26)

हम [Editorial Board] readily admit that, like the commissioners driving this bus, we are not farmers. That’s why we sit down and talk to local farmers each time we address these agricultural issues. Each time, it’s clear they feel largely ignored by city-based commissioners carrying water for the anti-GMO political movement, which is at odds with the scientific consensus that GMO foods are safe. Even President Barack Obama felt compelled to instruct comedian/activist Bill Maher in a recent interview tofollow the scienceon GMOs, even if it doesn’t support the left’s preconceived political positions.


Boulder County to proceed with phasing out GMO cropsLongmont Times-Call (कोलोराडो) – By John Fryar (दिसम्बर 30)


Activists destroy conventional rapeseed (कैनोला) fields in France, claiming they are GMOs -?Agence France-Presse, via Genetic Literacy Project (नवम्बर 30)

California regulates cow fartsFox 5 (Calif) / Associated Press (नवम्बर 29)

The bottom line is it’s going to negatively impact the economics of the California dairy industry,” Van Groningen said of the new law. “In the dairy business, the margins are so slim that something like this will force us out of state.


Putin’s Great Patriotic PseudoscienceForeign PolicyBy Maria Antonova (नवम्बर 29)

Russia has a proud history of scientific inquiry and advancement. Now the Kremlin is investing in academic kooks and conspiracies.


Agency accuses nonscientists of spreading rumours about GMOThe Nation (नाइजीरिया) – (दिसम्बर 1)

“[टी]he anti-GMO controversy in Nigeria was being fueled by bias from non scientists living in Nigeria.


Pew survey: Americans don?t trust scientists on GMOs, but are warming to GM foods -?आनुवंशिक साक्षरता परियोजना – द्वारा?

“परंतु, overall most Americans do not feel strongly about the GM food issue as just 16 percent identified themselves to Pew as such?a fact that may surprise some peoplewhen it comes to?food, most Americans just don?t think much about GMOs?unless a survey prompts them to.