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Little different twist as both this and next week will be combined over the rest of the holiday season

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 remainder of the 2016 साल (newly added items will be in?हरा वर्गों के तल पर).

Happy Holidays and looking forward to a prosperous 2017 for everyone!

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व्यापार, TRADE RELATED ISSUES:

U.K. Mulling Turkey-Style Trade Pact After Brexit, Liam Fox Says – ब्लूमबर्ग – By Timothy Ross (दिसम्बर 18)

संपर्क:?https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-12-18/u-k-mulling-turkey-style-trade-pact-after-brexit-liam-fox-says

International Trade Secretary Liam Fox strikes new trade deals with South Korea leading to post-Brexit jobs and exports boostThe Sun (यूके) – By David Wooding (दिसम्बर 18)

The International Trade Secretary ?expects it to open up lucrative new markets for UK goods once Britain leaves the EU next year

संपर्क:?https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/2424427/international-trade-secretary-liam-fox-strikes-new-trade-deals-with-south-korea-leading-to-post-brexit-jobs-and-exports-boost/

अनन्य: Britain will be front of the queue for trade deal with US under Donald Trump’s new commerce secretaryThe Telegraph (यूके) – By Ben Riley-Smith (दिसम्बर 17)

संपर्क:?http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/12/17/exclusive-britain-will-front-queue-trade-deal-us-donald-trumps/

EU sees Japan free-trade deal in early 2017 – रायटर (दिसम्बर 17)

संपर्क:?http://www.reuters.com/article/us-japan-eu-idUSKBN1460GF

रूस: EU prolongs economic sanctions by six monthsEuropean Council of the European Union, प्रेस विज्ञप्ति (दिसम्बर 19)

संपर्क:?http://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/press/press-releases/2016/12/19-sanctions-russia/

Ernst: Expanded trade opportunities critical for IowaIowa Farm BureauBy Senator Joni Ernst (दिसम्बर 19)

संपर्क:?https://www.iowafarmbureau.com/Article/Ernst-Expanded-trade-opportunities-critical-for-Iowa

Is Donald Trump?s Trade Talk Confusing on Purpose? – वॉल स्ट्रीट जर्नल – By William Mauldin (दिसम्बर 22)

Some experts see a strategy for approaching negotiations with China and other countries

संपर्क:?http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2016/12/22/is-donald-trumps-trade-talk-confusing-on-purpose/

A tough year for free tradeDW (जर्मनी) – By Rolf Wenkel (दिसम्बर 27)

Donald Trump in the US and rising populist parties in Europe – 2016 wasn’t a good year for advocates of free trade. Recent studies have identified some key aspects of globalization that nativists fear most.

संपर्क:?http://www.dw.com/en/a-tough-year-for-free-trade/a-36865533

Editorial: Panama’s new canal and Chicago: A plus for the Midwest, but also a triumph of human yearningChicago Tribune (दिसम्बर 28)

संपर्क:?http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/editorials/ct-panama-canal-expansion-chicago-trade-midwest-edit-1229-jm-20161228-story.html

Trade worries dim optimism for the new yearSouthwest Farm PressBy Logan Hawkes (दिसम्बर 28)
Trade and Secretary of Agriculture appointment remain concerns as President-elect Trump gets closer to Inauguration Day. Trans Pacific Partnership and North American Free Trade Agreements are key trade deals concerning farmers who depend on export markets.

एजी, एजी टेक, उत्पादन, RESEARCH, संबंधित मुद्दों:

Scientists get down and dirty to unlock northern Australia’s agricultural potentialABC (ऑस्ट्रेलिया) – By Dominique Schwartz (दिसम्बर 19)

The samples are now being analysed as part of the Federal Government’s multi-billion-dollar plan to develop the Top End and double the nation’s agricultural output.

संपर्क:?http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-12-18/scientists-dig-up-the-dirt-on-northern-australia/8124142

Farmers are abandoning traditional ploughingBBC – द्वारा?

संपर्क:?http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-38332276

*ध्यान दें – story includes GFN member Jake Freestone (यूके)

Survey Shows Producer Support for GMO CropsAgri-PulseBy Spencer Chase (दिसम्बर 16)

संपर्क:?http://www.agri-pulse.com/Survey-shows-producer-support-for-GMO-crops-12162016.asp#.WFcR2RMjd7s.twitter

Cuba comenzar? cultivos transg?nicos de ma?z y soya en 2017 – El Espectador / AFP (दिसम्बर 17)

Si bien este pa?s cultivar? especies transg?nicas a gran escala con el fin de disminuir su d?ficit alimentario, lo har? bajo estricto control cient?fico y legal.

Translated: Cuba to begin transgenic corn and soybean crops in 2017 – “Although this country will grow transgenic species on a large scale in order to reduce its food deficit, it will do so under strict scientific and legal control.

संपर्क:?http://www.elespectador.com/noticias/elmundo/cuba-comenzara-cultivos-transgenicos-de-maiz-y-soya-201-articulo-670922

Global omega-3 supply set for GM plant shock??- NutraIngredients.comBy Shane Starling (दिसम्बर 20)

The omega-3 sector has faced down some mega challenges in recent times: Sustainability concerns. Research questioning health benefits that has affected global markets.?But volume may be its greatest challenge.

Pesticide sensors could be saving grace for agricultureSouthwest Farm PressBy Logan Hawkes (दिसम्बर 22)

This biosensor is made of graphene, a strong and stable nanoparticle, and provides instantaneous feedback versus the time and money it would otherwise take to send a sample to a lab and await results.

संपर्क:?http://www.southwestfarmpress.com/crop-protection/pesticide-sensors-could-be-saving-grace-agriculture

Australia’s OGTR Authorizes Field Trials of GM BananaCrop Biotech Update, ISAAA (दिसम्बर 21)

संपर्क:?http://www.isaaa.org/kc/cropbiotechupdate/article/default.asp?ID=15038

नीति, REGULATION, सक्रियता, अन्य:

Californian farmers delight in US Government $A766 million drought aid package – एबीसी ग्रामीण (ऑस्ट्रेलिया) – By Sarina Locke (दिसम्बर 19)

After years of wrangling over water allocations for the environment and fish, the legislation was approved by the US House and Senate, and signed by President Obama.

संपर्क:?http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-12-19/californian-drought-assistance-package/8131570

Important wins were notched up for African agriculture in?2016 – The ConversationBy Calestous Juma (दिसम्बर 18)

Leaders need to upgrade their capacity to govern increasingly complex agricultural economies if they?re to sustain the gains seen and reported in 2016.

संपर्क:?http://theconversation.com/important-wins-were-notched-up-for-african-agriculture-in-2016-69907

No mandatory labelling needed for GM foods, Commons committee saysiPolitics (कनाडा) – By Kelsey Johnson (दिसम्बर 14)

संपर्क:?http://ipolitics.ca/2016/12/14/no-mandatory-labelling-needed-for-gm-foods-commons-committee-says/

Del Monte?s pretty in pink with OK for GMOFood Safety NewsBy Coral Beach (दिसम्बर 20)

संपर्क:?http://www.foodsafetynews.com/2016/12/beach-beat-del-montes-pretty-in-pink-with-ok-for-gmo/#.WFlemuYrKUk

Affluent nations? anti-GMO stance is arrogantThe PackerBy Joe Guenthner (दिसम्बर 19)

“… he pointed his finger at me and said people in the U.S. interfered in Africa and prevented approval of a biotech corn variety that was resistant to drought.

संपर्क:?http://www.thepacker.com/news/opinion/affluent-nations%E2%80%99-anti-gmo-stance-arrogant

USDA Demands Holiday Snacks (and Parents) Be Removed from SchoolsNational ReviewBy Julie Gunlock (दिसम्बर 21)

संपर्क:?http://www.nationalreview.com/article/443243/school-food-rules-christmas-cookie-crisis-fears-empower-federal-government

California applauds President’s signature on massive water bill – पश्चिमी फार्म प्रेस – By Todd Fitchette (दिसम्बर 18)
California farmers and water users applaud President’s signature on massive water bill though most say it’s thefirst stepin a long journey to repairing the state’s broken water system
GM soybeans risk evaluation: EU court finds for CommissionFeed Navigator?- By Jane Byrne (दिसम्बर 21)

Monsanto developed genetically modified soybeans were risk assessed in accordance with EU regulations, found the EU Court of Justice (CJEU).”

Few pesticide worries in latest California sampling dataFood Safety News (दिसम्बर 23)

Almost four out of 10?samples of both domestically grown and imported fruits and vegetables that were put to the test by California showed no signs of pesticide residue???whatsoever.

संपर्क:?http://www.foodsafetynews.com/2016/12/no-pesticide-worries-in-latest-california-sampling-data/#.WGKnHxsrKUm

The miracle of food logistics – ज़मीन (ऑस्ट्रेलिया) – By Pennie Scott (दिसम्बर 28)

When cruising?supermarket aisles and dazzled by the array of foods from which to choose, spare a thought for the people who go through hell and high water to ensure these products are there, day in, day out.

संपर्क:?http://www.theland.com.au/story/4377903/the-miracle-of-food-logistics/?src=rss

There Are No ‘GMOTomatoes: Backlash Erupts After Hunt’s Marketing BlunderForbes.comBy Kavin Senapathy (दिसम्बर 28)

संपर्क:?http://www.forbes.com/sites/kavinsenapathy/2016/12/28/there-are-no-gmo-tomatoes-hunts-marketing-blunder/#1017c196467d