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व्यापार, व्यापार संबंधित, आधारिक संरचना:

भारत, EU discuss long pending free trade agreement – द टाइम्स ऑफ़ इण्डिया (फ़रवरी 20)

The talks have been stalled since May, 2013, when both sides failed to bridge substantial gaps on the crucial issues.” – संपर्क

Study looks at free-trade-with-Russia scenarioDeutsche Welle (फ़रवरी 20)

The study admits that a free trade agreement of this kind is barely conceivable as long as the Ukraine conflict remains unsettled and Western sanctions against Russia are in place.” – संपर्क

EU pushes for 2017 conclusion to Japan free trade talks – रायटर (फ़रवरी 20)

A trade deal between the two has taken on added significance after U.S. President Donald Trump’s withdrawal from a planned Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade alliance including Japan and as the EU looks beyond America for trade partnerships. -?संपर्क

Report: Trump administration eyes changes to trade deficit calculations – पहाड – By Evelyn Rupert (फ़रवरी 19)

The change would inflate the trade deficit number, an important figure in trade negotiations and policy.” – संपर्क

also see WSJ?Trump Administration Considers Change in Calculating U.S. Trade Deficit

RCEP talks now the most important initiative in global tradeAsia TimesBy Shiron Armstrong and Amy King (फ़रवरी 21)

It’s a misconception that China is in charge of trade talks in the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership grouping.” – संपर्क

E.U. Trade Commissioner Warns U.S. against Trade WarHandelsblatt GlobalBy Till Hoppe (फ़रवरी 20)
Getting a Feel for Trump’s Trade GameThe Weekly StandardBy Irwin M. Stelzer (फ़रवरी 18)

Donald Trump says he is for free trade. But it has to be fair trade. He sees himself not as a protectionist but as a protector of American workers from the ravages of unfair competition, somehow defined.” – संपर्क

Organic Food Sales Are Booming; Why Are American Farmers Crying Foul? – वॉल स्ट्रीट जर्नल – By Jacob Bunge (फ़रवरी 21)

Organic grain is flooding into the U.S., depressing prices and drawing complaints from domestic organic farmers who fear their harvests are held to stricter standards than foreign-raised crops.” – संपर्क

Deal to Streamline World Trade Takes EffectUS News & World ReportBy Jamey Keaton, AP (फ़रवरी 22)

The first multilateral trade agreement reached under the World Trade Organization since it was created over a generation ago has taken force, aiming to streamline cross-border trade to the benefit of the developing world in particular.” – संपर्क

Here’s how Trump may overhaul US trade data ? and why it mattersCNBCBy John W. Schoen (फ़रवरी 21)

As the president aims to make good on campaign promises toget toughon U.S. trading partners, his administration is reportedly considering a major change in the way the U.S. reports its trade deficits.” – संपर्क

Russia loses appeal over EU pork import ban?- GlobalMeatNews.com – ऑस्कर रूसो द्वारा?(फ़रवरी 24)

Russia has lost its appeal against a World Trade Organization (विश्व व्यापार संगठन) ruling over its blanket ban on imports of pigs and pork products from the European Union (अमेरिका).”संपर्क

एजी, एजी टेक, उत्पादन, संबंधित मुद्दों:

Pork grown in a lab nearer to reality?- GlobalMeatNews.comBy Rod Addy?(फ़रवरी 16)

Lab-grown pork has moved a step closer to reality with the publication of fresh research on the topic.” – संपर्क

?Chemical free? organic industry?s unacknowledged ?pesticide problem? – आनुवंशिक साक्षरता परियोजना – By Andrew Porterfield (फ़रवरी 20)

Organic marketers and anti-GMO activists exaggerate these efforts, making claims that organics are ?pesticide-free? and don?t use ?harmful? chemicals” – संपर्क

China scientist convicted in U.S. of theft of engineered rice – रायटर (फ़रवरी 16)

A federal jury on Thursday convicted a Chinese scientist in Kansas of conspiring to steal samples of a variety of genetically engineered rice seeds from a U.S. research facility, अमेरिका. Justice Department said, the latest attempt at agricultural theft linked to China.” – संपर्क

GUEST COMMENTARY ? CAN WE TURN ?GENERATION YUM? INTO ?GENERATION AG?? – The Chicago Council on Global AffairsBy Robert Hunter and Yvonne Harz-Pitre, Co-Chairs of Farming First

Dubbed ?Generation Yum? by author Eve Turow, young people in the developed world care much more about the quality, nutritional value, and provenance of their food than previous generations. This wave of interest comes at a critical moment.” – संपर्क

Scientists remove reliance on seasonality in new broccoli line, potentially doubling yieldScienmag, Science Magazine (फ़रवरी 21)

It has the potential to deliver two full crops a season in-field or it can be grown all year round in protected conditions, which could help with continuity of supply, as growers would no longer be reliant on seasonal weather conditions.” – संपर्क

Organic industry needs to re-evaluate zero tolerance of genetically modified crops: WA Farmers group – एबीसी ग्रामीण (ऑस्ट्रेलिया) – By Jo Prendergast and Di Darmody (फ़रवरी 25)

I think the real issue is the fact that the organic industry needs to re-evaluate their zero status for GM and probably take a leaf out of the book of other countries around the world with their organic industries” – संपर्क

Irradiated ground beef approved in Canada?- GlobalMeatNews.comBy Joe Whitworth?(फ़रवरी 24)

Canada will permit the sale of fresh and frozen raw ground beef treated with irradiation.” – संपर्क

नीति, नियामक, सक्रियता, अन्य:

The Deeply Offensive Marketing Ploy of ?Clean?खाना? – MediumBy Kevin Folta (फ़रवरी 15)

At a time when all of our affluent-world food is produced with tremendous care and regulation, तथा 21,000 people will die today from lack of nutrition, it is disgusting to see safe food demonized in a cheap marketing gimmick.संपर्क

Agribusiness says politics trumps science in Commission move?- Feed NavigatorBy Jane Byrne (फ़रवरी 17)

“कुछ 17 trade groups including, FEFAC, have made a joint call to the EU Commission to prioritize science-based decision making when modifying EU authorization mechanisms.” – संपर्क

Bees, Pesticides and the Activist HiveThe Wall Street JournalBy Matt Ridley (फ़रवरी 15)

A pesticides ban in Europe could soon be overturned on the grounds that it was based on unreliable data. इस दौरान, revelations that one of the scientists behind the ban was also involved with a nongovernmental organization that campaigns against pesticides continue to undermine the ban?s integrity.” – संपर्क?

Perceptions of genetically modified food are informed by more than just?विज्ञान – The ConversationBy Heather Bray and Rachel A. Ankeny (फ़रवरी 15)

As researchers keen to foster engagement around the role of science and technology in food production, we feel that this research holds several lessons for science communication.” – संपर्क

Arctic Apple could be Litmus test for future of GM foods, Rabobank analysts suggest?- खाद्य नेविगेटर अमरीका – एलिजाबेथ क्रॉफर्ड तक (फ़रवरी 20)

When the Arctic Apple hits select store shelves this month as one of the first products genetically modified for consumers? benefit, it will serve as a line in the sand for the tug of war between the non-GMO movement and the future of food innovation.” – संपर्क

Bayer says Monsanto deal on track, eyes record 2017 – Yahoo! समाचार – By Estelle Peard, AFP (फ़रवरी 22)

The deal still requires regulatory approval from the European Union and the United States. But Bayer said it wasconfidentthat the transaction would be completed this year.” – संपर्क

Why the CRISPR patent verdict isn?t the end of the storyNatureBy Heidi Ledford (फ़रवरी 17)

From legal challenges to ongoing experimentation, the story of who owns the rights to CRISPR?Cas9 gene editing is still being written.” – संपर्क

Gene editing in legal limbo in EuropeNatureEditorial (फ़रवरी 22)

The European Union is dragging its feet on gene-editing rules and scientists should push the issue.” – संपर्क

How European-Based NGOs Block Crop Biotechnology Adoption In Africa – आनुवंशिक साक्षरता परियोजना – By Margaret Karembu (फ़रवरी 23)

European politicians and anti-biotech groups lobby to prevent Africa from adopting or trading GE crops” – संपर्क