एजी तकनीक से संबंधित समाचार आइटम, जैव प्रौद्योगिकी, trade and perhaps some other interesting items out there related to agriculture will be posted on this page throughout the week (as the week progresses newest items will be inहरा वर्गों के तल पर). Be sure to check in regularly.


व्यापार, व्यापार संबंधित, आधारिक संरचना:

Wheat Growers in the United States and Canada support cross-border trade and open wheat marketNewsHubNationBy Levi Wood and Jason Scott (Feb 8)

Our organizations [Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association and U.S. Wheat Associates] and farmers on both sides of the border strongly support cooperating to ensure an open market” – संपर्क

*NoteLevi Wood is a member of the GFN

Mexico ready to retaliate by hurting American corn farmersCNN MoneyBy Patrick Gillespie (Feb 13)

“…Mexican senator Armando Rios Pitersays he will introduce a bill this week where Mexico will buy corn from Brazil and Argentina instead of the United States.” -संपर्क

World Trade Outlook Indicator suggests moderate trade momentum in first quarter of 2017 – विश्व व्यापार संगठन (Feb 14)

Trade-related indicators including air freight, automobile sales, export orders and container shipping have all registered solid gains in recent months, auguring for faster growth in merchandise trade volumes in the first few months of the year.संपर्क

Trade deals are complicated because trade is complicatedLos Angeles TimesOp-ed by Dalibor Rohac (Feb 13)

Meaningful liberalization, then, has to focus on smoothing over the differences in regulatory regimes. Value chains extend through numerous countries and often involve shipping intermediate products across borders. नतीजतन, there are countless environmental, safety and sanitary rules enforced by different conformity assessment bodies.” – संपर्क

Reshape or shatter?The pitfalls of renegotiating NAFTA – अर्थशास्त्री (Feb 11)

A revision of the North American trade deal will not give Donald Trump what he wants” – संपर्क

Not all blackBrexit: the New Zealand precedent – अर्थशास्त्री (Feb 11)

How New Zealand coped with the loss of preferential access to its biggest market” – संपर्क

EU Parliament passes CETA trade deal- Food NavigatorBy Niamh Michail(Feb 15)

MEPs have voted in favour of the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between the EU and Canada in Strasbourg today with 408 votes in favour and 254 againstmust now be passed by national and regional governments, which opponents have welcomed as an opportunity to stop it.” – संपर्क

एजी, एजी टेक, उत्पादन, संबंधित मुद्दों:

Uganda’s Bad SeedsReason.comBy Francisco Toro (Mar 2017 issue)

East Africans go hungry because they can’t trust their markets” – संपर्क

Genetically modified banana trial to return to Northern Territory in hope of finding variety resistant to Panama TR4ABC News (ऑस्ट्रेलिया) – By Lisa Hebert (Feb 12)

We’re now taking those four lines that look very promising and trialling a much larger number of plants over a much bigger area.” – संपर्क

Chemical breakthrough gives hope for future of agricultural weed control – एबीसी ग्रामीण (ऑस्ट्रेलिया) – By Joanna Prendergast (Feb 14)

The discovery is being welcomed by grain growers who are battling a number of weeds with growing amounts of resistance to chemical controls.” – संपर्क

नीति, नियामक, सक्रियता, अन्य:

An informed opinion on GMOs – हवाई: In Real LifeBy Ed Morita (Jan 30)

I wanted factual information, and it has taken me several years to gather enough that I feel I can have an informed opinion on the matter. That opinion is that I am NOT opposed to GMOs.” – संपर्क

Supermarkets look to sustainability as the next organicThe Baltimore SunBy Lorraine Mirabella (Jan 28)

The designations are part of a ratings system the Landover-based grocer is testing in nine of its stores that measures the sustainability of food, both fresh and processed.” – संपर्क

राय: Agricultural Technology Can’t Be IgnoredThe Standard (केन्या) – By Gilbert arap Bor (Feb 10)

“…were choosing to squander a promising opportunity, are still plagued with scientific ignorance and that once again, an African nation continues to lag behind the world in everything.” – संपर्क

*NoteThe author, Gilbert arap Bor is a GFN member and the 2011 Kleckner पुरस्कार recipient

Are your food facts really food myths? – The Columbus DispatchBy Marion Renault (Feb 8)

Scientists communicate in data charts and tables; lay people often make decisions based on emotion. It can be challenging to speak both languages… ” – संपर्क

Juncker plans radical shake-up to save the EU from itself – राजनीतिक चालबाज़ी करनेवाला मनुष्य, Europe EditionBy Simon Marks (Feb 7)

Commission chief wants to kick toxic decisions back to national governmentsA stark example of how the EUs legislative sausage gets made will take place next month when European countries need to decide whether to clear genetically modified crops for cultivation.” – संपर्क

Why Nigeria Needs To Key Into Biotechnology Global Evolution – नेतृत्व (नाइजीरिया) – By Nkechi Isaac (Feb 14)

With the current population of over 180 लाख लोग, famine, malnutrition and hunger are staring the nation in the face. All these emergency situations are closely linked with the inability to produce enough food to feed the people, which make it obvious that the conventional method of agriculture is not working for us.” – संपर्क