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व्यापार, व्यापार संबंधित, आधारिक संरचना:

?None of these big quagmire deals?: Trump spells out historic shift in approach to tradeWashington Post, Wonk blogBy Ana Swanson (फ़रवरी 24)

?While the change could allow the United States to hammer out more favorable terms at the negotiating table, as Trump and others in his administration have argued, यह?s also likely to greatly complicate the process of crafting deals and thus slow the advance of global trade, a change that could ultimately make the world poorer, economists said.? – संपर्क

Trump Is Off to a Slow Start on Trade Promises – न्यूयॉर्क टाइम्स – By Binyamin Appelbaum (फ़रवरी 24)

President Trump keeps firing verbal broadsides at Mexico and China, but so far his new administration has not acted to keep specific campaign promises about trade policy.” – संपर्क

Amid Trump Attacks, Support Grows for Free Trade – वॉल स्ट्रीट जर्नल – By Jacob M. Schlesinger (फ़रवरी 26)

WSJ/NBC News poll finds Democrats, independents increasingly positive about free tradeIncreasingly positive views of the net benefits of trade came mainly from Democrats?among whom those who said free trade helped more than hurt jumped to 57%, ऊपर से 34% over the past year?and among independents, whose support nearly doubled, with two in five now saying free trade has helped the country.” – संपर्क

WTO members welcome entry into force of the Trade Facilitation Agreement – विश्व व्यापार संगठन (फ़रवरी 27)

WTO members hailed the entry into force of the Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) as a historic achievement at a meeting of the General Council on 27 फरवरी. In welcoming this milestone, members pledged to advance work on implementing the TFA so that the full benefits of the Agreement can be reaped.” – संपर्क

Asia Economies Hold Trade Pact Talks After Trump Dumps TPPUS News & World Report / AP (फ़रवरी 27)

Negotiators from 16 Asian countries are meeting in the Japanese port city of Kobe this week for talks on a regional trade pact that could supplant the Trans-Pacific Partnership rejected by U.S. President Donald Trump.” – संपर्क

India says UK free trade deal will take yearsBBCBy Kamal Ahmed (फ़रवरी 27)

India’s finance minister has said that a free trade deal with Britain will take along timeand that no negotiations will start until the Brexit process has been completed.” – संपर्क

Trump’s six hidden trade weapons – राजनीतिक चालबाज़ी करनेवाला मनुष्य – By Danny Vinik (फ़रवरी 28)

He can’t just pull out of the WTO, but a motivated White House can cause serious trouble for our trade partners.” – संपर्क

Trump Trade Policy Expected to Seek Smaller WTO Role in the U.S. – वॉल स्ट्रीट जर्नल – By Ian Talley and William Mauldin (फ़रवरी 28)

Draft document says administration will champion U.S. law in effort to take on trading partners” – संपर्क

India to speed up FTA with Eurasian Economic UnionThe Hindu Business Line (फ़रवरी 28) – संपर्क
EU to Reject Trump?s Protectionism at Summit, Draft Shows – ब्लूमबर्ग – By Ian Wishart (मार्च 1)

“…Their stance comes at a time ?when protectionist tendencies are reappearing,? according to the draft.” – संपर्क

Agricultural trade with Mexico and Canada tops $3 billion and supports more than 18k jobsSouthwest Farm PressBy Blair Fannin (फ़रवरी 28)
NAFTA calls for the full-phased elimination of import tariffs and the elimination or fullest possible reduction on non-tariff trade barriers, such as import quotas, licensing schemes and technical barriers to trade.” – संपर्क
Thousands of soy trucks stranded on swamped Amazon highway in Brazil – रायटर – By Gustavo Bonato (मार्च 1)

Trucks have become bogged down on an unpaved section of the BR-163 highway in southern Par? state…” – संपर्क

China eyes global economic leadership as U.S. turns inward – संयुक्त राज्य अमेरिका आज – By Roger Yu (मार्च 1)

The railroad?is one of a host of infrastructure projects China spearheads?around the world?in an ambitious quest to reinforce?its emergence as the world’s next economic superpower…” – संपर्क

एजी, एजी टेक, उत्पादन, संबंधित मुद्दों:

GM ‘surrogate henscould lay eggs of rare chicken breeds, scientists say

Radical plan to maintain diversity of gene pool proposes use of genetically modified chickens as surrogate mothers” – संपर्क

Bird flu puts an end to free range eggs?- फूड नेविगेटर – By Louis Gore-Langton (मार्च 1)

The avian influenza crisis in Europe has forced producers to house birds indoors for more than three monthsmeaning the loss of free range status.” – संपर्क

Insect-Zapping Laser ?Fence? Prepares for First Enemy ContactMIT Technology Review – द्वारा?Tom Simonite (फ़रवरी 28)

A device that cooks unwanted flying bugs with a laser beam will be tested against an insect that has decimated Florida?s orange production.” – संपर्क

तंजानिया: Dar Scientists Out to Curb Aflatoxin Spread Soon – allAfrica / Tanzania Daily News (मार्च 1)

The toxic compounds produced by the green mold fungus, which can cause liver damage and cancer, occasions losses of up to 550bn/- annually” – ?संपर्क

Visiting Tanzania?s first-ever GMO crop trial – विज्ञान के लिए कॉर्नेल एलायंस – By Mark Lynas (फ़रवरी 22)

“…could be a game-changer in improving the resilience of smallholder farmers to droughts aggravated by climate change.” – संपर्क

The sorghum plant that could tackle blindness – Devex – By Deb Carstoiu (फ़रवरी 27)

The?Africa Biofortified Sorghum, or ABS, project is a public-private partnership established to tackle chronic Vitamin A deficiency in children, as well as improve levels of zinc and iron. If it gets commercial approval, it will be the first-ever biotech sorghum on the market. Like?गोल्डन राइस, biofortified sorghum is a cutting-edge approach to food security and quality.” – संपर्क

One farmer adds balance to the public discussion about GMOs by sharing their sustainability benefits?- खाद्य नेविगेटर अमरीका – एलिजाबेथ क्रॉफर्ड तक (मार्च 2)

Contrary to what some may believe, farmers who grow genetically modified crops are ?not the devil with horns,? and do have the planet?s and consumers? health and best interests in mind when they select which seeds to plant and harvest, a Maryland farmer told attendees at USDA?s Agricultural Outlook Forum in Washington, डीसी, last month.” – संपर्क

Grain traders prepping fish oil substitutes for aquaculture, health fads – रायटर – By Rod Nickel (फ़रवरी 28)

It could be a kind of showstopper for growth in aquaculture if we can?t find other sources for these valuable Omega-3 fatty acids..” – संपर्क

नीति, नियामक, सक्रियता, अन्य:

Farmers may be among the first to feel the effects of Brexit – अर्थशास्त्री (फ़रवरी 23)

Agriculture is heavily reliant on foreign workers. They may not be around for long” – संपर्क

California’s crumbling infrastructure evidence of poor priorities – पश्चिमी फार्म प्रेस – By Todd Fitchette (फ़रवरी 20)

That nobody in their right mind is betting on 100 percent water allocations from the Bureau of Reclamation (Central Valley Project) or California Department of Water Resources (State Water Project) this year suggests that the drought we just suffered was largely political.” – संपर्क

Campaigners launch fresh attack on pesticide mixtures in EU food?- फूड नेविगेटर – By Louis Gore-Langton (फ़रवरी 23)

The allegations made by PAN Europe are inaccurate and unsubstantiated…” – संपर्क

Amid the Downpour, कैलिफोर्निया?s Regulatory Drought Continues – वॉल स्ट्रीट जर्नल – By Jean Sagouspe (फ़रवरी 24)

Dams are spilling over, but decades of meddling by green groups means the water can?t get to my farm.” – संपर्क

POTUS Rolls Back WOTUSHoosier Ag TodayBy Gary Truitt?(मार्च 1)

President Trump issued an Executive Order today calling for the EPA to review and revise the Army Corps and EPA rule redefining ?Waters of the United States? (WOTUS) subject to federal control under the Clean Water Act. -?संपर्क

NGO-driven EPA regulations based on bad science need reform – पहाड – By Henry Miller (मार्च 1)

The new head of the Environmental Protection Agency (ईपीए), Scott Pruitt, made it clear in an interview with the वॉल स्ट्रीट जर्नल that his agency will be run differently than in years past: ?This past administration didn?t bother with statutes. . . They displaced Congress, disregarded the law, and in general said they would act in their own way. That now ends,” he said.” – संपर्क

Feds promise 100 percent surface water allocation to California farmers – पश्चिमी फार्म प्रेस – By Todd Fitchette (मार्च 1)
California’s historic rain and snow leads Bureau of Reclamation to make first 100-percent water allocation in over a decade.” – संपर्क
Farmers join forces to fight ?false knowledge? on glyphosate – किसानों को साप्ताहिक (यूके) – By Oliver Hill (फ़रवरी 27)

Hundreds of farmers across Britain are coming together in a concerted effort to show politicians and the public why glyphosate is so critical to agriculture and the environment.” – संपर्क

Campbell Soup Co. works with FDA, USDA to craft national GMO labeling?- खाद्य नेविगेटर अमरीका – एलिजाबेथ क्रॉफर्ड तक (मार्च 2)

Drawing on its experience as one of the first major food companies to voluntarily disclose on packages the presence of GMOs in its products, The Campbell Soup Co. is lending USDA a hand in creating the mandatory national bioengineering label standard, according to a company executive.” – संपर्क

घाना?s capacity to regulate GMOs receive major boostJoy Online (घाना) – By Joseph OpokuGakpo (फ़रवरी 27)

?The NBA is further putting in place measures to build the capacity needed to assess and make decisions on applications regarding general release of GMOs.” – संपर्क

Kenya GMO Corn Trials Said to Face Obstacle Over Import Ban – ब्लूमबर्ग – By Samuel Gebre (मार्च 2)

Kenya is withholding approval for field trials of genetically?modified corn because some officials argue that a ban on GMO imports applies to controlled growing tests as well, according to a person familiar with the deliberations.” – संपर्क