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व्यापार, व्यापार संबंधित, आधारिक संरचना:

US stance on trade forces rest of G20 to waitThe Irish Times / The Financial Times (मार्च 20)

The question now is, if Mr Mnuchin could not be persuaded to adopt a more conciliatory tone on trade, then what chance do they have with his boss Donald Trump?” – संपर्क

US breaks with allies over trade issues – बिजनेस स्टैंडर्ड (भारत) – By Jack Ewing, न्यूयॉर्क टाइम्स (मार्च 20)

The United States broke with other large industrial nations over trade on Saturday as the Trump administration rejected concerns among allies about spreading protectionism and made clear that it would seek new approaches to managing global commerce.” – संपर्क

China could retaliate to US posturing as trade crisis brews?- फूड नेविगेटर एशिया – By RJ Whitehead (मार्च 20)

A trade dispute hovering between China and America has the potential to become a fully fledged trade war, especially as western trade ministers grasp to find ways to ward off new Chinese regulations that they say amount a fresh barrier of trade.” – संपर्क

Brazil meat scandal: Temer tries to reassure partnersBBC (मार्च 20)

Brazil’s President Michel Temer has sought to reassure foreign trade partners that the corruption scandal engulfing the country’s meat industry does not mean its products are unsafe.” – संपर्क

Brazil meat scandal: trade hits back after police sting?- GlobalMeatNews.comBy Mauro Fernandes (मार्च 21)

After a major investigation showed evidence of rotten meat being consumed in Brazil and exported over the last two years, Brazilian meatpacking industry associations have accused the police of exaggeration.” – संपर्क

जापान?s Abe and Germany?s Merkel Say They Will Work Together on Free Trade – वॉल स्ट्रीट जर्नल – By Zeke Turner (मार्च 19)

Leaders praise bonds between their countries and call on other nations to resist protectionist stances” – संपर्क

China opposes trade protectionism, supports free trade: vice premier – रायटर (मार्च 18)

Beijing is struggling to cope with weak global demand and faces risks from growing U.S. trade protectionism” – संपर्क

EU chief Juncker warns against EU-US trade war: Bild am Sonntag – रायटर (मार्च 18)

“…necessary to take protectionist comments being made by U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration seriously…” – संपर्क


Investment in trade capacity and facilitation can be a key driver of agricultural development and economic growth for small and medium-sized farmers around the globe.” – संपर्क

China’s trading partners alarmed by food import controlsJapan TodayBy Joe McDonald and Gillian Wong (मार्च 21)

??It could bring down food imports quite dramatically,? said the German ambassador to Beijing, Michael Clauss. ?It often seems it is more about protecting Chinese producers than about food safety.? – संपर्क

US-China trade war threat analysed?- GlobalMeatNews – ऑस्कर रूसो द्वारा?(मार्च 22)

The threat of a trade war between two of the world?s most powerful countries China and the United States is low, but analysts warn it could dramatically damage pork trade.” – संपर्क

US envoy says US-EU trade deal still aliveYahoo!समाचार / AFP (मार्च 21)

Tuesday’s surprise twist came after the Trump administration ruffled feathers at G20 talks over the weekend by refusing to condemn protectionism in a final statement.” – संपर्क

यू.एस. farm heartland lobbies to steer Trump away from Mexico trade war – रायटर – By Jason Lange and Alexandra Alper?(मार्च 22)

We just keep pounding them on how critical trade is to us…” – संपर्क

Peter Navarro Responds to His Trade Critics – वॉल स्ट्रीट जर्नल – Letter by Peter Navarro (मार्च 22)

If India agrees to lower its tariffs on Harley Davidson motorcycles, Indian consumers will buy more Harleys and save less while Harley will sell more Harleys and invest more.” – संपर्क

एजी, एजी टेक, उत्पादन, सुरक्षा, संबंधित मुद्दों:

Farms are not like Eden: The case for aggressive human intervention in agriculture – आनुवंशिक साक्षरता परियोजना – By Andrew McGuire (मार्च 20)

There is no utopian state of nature, so we can stop trying to restore, recover, or regain any such state in agriculture.” – संपर्क

Farmers in developing countries can?t adopt genetically-engineered crops till consumers in rich countries change their?minds – फाइनेंशियल एक्सप्रेस (भारत) – By Vivian Fernandes (मार्च 16)

The area under GE crops has grown a hundred-fold since 1996, according to ISAAA, an advocacy, but the potential of the technology has not been fully realised despite farmers readily embracing it in the countries where it has been approved” – संपर्क

How To Make Farmers Love Cover Crops? Pay Them – एनपीआर, नमक – डैन चार्ल्स द्वारा (मार्च 16)

The state of Maryland pays farmers for a whole range of practices… [परंतु] admits that this may be more feasible for Maryland than for Iowa, because Maryland has a much smaller amount of crop land to protect, compared to its state budget.” – संपर्क

Maize breeders benefit from using drones – SciDevNet – By Busani Bafana (मार्च 17)

With increased demand for better seeds to adapt to changing climate, breeders have turned to unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) also known as drones for precise gathering of data from the field to enable more efficient maize breeding in most of Southern Africa.” – संपर्क

Soy cultivation: What is the path to sustainable land use in Brazil??- Feed NavigatorBy Jane Byrne (मार्च 21)

Expansion of soy production in the Brazilian Cerrado is possible but it needs to be managed to preserve areas of biodiversity, says an expert.” – संपर्क


Aflatoxin threatens not only the health but also the economies of countries worldwide.” – संपर्क

Farmers improve soil health, increase productivity – दक्षिणपूर्व फार्म प्रेस – By John Hart (मार्च 21)

The Soil Health Institute was launched in 2013 in Morrisville, N.C. to help farmers improve soil health. The Institute emphasizes cover crops and no-tillage to help farmers improve the soil, increase productivity and help the environment.” – संपर्क


नीति, नियामक, सक्रियता, अन्य:

Biofortification drive to reach 1bn dependent on consumer demand: समीक्षा – Nutraingredients.comBy Will Chu (मार्च 16)

Mainstreaming biofortification into plant breeding programs, integrating it into policies, programs and investments, and building consumer demand are needed to benefit one billion people by 2030.” – संपर्क

Conventional Produce Is Not Dirty, But The Marketing Tactics Of Big Organic AreForbes.comBy Steve Savage (मार्च 14)

For each of the last twenty years, an organization called the Environmental Working Group has issued what it calls a ?Dirty Dozen List.? It names crops?it claims to have high pesticide residues and recommends that consumers purchase organic versions of these cropsEWG persists in employing this strategy as a means of fund raising. Presumably it also serves the interests of their corporate funders in the organic food industry…” ?- संपर्क

How Organic Produce Can Make America Less Healthy – ब्लूमबर्ग – दीना शंकर द्वारा (मार्च 9)?
Claims that everyday fruit and vegetables are tainted by pesticides are having unforeseen consequences.” – संपर्क
Want more affordable and sustainable food? Invest in R&डी. – पहाड – By Margaret M. Ziegler (मार्च 16)

Every public dollar invested in agricultural research in the U.S. provides at least $10 and up to $20 in economic benefits to society,?a powerful return on investment that provides strong bang for the public agricultural research buck.” – संपर्क

The land of plenty we take for grantedDelta Farm PressBy Hembree Brandon (मार्च 13)

“?Some people just don?t have enough to worry about,? my mother was wont to say when something in the wider world struck her as nonsensical or trivial…?98 percent of the population that is non-farm gives no thought to how it all comes about, the productive, progressive agriculture that makes it all possible. They just take it all for granted.” – संपर्क

क्यू&A WITH ROB SAIKSuccessful FarmingBy Anna McConnell (मार्च 20)
If advocating for technology in agriculture means being calledradical,” he’ll take the personal attack.” – संपर्क
5 Biotech Products U.S. Regulators Aren?t Ready ForMIT Technology ReviewBy Emily Mullin (मार्च 17)

New techniques being used to produce our food or shape the environment raise regulatory questions.” – संपर्क

Future Biotechnology Products and Opportunities to Enhance Capabilities of the Biotechnology Regulatory SystemThe National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NAS) – Report release (मार्च 9) – संपर्क
Glyphosate not classified as a carcinogen by ECHAEuropean Chemicals Agency (ECHA), news release (मार्च 15)

ECHA’s Committee for Risk Assessment (RAC) agrees to maintain the current harmonised classification of glyphosate as a substance causing serious eye damage and being toxic to aquatic life with long-lasting effects. RAC concluded that the available scientific evidence did not meet the criteria to classify glyphosate as a carcinogen, as a mutagen or as toxic for reproduction.” – संपर्क

China approves fewer GMO crop imports, hampering trade: यू.एस. industry group – रायटर – By Dominic Patton (मार्च 21)

China has said it supports biotechnology to raise the efficiency of its agriculture sector and that it plans to commercialize new GMO varieties of corn and soybeans in coming years.” – संपर्क

Kenya rules out open trials on genetically modified crops – डेली नेशन (केन्या) – By Gerald Andae (मार्च 20)

The announcement comes just a month after the boards of the National Biosafety Authority (NBA) and the National Environmental Management Authority (Nema) met to try and resolve the standoff.” – संपर्क

Food nutrition reporting needs more science?- Food Manufacture UKBy Noli Dinkovski (मार्च 9, updated Mar 21)

It is time for more responsible food nutrition reporting, कहते हैं?Professor Christine Williams.” – संपर्क

Genetically-modified crops have benefits – राजकुमारी ऐनी – BBC (मार्च 22)
कैलिफोर्निया?s Central Valley Farmers Bemoan Water Allocation – वॉल स्ट्रीट जर्नल – By Jim Carlton (मार्च 22)

Farmers note that reservoirs across the Golden State have been filled to overflowing; agency says drier forecast is a factor” – संपर्क