एजी तकनीक से संबंधित समाचार आइटम, जैव प्रौद्योगिकी, व्यापार ? और शायद कृषि से जुड़ी कुछ अन्य दिलचस्प चीजें ? will be posted on this page throughout the week (as the week progresses newest items will be in?हरा वर्गों के तल पर). ?Be sure to check in regularly.

 

व्यापार, व्यापार संबंधित, आधारिक संरचना:

China offers concessions to avert trade war with USFinancial Times (यूके) – By Tom Mitchell and Shawn Donnan (अप्रैल 10)
Xi affords Trump prospect of quick wins on market access in finance and beef” – संपर्क
India is losing faith in free-trade agreementsBloomberg ViewBy Mihir Sharma (अप्रैल 9)

China-backed trade pact Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership, or RCEP, has discovered a familiar hurdle in the path?भारत” – संपर्क

Trump tweets: ‘Time will tellon trade with China – राजनीतिक चालबाज़ी करनेवाला मनुष्य – By Rebecca Morin (अप्रैल 8)

It was a great honor to have President Xi Jinping and Madame Peng Liyuan of China as our guests in the United States. Tremendous…” the president wrote. “…goodwill and friendship was formed, but only time will tell on trade.” – संपर्क

Trump considers investigation of international trade partnersWashington Post, WonkblogBy Damian Paletta (अप्रैल 9)

“… considering?an executive action that would launch?a formal investigation into the way U.S. trading partners?use subsidies and a tactic known as ?dumping? to skew imports and exports…” – संपर्क

Labor warns of Trump-style anti-trade backlash building in AustraliaSydney Morning HeraldBy Adam Gartrell (अप्रैल 10)

If you look closely enough you can see the seeds of the same problem taking root here too…” – संपर्क

As CETA looms, Canada braces for the European cheese invasionThe Globe and MailBy Sylvain Charlebois (अप्रैल 9)

Subsidies aside, many European dairy farms are more competitive than our farms in Canada. Beyond the meagre financial-support programs, a clear road map to make our dairy sector more competitive is urgently needed.’ – संपर्क

New trade deal with India could be years away, Malcolm Turnbull saysABC News (ऑस्ट्रेलिया) – By Stephen Dziedzic (अप्रैल 10)

But negotiations became bogged down last year after that deadline sailed by. Talks have now come to a virtual standstill with Australia turning its attention to a trade deal with Indonesia instead.” – संपर्क

चिली, China start talks to expand trade dealYahooNews (ऑस्ट्रेलिया) / AFP (अप्रैल 11)

Latin American countries are concerned about the impact Trump’s trade policies will have…” – संपर्क

Trump administration moving ahead with ending Jones Act exemptionsPlatts (अप्रैल 11)

The 100-year-old Jones Act requires vessels transporting goods between US ports to be US-flagged, US-built and majority US-owned.” – संपर्क

Trade recovery expected in 2017 तथा 2018, amid policy uncertainty – विश्व व्यापार संगठन (अप्रैल 12)

Growth in the volume of world merchandise trade is expected to rebound this year from its tepid performance in 2016, but only if the global economy recovers as expected and governments pursue the right policy mix, WTO economists reported.” – संपर्क

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

PPPs: Planting the seeds of prosperity for Bangladeshi farmersDevexBy Deb Carstoiu (Mar 30)

“… the Bt eggplant has shown?close to 100 percent effectiveness?in controlling pests. Not only have farmers? incomes risen through increased yields, but the crop requires?far fewer insecticide applications?to reduce pests that threaten it.” – संपर्क

Food tech: the future is now, say investors?- Food NavigatorBy David Burrows (अप्रैल 7)

Food prices are rising, corporates are failing to innovate and diets are shifting ? यह?s the perfect recipe for a food tech start-up.” – संपर्क

California citrus growers face headwinds in ACP battle – पश्चिमी फार्म प्रेस – By Todd Fitchette (अप्रैल 4)
For all the California industry?s best efforts to control the psyllid and contain the disease in California, HLB continues to be found in urban neighborhoods east of L.A. While it hasn?t yet been found in commercial groves, that is arguably just a matter of time.” – संपर्क
Armyworm wrecks havoc with Kenya?s grain basket – डेली नेशन (अप्रैल 9) – संपर्क
Inside the little-known Monsanto campus where scientists are changing the way you eat – व्यापार अंदरूनी सूत्र – By Melia Robinson (अप्रैल 10)

On a sprawling campus in Woodland, कैलिफोर्निया, Monsanto chips away at making a juicier melon, a more shelf-stable onion, a tomato that doesn’t go limp in shipment, and other foods made using?traditional breeding techniques augmented by high-tech tools.” – संपर्क

Gene editing opens doors to seedless fruit with no need for beesNew ScientistBy Alice Klein (अप्रैल 11)

The technique will make it possible to make?a much wider range of seedless fruits than is currently available…” – संपर्क

 

नीति, नियामक, सक्रियता, अन्य:

कैलिफोर्निया?s Wasted Winter Rains – वॉल स्ट्रीट जर्नल – समीक्षा & Outlook (अप्रैल 5)

The drought is over but the greens keep sending the water out to sea.” – संपर्क

*For background?- see op-ed by GFN board member Ted Sheely, California Farmers Invest Water to Feed People

*ध्यान दें – see Apr 11 ख़बर खोलना: ?Reclamation Releases 100 Percent Water Supply Allocation for Central Valley Project Contractors South-of-Delta?

Glyphosate to join Proposition 65 list?- खाद्य नेविगेटर अमरीका – By Elaine Watson?(अप्रैल 10)

The herbicide glyphosate is to be added to the list of chemicals known to cause cancer under California’s Proposition 65 legislation, which means companies producing products containing residues of the popular herbicide may in future have to feature warning labels.” – संपर्क

Give GMOs a break, alcohol is a group 1 carcinogenThe Star (केन्या) – By David Makumi (अप्रैल 7)

Every time the Health ministry weighs in on the debate on genetically modified organisms, it is almost always to effect a ban. From the recent move to stop field trials, to maintaining the earlier ban that was informed by a now discredited French study, the ministry is overly sensitive to all matters GMOs.” – संपर्क

Health risk from pesticide residues is low, says EFSA?- Food Navigator -By Niamh Michail?(अप्रैल 12)

The health risk from pesticide residues in food is low, according to a report by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA)…” – संपर्क