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 (जैसे-जैसे सप्ताह आगे बढ़ेगा नए आइटम अंदर होंगे हरा वर्गों के तल पर). Be sure to come back and check the page during the week.


व्यापार, व्यापार संबंधित, आधारिक संरचना:

China invests $124bn in Belt and Road global trade project – बीबीसी समाचार (मई 14)

Mr Xi used his speech to assure Western diplomats that the plan, described as the new Silk Road, was not simply an attempt to promote Chinese influence globally.” – संपर्क

See also:
Why Trump?s Scorn for Pacific Trade Pact May Have Been HastyThe Wall Street JournalBy Bob Davis (मई 14)

While the 12-nation pact drew fire during the election, it would have fulfilled some U.S. trade goals” – संपर्क

US inks ?historic? beef deal with China?- GlobalMeatNews – ऑस्कर रूसो द्वारा?(मई 12)

America and China have inked landmark deal to promote shipments of US beef that may also cool fears of a trade war between the world?s two largest economies.संपर्क

See also: ?U.S., Chinese leaders announce progress on beef trade, जैव प्रौद्योगिकी?(Agri-Pulse, मई 11)

Latest trade indicator signals sustained momentum in second quarter – विश्व व्यापार संगठन (मई 15)

The WTO?s latest World Trade Outlook Indicator (WTOI) suggests that global trade will continue to expand moderately in the second quarter of 2017. The latest reading of 102.2 is the highest since May 2011, but strength in the overall index is tempered by weakness in certain component indices.” – संपर्क

US dairy sector prioritizes market expansion as new US Trade Representative steps in?- Dairy ReporterBy Mary Ellen Shoup?(मई 15)

The US dairy industry aims to work with US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer on a number of trade policy issues including the renegotiation of NAFTA, expanding market access channels in Asia, and preventing the loss of common food names.” –?संपर्क

How to revive TTIP – राजनीतिक चालबाज़ी करनेवाला मनुष्य, Europe EditionBy Anthony Gardner (मई 9)

Under Trump, the aborted Washington-Brussels trade deal may not be in ?deep freeze? after all.” – संपर्क

Abe says Trans-Pacific Partnership hasn’t lost momentum, but considering bilateral trade pact with USStrait-Times (सिंगापुर) / रायटर (मई 16)

In a sign of hope for Japan, new US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer will attend a meeting of trade ministers from the 21 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) countries on Thursday (मई 18) and Friday (मई 19) in the Vietnamese capital of Hanoi.” – संपर्क

‘Collective interestin keeping TPP attractive to USPMRadio New ZealandBy Chris Bramwell (मई 17)

The United States is set to benefit from the Trans-Pacific Partnership despite having withdrawn from the agreement, Trade Minister Todd McClay has conceded.” – संपर्क

Trump trade officials prefer tri-lateral NAFTA deal: यू.एस. senators – रायटर – By David Lawder (मई 16)

Several members of the Senate Finance Committee said Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and new U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer told them in a closed door meeting that they would prefer the current three-nation format but left open the possibility of parallel bilateral agreements with Canada and Mexico.” – संपर्क

Trump Administration Notifies Congress of Intent to Launch Nafta Talksj – वॉल स्ट्रीट जर्नल (By William Mauldin (मई 18)

“यू.एस. Trade Representative Lighthizer says goal is to complete talks this year” – संपर्क

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

Compelling reasons why India needs agricultural biotechnologyDeccan Herald (भारत) – By Shivendra Bajaj (मई 15)

“10 compelling reasons as for agri-biotechnology and GM technology to be incorporated are as below…” – संपर्क

Edible oil industry cheers GEAC nod for GM mustard – नवभारत टाइम्स (भारत) – By Jayashree Bhosale (मई 12)

India’s edible oil industry has welcomed the clearance given by Genetic Engineering Appraisal Committee (जीईएसी) for commercial cultivation of genetically modified mustard seeds.” – संपर्क

The Crop That Ate America – ब्लूमबर्ग – By Alan Bjerga, Jeremy Diamond and Cindy Hoffman?(मई 11)
“[सी]orn?s spread is unstoppable, उसने कहा?the economic case remains too strong, even with prices now less than half what they were five years ago.” – संपर्क
Next Phase of High-Tech Crops: Editing Their Genes – वॉल स्ट्रीट जर्नल – By Jacob Bunge (मई 7)

Monsanto and other seed companies turn to gene-editing tools such as Crispr; one possibility: tastier bell peppers” – संपर्क

Researchers able to reverse resistance of pink bollworm to Bt cottonSouthwest Farm Press (मई 9)

Collaborative effort by researchers in China and the University of Arizona find unique method to reverse resistance of pink bollworm to Bt cotton. Implications exist for transgenic corn and soybeans as well.” – संपर्क

More evidence of the benefits of mechanized grape production – पश्चिमी फार्म प्रेस – By Greg Northcutt (मई 9)
The study was designed to identify ways for San Joaquin Valley growers to reduce the cost of producing a marketable crop using less water.” – संपर्क

The field trials are part of TSL?s Potato Partnership Project to develop a Maris Piper potato that is blight and nematode resistant, bruises less and produces less acrylamide when cooked at high temperatures.” – संपर्क

Move Over GMOs? Monsanto Experimenting With Gene EditingFox Business (मई 17)

?I see gene editing very differently [than GMOs] because it?s being used today broadly by pharmaceutical, agricultural companies, universities and hundreds of startup companiesand I think there is broad support for this science and I think that is going to make a big difference…” – संपर्क

GM Mustard could open door for 100-odd crops in pipeline – बिजनेस स्टैंडर्ड (भारत) – By Sanjeeb Mukherjee (मई 13)

Activists, others question yield and bio-safety data; GM mustard can improve yields by 25-30%” – संपर्क

Ex global agribiz leader says market ready for biological insecticides – दक्षिणपूर्व फार्म प्रेस – By John Hart (मई 15)
Thirty years ago, most of the major agricultural chemical companies looked at venom from inspects and spiders and believed it would make great insecticides. But every venture failed.” – संपर्क
खेत बेबे: Take a look inside an organic ?factory farm? – Ag Daily – मिशेल मिलर द्वारा (मई 16)

Regardless of label, यह?s thanks to modern barn technology, vaccine innovation, improved cleanliness, genetics and feed efficiency, that today?s modern broiler chickens are raised with minimal risk, in the best living conditions as ever before.” – संपर्क

Why S&T could raise Africa?s agricultural productivity – SciDevNet – By Paul Boateng (मई 18)

On my way straight from Kenya?s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobimy taxi driver began a conversation about the lack of rainA veteran of countless conversations with his counterparts in London, which normally end up with a rant against the government of the day, I was wary. This one, तथापि, was different. It was wide-ranging, comprising a discourse from him on the merits of drought-resistant maize seed and the challenges of accessing it…” – संपर्क

EU to propose 10-year licence renewal for weed killer glyphosate – रायटर (मई 18)

The EU body, which regulates chemicals and biocides, said glyphosate, the key ingredient in Roundup, should not be classified as a substance causing cancer.” – संपर्क

नीति, नियामक, सक्रियता, अन्य:

Canadian GMO labeling debate heats up ahead of May 17 vote?- खाद्य नेविगेटर अमरीका – By Elaine Watson?(मई 15) – संपर्क


GMO labeling bill defeated in Canadian parliament?- खाद्य नेविगेटर अमरीका – By Elaine Watson?(मई 18)

Members of the Canadian Parliament voted against [significant margin of 216 nays and 67 yeas] approving mandatory labeling of genetically modified foods in a vote in the House of Commons yesterday.” – संपर्क

Perdue announces creation of undersecretary for trade as well as USDA reorganizationAg Update (मई 12)

?Our plan to establish an undersecretary for trade fits right in line with my goal to be American agriculture?s unapologetic advocate and chief salesman around the world,? Perdue said. – संपर्क

The labels said ?organic.? But these massive imports of corn and soybeans weren?t. – The Washington PostBy Peter Whoriskey (मई 12)

Regardless of where organics come from, critics say, the system suffers from multiple weaknesses in enforcementGauging the extent of fraud in imported organics is difficult because there is little incentive for organic companies to advertise their suspicions about suppliers.? – संपर्क

See also: ?Should the boost in funding for organic farming survive in the new administration??(Food Safety News, By Mischa Popoff and Jay Lehr – अप्रैल 21)

8 Food Words That Sneakily Mean NothingRefinery29By Marshall Bright (मई 11)

While certifications and regulations control some of what has to be (or can be) said about certain food, other words have fuzzier meanings…” – संपर्क

Canadian Distinguished Professor Under Attack???For Doing His?JobMediumBy Kevin Folta (मई 9)

US-RTK [US-Right to Know] is an activist organization in Oakland, CA that leads abusive attacks against academic leaders they want removed from the public discussion of biotechnology and food.” – संपर्क

The Left Is Rebranding Environmental Regulations As Environmental ProtectionsReason.comBy Ronald Bailey (मई 12)

Cloaking government control in the language of benevolence.” – संपर्क

Fiction to fact with biotechnologyMail & Guardian (दक्षिण अफ्रीका) (अप्रैल 28)

?Most people don?t realise that GMO technology has been taken up very quickly compared with other technologies ? there are hectares of crops in South Africa that are GMO already,? he says. ?Interestingly, there are some plants, such as sweet potato, which are naturally GMO. A lot of public concern is driven by misconception and politics, but as scientists we recognise that we must pay attention to what we do.” – संपर्क

Emails Reveal Why Whole Foods Lowered The Bar For Organic Farming Environmental StandardsThe MethodBy Stephan Neidenbach (मई 10)

A former Washington State University researcher, Charles Benbrook has been in the news recently for promising an Australian organic industry leader that he could ?ramrod? through research to question the safety of biotech crops. Acting as a consultant and advisor for the multi billion dollar industry comes off as quite hypocritical for a man who says public scientists who accept grants for biotech outreach smell like ?skunks?.” – संपर्क

The Right to Agricultural TechnologyProject SyndicateBy Henry I. Miller (मई 12)

Beyond saving lives, the Green Revolution saved the environment from massive despoliation…?Yet some seem eager to roll back these gains. – संपर्क

ChemChina poised for swift completion of Syngenta deal?- फूड नेविगेटर एशिया – By RJ Whitehead (मई 15)

Now with the support of some 82% of Syngenta shareholders, ChemChina?s US$43bn bid to take over the Swiss pesticides and seeds group appears to be heading for fast completion.” – संपर्क

Biotech Blog: USDA Should Establish a Science-Based Regulatory System to Address Genetically Engineered and Gene-Edited CropsCenter for Science in the Public InterestBy Greg Jaffe (मई 15)

USDA should regulate GE and gene-edited crops proportionally based on their potential risks to agriculture and/or the environment.? Such a system would not regulate solely based on how the product was made or the inclusion of plant-pest DNA, but rather primarily on the newly introduced characteristic” – संपर्क

Attitudes towards GM food vary throughout AsiaFarm Online (ऑस्ट्रेलिया) – By Gregor Heard (मई 17)

Each market has its own idiosyncrasies” – संपर्क

Shadows and mirrors: GMOs in China – विज्ञान के लिए कॉर्नेल एलायंस – By Mark Lynas (मई 17)

Everyone knows that Chinese agriculture is fearsomely unsustainable, heavily chemical-dependent and contributes to pollution of both air and water. Yet ?food safety? activists have focused on demonizing GMOs more than addressing real safety issues, meaning that genetic approaches to reducing the environmental impacts of farming in China have been foreclosed.” – संपर्क

American Heart Association: A clean label doesn’t necessarily make for a ‘healthyproduct?- खाद्य नेविगेटर अमरीका – By Elaine Watson?(मई 16)

Consumer research indicates that for many shoppers, ?healthy,’ is all about foods that are organic, minimally processed, natural, non-GMO, or free of artificial ingredients. But such factors should?not?be included in the legal criteria for ‘healthyclaims on pack, argues the American Heart Association (AHA).” – संपर्क