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Almost assuredly there are some folks who read “उड़ती हुई गाय” in the title and reactively snapped to the thought of some nefarious ‘big agplot or scientific experiment

कुंआ, if you did, then go ahead and settle down. ?Just having some fun with you. ?The ‘plotis actually current trade issues and disruptions, and some dairy cattle are simply hitching a ride on Qatar Airlines (see story below).

भी, there’s some pretty important news that came out mid-week via Reuters:

ग्लाइफोसेट लड़ाई – कैंसर एजेंसी ने ग्लाइफोसेट सबूतों को अंधेरे में छोड़ दिया (केट केलैंड द्वारा, रायटर – जून 14, 2017)

“विश्व स्वास्थ्य संगठन की कैंसर एजेंसी का कहना है कि एक सामान्य वीडकिलर है “शायद कार्सिनोजेनिक।” उस समीक्षा की अगुवाई करने वाले वैज्ञानिक ताज़ा आंकड़ों के बारे में जानते थे जो कैंसर के लिंक को नहीं दिखाते थे – लेकिन उन्होंने कभी इसका उल्लेख नहीं किया और एजेंसी ने इसे ध्यान में नहीं रखा।” – संपर्क

 

व्यापार, व्यापार संबंधित, आधारिक संरचना:

Flying Cows to Qatar Is One Man?s Way to Beat the Saudis – ब्लूमबर्ग – By Mohammed Serge and Donna Abu-Nasr (जून 13)

The showdown between Qatar and its neighbors has disrupted trade, split families and threatened?to alter long-standing geopolitical alliances. यह?s also prompted one Qatari businessman to fly 4,000 cows to the Gulf desert in an act of resistance and opportunity?to fill the void left by a collapse in the supply of fresh milk.” – संपर्क?

यू.एस. business group urges trade fixes ahead of China’s party congress – रायटर (जून 8)

Social and economic stability is seen as a top priority for China’s ruling elite ahead of a 5-yearly party congress this fall. Diplomats suggest that turmoil in relations with the United States would be an unwanted distraction for Xi ahead of a tricky leadership transition within the party.” – संपर्क

Canada’s premiers leave D.C. hopefulThe Hamilton Spectator / The Canadian Press (जून 8)

“…expressing hope that the upcoming renegotiation of NAFTA will be quick and relatively pain-free, rather than a drawn-out bargaining slugfest.” – संपर्क

Azev?do: We must ensure trade contributes to solving problems faced by leaders today – विश्व व्यापार संगठन (जून 8)

“[Azev?do] expressed the hope that this success could signal the start of a ?new era? ? ?one which works to spread the benefits of trade in the way we all want to see? – संपर्क

Africa Corn Silos Overflow in South as Food Crisis Hits East – ब्लूमबर्ग (मई 29)

?Transport costs, import-export bans, restrictions on genetically modified grain and local politics all hinder trade…अफ्रीका में, you can only move so much produce.? – संपर्क

Trump Stumps for Infrastructure Plan – AGWEB – बेन पॉटर तक (जून 7) – संपर्क
Trump Expected To Restrict Trade, Travel With CubaNPR (जून 12) – संपर्क
US dairy groups urge prioritizing trade with Mexico when NAFTA renegotiation begins – खाद्य नेविगेटर अमरीका -?By Mary Ellen Shoup (जून 13)

When US negotiators begin the process of modernizing and updating NAFTA, US dairy groups have stated maintaining a dependable trade relationship with Mexico and removing trade barriers in Canada remain priorities.” – संपर्क

?Britain 0, Insanity 2?: How the U.K. Election May Play OutKnowledge@Wharton (जून 9)

The only certainty about this week?s British election is the uncertainty it has created over Brexit ? on top of all the uncertainty that preceded it.” – संपर्क

Shipping Giants Are Looking to Self-Piloting Boats to Shift CargoMIT Technology Review -?By Jamie Condliffe (जून 9)

Millions of containers could be hauled by robotic ships within the next decade.” – संपर्क

Is Trump Becoming More Friendly To Trade? – भाग्य – By Alan Wolff (जून 12)

Lost in this high-profile series of steps where America was seemingly distancing itself from its allies in dealing with issues of common economic and security concern, was a positive statement on trade policy that the U.S. and its major allies issued at the G7 Summit…” – संपर्क

 

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

CROP BIOTECHNOLOGY HAS A PROVEN TRACK RECORD: WHY ARE SOME COUNTRIES STILL DENYING FARMERS ACCESS? – Chicago Council on Global AffairsGuest Commentary by Graham Brookes (जून 12)

Crop biotechnology, often referred to as genetically modified (जीएम) crops, has now been widely used by farmers in 26 देशों, for over 20 वर्षों. Despite it providing many global environmental and economic benefits over this period, many farmers, in many countries, continue to be denied access to this innovative agricultural tool. This needs to change.” – संपर्क

Robots Wielding Water Knives are the Future of FarmingWIREDBy Matt Simon (मई 31)

“…robots will definitely support the dwindling farming workforce. Fewer immigrant workers are coming to the fields, and their demographics are shifting.” – संपर्क

नीति, नियामक, सक्रियता, अन्य:

Brazil approves world’s first commercial GM sugarcane: developer CTC – रायटर – By Ana Mano (जून 8)

“…first time such permission has been granted anywhere in the world.” – संपर्क

Court stays Whitewave almondmilk lawsuit: ‘Whether plant-based ‘milkshould be deemed an ‘imitationfits squarely within the FDA?s authority – खाद्य नेविगेटर अमरीका -?By Elaine Watson (जून 12)

A lawsuit alleging Silk almondmilk is falsely advertised as nutritionally equivalent to dairy milk has been stayed by a judge on primary jurisdiction grounds, while a near-identical case filed by the same law firm over Almond Breeze has been thrown out after a different judge found the same allegations to be ?patently implausible.?” – संपर्क

*Also see related news from EU:

European Court of Justice says purely plant-based products can?t use dairy namesDairy Reporter -?By Jim Cornall (जून 14)

The Court of Justice of the European Union in Luxembourg today announced purely plant-based products cannot, in principle, be marketed with designations such as ?milk?, ?cream?, ?मक्खन?, ?cheese? या ?yogurt?, which are reserved by EU law for animal products.” – संपर्क

Farewell to Fairtrade: Sainsbury’s defends in-house sustainable sourcing certification?- Food NavigatorBy David Burrows (जून 9)

UK supermarket Sainsbury?रों, the world?s biggest retailer of Fairtrade goods, has launched its own sustainable sourcing programme for more than 35 key commodities and ingredients. Campaigners, farmers and some manufacturers have cried foul, but are they being fair?” – संपर्क

Activists, AGs file appeal of EPA denial of chlorpyrifos petition – पश्चिमी फार्म प्रेस – By Forrest Laws (जून 6)
Environmental and labor groups claim EPA has reversed its decision on chlorpyrifos safety during change of administrators.” – संपर्क
Scientists back GM mustard, say will help create better hybridsDeccan Herald (भारत) (जून 6)

The National Academy of Agriculture Sciences (NAAS), साथ में 625 सदस्यों, adopted a resolution on the commercialisation of GM mustard, seeking immediate release of the crop in the field.” – संपर्क

USDA Helps Expand Rural Broadband Infrastructure in Four StatesSouthWest Farm Press (जून 8)
Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue today announced that USDA is making those loans, totaling $43.6 दस लाख, available in hopes that better internet access can stimulate rural economies.” – संपर्क
Attack of the Killer Petunias – वॉल स्ट्रीट जर्नल -?By Henry I. Miller (जून 12)

Harmless flowers are destroyed since they were genetically modified but not Washington-approved.” – संपर्क (Subscription-based)

Words matter: Goodbye ?जीएमओ?? -?आनुवंशिक साक्षरता परियोजना – द्वारा?

“…actual scientists rarely (if ever) उपयोग ?जीएमओ? designation in technical parlance. It first regularly was highlighted in rhetoric opposing the technology, and since has sadly been adopted by mainstream media.” – संपर्क

Forget GMOs. The next big battle is over genetically ?edited? foodsThe Washington Post, WonkblogBy Caitlin Dewey (जून 13)

According to the Pew Research Center, nearly 40 percent of Americans believe GMOs are bad for their health. This assertion is not supported by science, which has concluded that the genetically modified crops on the market are safe for consumption.” – संपर्क