एजी तकनीक से संबंधित समाचार आइटम, जैव प्रौद्योगिकी, व्यापार ? और शायद कृषि से जुड़ी कुछ अन्य दिलचस्प चीजें ? सप्ताह भर इस पृष्ठ पर पोस्ट किया जाएगा (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.


Given the July 4th holiday in the U.S. delayed news postings a bit and that was not started until Thursday the 6th, we’re just going to combine this week and next week into a singular page. ?Enjoy.



व्यापार, व्यापार संबंधित, आधारिक संरचना:

EU and Japan reach free trade deal – बीबीसी समाचार (जुलाई 6)

“तथापि, few specific details are known and a full, workable agreement may take some time. Two of the most important sectors are Japanese cars and, for Europe, EU farming goods into JapanEven once the agreement is fully signed, the deal is likely to have in place long transition clauses of up to 15 years to allow sectors in both countries time to adjust to the new outside competition.” – संपर्क

A new trade deal between the EU and Japan – अर्थशास्त्री (जुलाई 8 संस्करण)

Besides slashing tariffs on cheese and cars, it sends a message to Donald Trump” – संपर्क

Global Trade Rebounds Despite Trump?s Protectionist Threats – ब्लूमबर्ग – By Enda Crran (जुलाई 5) – संपर्क

US Farmers Plow Through Uncertain Trade EnvironmentVOA NewsBy Kane Farabaugh (जून 29) – संपर्क

America’s trade partners are less aggressive under TrumpCNNMoneyBy Ivana Kottsaova (जुलाई 5)

President Trump’s aggressive stance on global trade may be working in America’s favor.” – संपर्क

ब्राज़िल: Main Points of Mercosur-EU Trade Deal Need to Be Concluded in DecemberVOA / रायटर (जुलाई 6) – संपर्क

तुस्र्प?s trade threats appear to be working ? for nowWashington Post, WonkblogBy Elizabeth Winkler (जुलाई 7)

The world?s largest economies have responded to Trump?s trade threats with less protectionism, not more, according to a new study by Global Trade Alert, which has monitored protectionism among countries in the Group of 20 since 2008.” – संपर्क

Merkel reiterates support for US-EU trade dealSt. Louis Post-Dispatch / AP (जुलाई 11)

The dpa news agency reported Tuesday that Merkel told a business audience in Bavaria that President Donald Trump’s administration had signaled it is ready to negotiate and thatfor me a Trans-Atlantic agreement remains on the daily agenda.”” – संपर्क

US formally demands FTA renegotiationThe Korea TimesBy Park Hyong-ki (जुलाई 13)

The United States has officially requested South Korea to start theprocess of negotiating to remove barriers to U.S. trade and consider needed amendmentsto the U.S.-Korea free trade agreement (KORUS FTA).” – संपर्क


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

Cows of the future: Florida scientists bid to create genetically-modified, heat-resistant cows which will boost beef industryFirstPost (भारत) (जुलाई 3) – संपर्क

NIPGR develops Genetically Modified rice that can reduce phosphorus fertilizer usageDept of Biotechnology, विज्ञान मंत्रालय & प्रौद्योगिकी (भारत) – संपर्क

Genetic engineering tool generates antioxidant-rich purple riceScience Magazineसंपर्क

Amish farmers square off against Big Organic in milk battleThe Washington PostBy Peter Whoriskey (जुलाई 5)

Why did the amount of organic milk rise almost three times as fast as the number of organic cows?” – संपर्क

Genetically Engineered Moths Coming to a Cabbage Patch Near YouMIT Technology ReviewBy Emily Mullin (जुलाई 7)

Open-air tests of self-destructing moths mark a new frontier for GMOs.” – संपर्क

New cassava varieties to ease hunger pangsMediaMax (केन्या) – By Wahinya Henry (जुलाई 3)

“…disease-resistant and nutritionally-enhanced varieties are expected to improve the livelihoods and health status of???Kenyans and in Africa.” – संपर्क

Queensland breakthrough brings golden glow to new provitamin A-rich variety – ज़मीन (ऑस्ट्रेलिया) – By Mike Foley (जुलाई 8)

?What we?ve done is take a gene from a banana that originated in Papua New Guinea and is naturally very high in provitamin A, but has small bunches, and inserted it into a Cavendish banana…” – संपर्क

Bananas with boosted vitamin A developed in Queensland to save African lives (ABC News (ऑस्ट्रेलिया) – By Louisa Rebgetz (जुलाई 6) – संपर्क

Results of gene editing could be seen in livestock industry in a few years – ज़मीन (ऑस्ट्रेलिया) – By Lucy Kinbacher July 10) – संपर्क

?I would hope that sanity will rule the day because DNA is safe, we have been eating it since the beginning of time and there is nothing toxic being made…?Our focus has been to use natural (science elements) that already exist to improve the animals in ways that we can?t.? – संपर्क

6000 farmers cultivating Bt Brinjal in Bangladesh – फाइनेंशियल एक्सप्रेस (Bangledesh) (जुलाई 10) – संपर्क

Zapping Noxious Weeds On Organic Farms Is Harder Than You Think – एनपीआर, नमक / Northwest Public RadioBy Courtney Flatt (जुलाई 10)

We’re struggling. We’ve got a couple of [organic] fields that have some real thistle problemsThis is the third time this year that Hunton has tine-weeded this field. It’s an all-day job. In his conventional wheat fields, he can spray once and be done with it. “We use a lot of steel and diesel to control weeds…”” – संपर्क

Talking Dicamba With Farmers???What I?LearnedMediumBy Robb Fraley (जुलाई 11)

Importantly, what I heard from the vast majority of the growers, consultants and academicians that I?ve met and spoken with is this is an important tool and it can be used effectively and safely.” – संपर्क

East African scientists turn to gene sequencing against ‘Ebola of plants’ – CNN, Marketplace AfricaBy Kieron Monks (जुलाई 11)

The outbreak could have a catastrophic impact if it continues to spread. But local specialists are working with an international coalition and state-of-the-art technology to defeat it.” – संपर्क


नीति, नियामक, सक्रियता, अन्य:

खाद्य विकास – HawaiiFarmers DaughterBy Joni Kamiya (जून 27)

“यह?s a movie of hope for the future and a challenge for many to face the reality of what they may believe.” – संपर्क

समीक्षा -?Documentary ‘Food Evolutionturns to reason to discuss GMO controversyLos Angeles TimesBy Kenneth Turan (जून 29)

But taking as his theme a quote attributed to Mark Twain that posits, “It’s easier to fool people than to convince them they have been fooled,” filmmaker Kennedy wants us to consider the notion that much of what we feel about GMOs may be wrong.” – संपर्क

राय: GMO opponents in ?frenzied heat? trying to discredit Food Evolution movie – आनुवंशिक साक्षरता परियोजना – By Joan Conrow (जून 29) – संपर्क

Anti-biotech group uses big tobacco strategy to refute GM researchWestern Producer (कनाडा) – By Stuart Smith (जून 29)

The USRTK [US Right to Know] is a U.S. shell organization (funded by more than $400,000 per year from the organic industry) created to attack academic research on the benefits of biotechnology and genetically modified crops. The organization works to attack, discredit and scare academics.” – संपर्क

Fear-based food labels do far more harm than goodDelaware news JournalBy Kent Messer (जून 30)

“लक्ष्य? Distinguish their products from those of their competitors, and drive up sales in the process. While these tactics are often touted in the context of providing ?transparency? for the consumer, they aren?t always truthful or based in science.” – संपर्क

Farmers Fight to Plant GE Maize MON810 in ItalyCrop Biotech Update, ISAAA (जून 28) – संपर्क

‘Nano scare’: Scientists blast Friends of the Earth for ‘facileinfant formula claims – फूड नेविगेटर एशिया -?द्वारा?Gary Scattergood (जुलाई 3)

Reports that some infant formula products on sale in Australia and New Zealand contain potentially ‘dangerous’?nanoscale particles have been dismissed by regulators and scientists ??with one branding it blatant ‘scaremongering’.” – संपर्क

No gluten-free hosts for Eucharist, Vatican says, but GMOs OKFrance24 / AFP (जुलाई 8) – संपर्क

?Nigeria yet to tap benefits of biotechnology? – The Nation (नाइजीरिया) – By Blessing Olaifa and Olugbenga Adanikin (जुलाई 9) – संपर्क

Biotechnology a key to food securitySun Star (फिलीपींस) – By Ace June Rell S. Perz (जुलाई 9)

“…scientific technology gives farmers a fighting chance to cope with the many challenges and obstacles they face in farming.” – संपर्क

USDA to publish draft of GMO labeling rule this fall – खाद्य नेविगेटर अमरीका -?द्वारा?Elaine Watson (जुलाई 11)

USDA will publish a draft of its proposed federal GMO labeling rule in the fall of this year (which will be subject to public comment) and says it is ?working hard to meet the schedule in order to issue a final rule on the law in July 2018.? – संपर्क

MEPs oppose GM herbicide resistant soybean imports – फूड नेविगेटर -?By Jane Byrne (जुलाई 12)

Environment MEPs have called on the EU Commission not to authorize imports of products into the EU made from herbicide resistant soybean, DAS-68416-4.” – संपर्क

Science role in food is ?urgent?, claims tech bodyFoodManufacture.co.uk -?By Noli Dinkovski (जुलाई 10)

There is a??clear and urgent??need for science and technology to play a role in sustainable food and food security, according to a report by the Institute of Food Science & प्रौद्योगिकी (IFST).” – संपर्क

राय: The Non-GMO ProjectCreating fake news at the grocery storeAgri-PulseBy Randy Krotz (जुलाई 6)

Going to the grocery store has become a parallel experience to reading political opinions online ? half truths, emotional visuals, and the ability to exist in an echo chamber only interacting with others just like you.” – संपर्क

GUEST ARTICLE: Can the food industry learn from the GMO story? Five ways to earn trust in gene editing – खाद्य नेविगेटर अमरीका -?By Charlie Arnot, सी ई ओ, The Center for Food Integrity, 12-Jul-2017

If you care about GMO labeling, you only have a few more days to respond to USDA’s 30 questions* about how to implement the new law. The looming deadline is both a stark reminder of the controversy around GMOs that brought the food industry to this point and a cue to learn valuable lessons that can be applied to the tremendous opportunity of gene editing.” – संपर्क