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 come back and check the page during the week.

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ध्यान दें: For the last two full weeks of July the ‘Must Readsection with recent news of interest is going to be combined into one posting.

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व्यापार, व्यापार संबंधित, आधारिक संरचना:

Trump administration unveils goals in renegotiating NAFTAThe Washington PostBy Ana Swanson (जुलाई 17)

Democrats were critical of the measures, saying they didn’t go far enoughRepublicans were more positive about the statement, though some still had criticisms.” – संपर्क

अमेरिका, Brazil to propose farm subsidies overhaul to appease developing nations – राजनीतिक चालबाज़ी करनेवाला मनुष्य – By Simon Marks (जुलाई 17)

The European Union and Brazil will tell the World Trade Organization on Monday they are ready to shake up generous?farm subsidies to reform a global trade landscape widely seen as stacked against emerging countries.” – संपर्क

China Border Tensions Cloud Asia Trade Pact Talks in India – ब्लूमबर्ग – By Shruti Srivastava (जुलाई 18)

The challenge for RCEP is that China would want a quick end to the deal so that it can establish itself as a leader of world trade,” कहा हुआ?Palit. “जापान, New Zealand won?t be in favor of concluding early as they would want a high quality agreement.?However RCEP is a low-quality agreement as it is not going beyond tariff cuts and investment.” – संपर्क

US announces start of NAFTA talks in Washington on Aug 16 – CNBC / रायटर (जुलाई 19)

They will take place in Washington from Aug. 16-20, यू.एस. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer said.” – संपर्क

US and China emerge from trade talks without agreementBBC News (जुलाई 20)

The two sides did not issue a joint statement or action plan after the meeting and cancelled scheduled press conferences.” – संपर्क

Food shipments halted at Chinese ports increases by 325% – Food Navigator Asia -?By RJ Whitehead (जुलाई 19)

“कुछ 35,000 tonnes of imported food products failed to pass Chinese quality inspections last year, according to food safety authorities.” – संपर्क

New agreement will allow US rice exports to ChinaBBC News (जुलाई 21)

China has agreed to allow imports of rice from the US for the first timeIt follows trade talks between the two countries that resulted in little progress on other issues.” – संपर्क

Industry players outline their wish lists for ?नाफ्टा 2.0? and express anxiety about renegotiation – खाद्य नेविगेटर अमरीका -?एलिजाबेथ क्रॉफर्ड तक (जुलाई 27)

While most agricultural industry leaders gathered on Capitol Hill yesterday urged lawmakers and the current administration to tread lightly when it comes to renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement, some indicated specific areas for improvement.” – संपर्क

Japan slaps 50% tariff on U.S. frozen beef, first such action in 14 वर्षों – MarketWatch / वॉल स्ट्रीट जर्नल – By Yoko Kubota (जुलाई 28) – संपर्क

 

 

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

Let’s Talk About GMOs And The EnvironmentGMO Answers (जून 30)

GMOs are one of the best tools farmers have to help protect and preserve our natural resources. Learn how they help us address some of today?s most pressing environmental challenges.” – संपर्क

This Is How Gene-Editing Will Change The Food You EatForbes.comBy Jon Markman (जुलाई 11)

In the near future, scientists will engineer food that grows faster and does not spoil. This is the promise of CRISPR/Cas 9, a game-changing gene-editing?tool.” – संपर्क

Fall Armyworms on March Across AfricaVoice of AmericaBy Sora Halake (जुलाई 14)

A recently arrived species of armyworm has spread to 21 African countries and threatens the continent’s main food staple, मक्का…” – संपर्क

Making the case for sustainability in ?industrial agriculture? – आनुवंशिक साक्षरता परियोजना – By Ted Nordhaus (जुलाई 21)

Failure to understanding these basic dynamics too often results in advocacy and policy that is simply misguided. Debates about specific agricultural technologies and environmental impacts often lose sight of the forest through the trees in terms of the relationship between food production and the environment.” – संपर्क

SoftBank Vision Fund Leads $200 Million Bet on Indoor Farms – ब्लूमबर्ग – By Selina Wang (जुलाई 19)

The?SoftBank Group Corp.?chief?s Vision Fund is leading a $200 million investment in Silicon Valley startup Plenty, which says it has cracked the code on growing crops indoors super efficiently…. In recent years several companies including Atlanta-based Podponics, Vancouver?s LocalGarden and Chicago-area FarmedHere have shut down indoor farms because they weren?t economically viable.” – संपर्क

 

नीति, नियामक, सक्रियता, अन्य:

China approves two more GMO crops for import, DuPont disappointed – रायटर – By Dominique Patton (जुलाई 17)

But it leaves four other products owned by Monsanto, DuPont and Dow still on a waiting list pending approval from Beijing.” – संपर्क

Mark Zuckerberg Visitas a Cattle Ranch – AGWEB – By Sara Brown (जुलाई 14)

Technology farmers and ranchers use was obviously of interesting to Zuckerberg.” – संपर्क

The Organic Industry Is in TurmoilNational ReviewBy Julie Kelly (जुलाई 12)

The [वाशिंगटन] Post reported that the fraudulent imports were ?large enough to constitute a meaningful proportion of the U.S. supply of those commodities,? a troubling development that should raise serious questions about the veracity of the organic label…” – संपर्क

How Berkeley-led academics conspired with anti-GMO groups to attack Food Evolution movie – आनुवंशिक साक्षरता परियोजना – By Stephan Neidenbach (जुलाई 17)

A University of California Berkeley?PhD candidate wrote a widely publicized letter attacking the science documentary?खाद्य विकास?in June (signed by more than 40 other academics) at the behest of the very groups exposed in the film, without disclosing her connection…” – संपर्क

Non-GMO Project Is Spreading Fake News Again But Still Has A Grip On Our Food SupplyForbes.comBy Kavin Senapathy (जुलाई 13)

The Non-GMO Project is among the most ubiquitous fringe organizations in North America.” – संपर्क

Judge dismisses suit against General Mills over ‘naturaloats label in granola barsMinneapolis Star-TribuneBy Kristen Leigh Painter (जुलाई 17)

“…the plaintiffsparticular claims made in the caseare simply not plausible.” [Judge] Davis said the plaintiffsargument holds the Nature Valley bars to more stringent standards than the federal government holds organic products. Foods labeled as organic are allowed to contain chemical pesticide residue of less than 5 percent of the Environmental Protection Agency’s tolerance level.” – संपर्क

EU’s biggest farmer slams GM policyThe Scottish Farmer (जुलाई 19)

Europe’s policy on GM crops ‘discriminatesagainst the burgeoning arable sector in its new eastern member states, Romania’s largest farmer has claimed.” – संपर्क

(*ध्यान दें – Lucian Buzdugan is a Global Farmer Network member)

African biosafety agencies move to bridge GMO communication gapThe Independent (युगांडा) – By Isaac Khisa (जुलाई 20) – संपर्क