एजी तकनीक से संबंधित समाचार आइटम, जैव प्रौद्योगिकी, व्यापार ? and perhaps some other interesting topics out there related to agriculture ? will be posted on this page throughout the week (as the week progresses newest items will be in?हरा?वर्गों के तल पर). ?Check the page during the week for updates.

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This week GFN would also like to highlight the गोल्डन राइस परियोजना and its efforts to address severe vitamin A deficiency, which can lead to blindness and other health issues, primarily in children.

The Philippine?Rice?Research Institute (PhilRice) and the International?Rice?Research Institute (IRRI) have submitted an application for a biosafety permit to allow Vitamin A-biofortified (GR2E)?चावल?to be used for food, चारा, and processing in the Philippines. के अतिरिक्त, IRRI has also applied to include the?चावल?in the Food Standards Australia New Zealand Code (FSANZ) to prevent any trade issues if small amounts of the?चावल?inadvertently end up in shipments of other milled?चावल?imported into Australia/New Zealand.

The governments are both accepting public comments until?14 सितंबर?and we urge you to all provide comments of support for the applications prior to that deadline. Your comments in support can be directed to the Director of the Bureau of Plant Industry (फिलीपींस) through e-mail at?bpibiotechsecretariat@yahoo.com, and online at?http://www.foodstandards.gov.au/code/changes/submission/Pages/SubmissionForm.aspx for FSANZ (Application Number A1138; Proposal for Food derived from Provitamin A Rice Line GR2E).

More information about the?Golden?Rice?Project that you may find of use in supportive comments can be found online at http://irri.org/golden-rice -?एचटीटीपी://irri.org/goldenचावल/faqs?या?एचटीटीपी://allianceforscience.cornell.edu/blog/goldenचावलmoving-forward-philippines.

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व्यापार, व्यापार संबंधित, आधारिक संरचना:

US and Mexico united on dairy trade priorities amid NAFTA renegotiation talksDairyReporter.com -?द्वारा?Mary Ellen Shoup (अगस्त 29)

The US and Mexico dairy sectors have issued a joint list of trade priorities for the modernization of NAFTA, protecting of generic cheese names, और कनाडा?रों??sky-high??dairy tariffs.” – संपर्क

Peru Sees ‘AmbitiousTrade Deal with Australia as Early as 2018 – Voice of America / रायटर (अगस्त 28) – संपर्क

Theresa May?s Japan trip ?prepares ground? for trade dealFinancial Times (यूके) – By Robin Wright (अगस्त 29) – संपर्क

Japan keen to spearhead Trans Pacific Partnership 11, hopes US returnsNew Strait Times (सिंगापुर) – By Rupa Damodaran (अगस्त 28) – संपर्क

Despite Trump tweets, NAFTA talks moving along quite nicelyAgri-PulseBy Bill Thomson (अगस्त 30)

“…the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement is moving quickly, positively and without animosity, according to ag sector and government sources.” – संपर्क (subscription)

अफ्रीका: A Brief Guide to the Continental Free Trade Agreement – allAfrica / Africa PortalBy Asmita Parshotam (अगस्त 28) – संपर्क

 

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

Multi-nutrient rice set to address worldwide ?छिपा भूख? challengeNutraIngredients -?By Will Chu (अगस्त 22)

A multi-nutrient type of rice bred to produce beta-carotene and increased levels of iron and zinc could help tackle malnutrition caused by vitamin and mineral deficiencies, also known ashidden hunger.”” – संपर्क

How to provide a protein-rich diet to a growing population – अर्थशास्त्री (अगस्त 31)

What goes onto people?s plates matters. So does what gets fed to animals” – संपर्क (सदस्यता के आधार पर)

Fall Armyworm Spreads to CameroonVOABy Moke Edwin Kindzeka (अगस्त 28)

The pest has attacked crops in at least 24 African countries.” – संपर्क

Burkina Faso farmers still yearn for Bt cottonAfrican Agricultural Technology Foundation (AATF) – By Suleiman Okoth (अगस्त 28) – संपर्क

 

नीति, नियामक, सक्रियता, अन्य:

?Gluten-free?water? shows absurdity of trend in labeling what?रों?absentThe ConversationBy Brandon McFadden (अगस्त 28)

The?food labeling craze?coupled with banner headlines about the dangers of?gluten,?genetically modified organisms (जीएमओ)?तथा?hormones?are leading to increasingly absurd results.” – संपर्क

GM crop delays mean Africa loses benefitsSciDev.NetBy Nelson Mandela Ogema (अगस्त 25)

Adopting GM crops such as banana and maize could help save lives in some Sub-Saharan African countries, according to the study.” – संपर्क

Americans are confused about food and unsure where to turn for answers, survey?showsThe ConversationBy Sheril Kirshenbaum and Douglas Buhler (अगस्त 24)

More than one-third of Americans do not know that foods with no genetically modified ingredients contain genesThe majority of respondents who answered this question incorrectly were young and affluent, and also more likely than their peers to describe themselves as having a higher-than-average understanding of the global food system.संपर्क

Mega-mergers in agribusiness raise concerns about food costs, biodiversity – संयुक्त राज्य अमेरिका आज – By Bartholomew D Sullivan (अगस्त 29) – संपर्क

Amazon lowering Whole Foods prices will hurt those who think they’re better than youChicago TribuneBy Rex Huppke (अगस्त 25)

“…Amazon is taking away the one thing Whole Foods shoppers loved most ? prohibitively expensive food that made them feel morally superior.” – संपर्क

Dairy farmers launchPeel Back the Labelcampaign on deceptive food labelingAg Week (अगस्त 31)

“…food manufacturers increasingly utilize ?free from? लेबल ? अर्थात. ?no high fructose corn syrup? या ?GMO free? या ?hormone-free?? to play on consumers food safety fears and misconceptions.” – संपर्क

USDA reviewing feasibility study for using QR codes to disclose GMOs ahead of new labeling law – खाद्य नेविगेटर अमरीका – एलिजाबेथ क्रॉफर्ड तक (अगस्त 31)

Contrary to suggestions in a federal lawsuit filed against USDA earlier this month, the agency currently is reviewing a feasibility study exploring how electronic or digital disclosure, such as QR codes, might impact consumers? ability to easily identify when food and beverages are made from genetically modified ingredients, according to an agency spokesman.” – संपर्क