एजी तकनीक से संबंधित समाचार आइटम, जैव प्रौद्योगिकी, व्यापार ? और शायद कृषि से संबंधित कुछ अन्य रोचक विषय ? 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.


Generally speaking, the impression people likely get from news over recent months is that the state of trade is in a terrible flux and causing much angst and concern. ?A bit of a roller coaster ride as the main picture for this week suggests.

That’s a completely understandable assessment and the argument certainly can be easily made. ?तथापि, the newest World Trade Outlook Indicator, monitored by the World Trade Organization (विश्व व्यापार संगठन), seems to diverge with the negativity a bit (see grapic and story link below).


The WTOs latest World Trade Outlook Indicator (WTOI) is at it’s highest level since April 2011. (Source: विश्व व्यापार संगठन)

Also included below, you’ll notice news indicating that Kenya is moving forward, while the State of South Australia isn’t on biotech crop adoption. ?Concerted efforts have been waged to impede crop trials and acceptance in Kenya (and much of Africa) so this is clearly positive news on that front.

But then across the Indian Ocean from there, the Premier of South Australiathe only mainland state in the nation that has a GM morotorium- bluntly indicated he is ignoring ?requests from farmers to end the ban early. ?It’s currently slated to expire in 2019, तथापि, the Premier also wants to extend it longer. ?Below is a link to a story, where to paraphrase one of his quotes, he essentially says the rural community doesn’t have enough voting clout so he doesn’t have to listen to them.

Global Farmer Network member Heather Baldock, who farms with her husband in SA, authored a recent column on the topic?यहाँ?that also appeared in FarmOnline publications in Australia, SA GM ban nothing to do with health or scienceall about politics.

That headline says it all.



व्यापार, व्यापार संबंधित, आधारिक संरचना:

Trade indicator points to continued modest recovery of world trade in third quarter – विश्व व्यापार संगठन (अगस्त 7)

“…The latest reading of 102.6 is higher than the previous reading of 102.2 issued in May this year, suggesting sustained momentum for trade growth.” – संपर्क

Trump promised a trade war. यहाँ?s what he?s doing instead. – The Washington Post, Editorial (अगस्त 6) – संपर्क


Apec miracle: how the US and China can look beyond TPP and RCEP for Asia-Pacific trade harmonySouth China Morning Post – द्वारा?Zha Daojiong (अगस्त 6)

Beijing and Washington could use their Apec membership as the scope to work towards the establishment of a Free Trade Area of the Asia-Pacific, to benefit all Pacific Rim economies” – संपर्क

Ag may have played a role in convincing Trump to hold off on China trade actionCNBCBy Jeff Daniels (अगस्त 4) – संपर्क

यू.एस. Beef Is Back on China’s Shelves?But China Doesn’t Care – ब्लूमबर्ग (अगस्त 4)

?I would like to try the U.S. गाय का मांस, but there are only a few options to choose from…” – संपर्क

Free-Trade is a Two-Way Street – वॉल स्ट्रीट जर्नल – Commentary by Wilbur Ross (अगस्त 1)

“चीन, the EU and other trading partners put up formidable barriers to imports from America.” – संपर्क?(Subscription required)

US sanctions are ‘trade waron Russia, says PM Medvedev – बीबीसी समाचार (अगस्त 3) – संपर्क

Mercosur trade bloc suspends Venezuela on democracy concernsABC News/AP (अगस्त 5) – संपर्क

Agriculture: Sowing the Seeds of Global Trade CompetitionStratfor, Worldview (अगस्त 3)?

“[The US and EU] will seek to set and control international biotech policy and food safety regulationsNevertheless, China will retain the upper hand in the agriculture industry as producers vie for access to the world’s biggest importer.”?- संपर्क

Scrap import tariffs and review food standards post-Brexit, says think-tank – फूड नेविगेटर -?By David Burrows (अगस्त 7)

The UK should use Brexit to??lower and ultimately eliminate??trade tariffs on food imports and review all scientific evidence on food safety, including genetically modified (जीएम) foods and chlorine-washed chicken.” – संपर्क


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

Agtech profits gone missing with low on-farm sensor uptake – ज़मीन (ऑस्ट्रेलिया) – By Mike Foley (अगस्त 7) – संपर्क

Russian struggle against GMO feed hurts meat businessGlobalMeatNews.com -?By Vladislav Vorotnikov (अगस्त 4)

“…this is only one aspect of the campaign Russia is waging against GMOsthe situation in Russia has driven up feed prices, putting heavy pressure on meat producers…” – संपर्क

AquaBounty to start US production at former Bell Fish siteFeed Navigator -?By Aerin Einstein-Curtis (अगस्त 2)

AquaBounty Technologies buys aquaculture facility in Indiana to start land-based production of engineered AquAdvantage salmon.” – संपर्क

GMO salmon caught in U.S. regulatory net, but Canadians have eaten 5 टन – Washington PostBy Jenna Gallegos (अगस्त 4) – संपर्क

Ancient grain genome breakthrough advances struggle for food security – फूड नेविगेटर -?द्वारा?Gill Hyslop (अगस्त 4)

“…will open up an unparalleled opportunity to further the development of hardier, more productive strains of modern wheat.” – संपर्क

Methodological Flaws Found In Studies Reporting Adverse Effects Of GM CropsCropBiotech Update (ISAAA) (अगस्त 2) – संपर्क


नीति, नियामक, सक्रियता, अन्य:

Safety agency defies Mailu over GMO trialsBusiness Daily (केन्या) (अगस्त 2)

“…National Performance Trial for biotech maize and cotton is scheduled to start as soon as October.” – संपर्क

SA Premier Jay Weatherill rejects grain growerspush to legalise genetically modified cropsABC News (ऑस्ट्रेलिया) – By Marty McCarthy (जुलाई 28)

The South Australian Premier says a lack of voter support from rural electorates means he will not be pressured by grain farmers to scrap a ban on the growing of genetically modified foods.” – संपर्क

Head of EPA promises agency will return to basics – पश्चिमी फार्म प्रेस – By Tom J. Bechman (अगस्त 3)

Scott Pruitt tells farmers he will guide EPA back to following its original mission.” – संपर्क

तुस्र्प?s Win Squelched the Anti-GMO movementNational ReviewBy Julie Kelly (अगस्त 2)

The [Vermont GMO-labeling] legislation was the result of years of successful lobbying by the organic industry and environmentalists to alarm consumers about GMOs in their foodto make GMOs sound dangerous so people will buy more non-GMO, organic goods.”?- संपर्क

Fear and regulatory costs dogging genetically engineered cropsDelta Farm PressBy Hembree Brandon (अगस्त 3)

Genome editing, has taken crop plant breeding to ?an entirely new level,? says Dr. Adrianne Massey. परंतु “a totally dysfunctional regulatory systemand activist opposition continue as barriers to progress.” – संपर्क
*** File this under just another unnecessary marketing/scare tactic:

Heavenly Organics announces new glyphosate-free certification by The Detox Project – खाद्य नेविगेटर अमरीका – By Adi Menayang (अगस्त 2)

Honey and confectionery maker Heavenly Organics announced that it is the first brand to receive The Detox Project?s new glyphosate residue-free certification.” – संपर्क

FDA authorizes qualified health claim for soybean oil – feedstuffs – By Jacqui Fatka (अगस्त 4)

Manufacturers may now communicate that soybean oil may reduce coronary heart disease risk and lower LDL cholesterol.” – संपर्क
Inside the Secret World of Global Food Spies – ब्लूमबर्ग (अगस्त 7)

Retail giants turn to bitcoin technology to combat food-fraud” – संपर्क