एजी तकनीक से संबंधित समाचार आइटम, जैव प्रौद्योगिकी, trade 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 ingreenat bottom of sections). Check the page during the week for updates.

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The documentary Food Evolution has been making waves since it’s debut over the summer, including Australia:

When was the last time you changed your mind on GMs? - FarmOnline (ऑस्ट्रेलिया) – By Colin Bettles (Sept 22)

Before and after the screening the audience wasasked to hold up a red, yellow or green card to signify if they supported GMs or notthere were fewer red and yellow ones held aloft, after the film ended.” – Link

Also see last week’s GFN column from the perspective of New Zealand board member Craige Mackenzie: https://globalfarmernetwork.org/2017/09/food-evolution-search-truth/

 


TRADE, TRADE RELATED, INFRASTRUCTURE:

Gains from free trade agreements have been undersold, not oversoldThe HillBy Neil Dierks (Sept 23)

It also should be pointed out that FTAs have provided benefits beyond trade, including improved relations with our partner countries, better investment and supply chains, increased cooperation on important issues such as drug trafficking and terrorism and greater political stability.” – Link

WTO dispute panel established to rule on Chinese farm import quotas – विश्व व्यापार संगठन (Sept 22) – Link

Red tape delays EU-Canada free trade meat sales surgeGlobalMeatNews.com -ByOscar Rousseau (Sept 25)

Antibiotics and labelling have stalled the flow of meat from Canada to the European Union (EU) just days after a compressive free trade agreement came into force.” – Link

यू.एस. Could Export Rice to China for First Time, But Is It a Done Deal? – AgWebBy Tyne Morgan (Sept 24) – Link

 

Beijing cuts red tape for foreign firms as it vies for investorsSouth China Morning PostBy Frank Tang (Sept 27)

Regulation from 1995 requiring companies to set up representative offices in China scrapped, as vice-premier warns of new challenges ahead” – Link

US Commerce Secretary Ross highlights three main barriers to better trade links with ChinaSouth China Morning PostBy Kristin Huang (Sept 27)

Trump aide calls for action on market access, protectionism and intellectual property protection before US Presidents visit to Beijing” – Link

Mercosur Could Seek Trade Deals With Canada, ऑस्ट्रेलिया, New ZealandVOA/Reuters (Sept 27) – Link

 


AG, AG TECH, RESEARCH, PRODUCTION, PROTECTION, RELATED ISSUES:

In some countries, people die when crops failQuad Cities OnlineBy Thea Gonzales (Sept 22)

“”You take food for granted here,” Kaleb Kamure Titia, a pig and banana farmer on Uganda’s border with Sudan, said while in the Quad-Cities this week to learn about better communication between farmers from around the world.” – Link

Found: Genetic markers against deadly cassava virusesSciDev.NetBy Esther Nakkazi (Sept 18)

Two diseases that affect cassava could cause up to 70-100 per cent yield losses” – Link

Asking the farmers what they needCornell Alliance for ScienceBy Sarah Evanega (Sept 19)

Everybody likes to talk about what farmers need. But nobody asks the farmers.Link

‘If anybody thinks that agriculture is going to be the same in 20 या 30 years theyve got their head in the sand’ – Feed Navigator -By Aerin Einstein-Curtis (Sept 26)

New technology, precision nutrition, big data and nutrigenomics may be among tools that feed manufactures and animal producers will need to consider as production evolves to meet increasing demands…” – Link

Water in the West and Our FutureArizona Agriculture (AZ Farm Bureau) – By Julie Murphree (Sept 26)

Ted Sheely is a lettuce, कपास, tomatoes, onions, गेहूँ, wine grapes, garlic and pistachio farmer in Californias San Joaquin Valley and is a board member ofGlobal Farmer NetworkI knew Sheely would have some interesting insights for us and certainly give us an update on where California is with their water issues.” – Link

Genetically modified wheat used to make coeliac-friendly breadNew ScientistBy Michael Le Page (Sept 26)

People forced to avoidglutencould soon have their bread (and cake) and eat it.” – Link

 


POLICY, REGULATORY, ACTIVISM, OTHER:

Who is Carey Gillam? – The Western Producer (कनाडा) – By Robert Arnason (Sept 21)

She is currently a paid employee of an activist group that is funded by organic marketing interests that oppose modern agricultural tools, including glyphosate-based herbicidesGillam left Reuters in 2015 and became research director with U.S. Right to Know…”” – Link

Editorial: The county’s ag study dilemmaDaily Camera, Boulder, Colorado (Sept 16)

We have nothing against organic farming, but we believe if you want to conduct an unbiased study of sustainable agriculture in Boulder County’s semi-arid climate, you do not predetermine the outcome by recruiting an organization with a political agenda.” – Link

Will customers purchase genetically modified salmon? Canadians didSupermarket NewsBy Dan Orlando (Sept 25)

Labeling must still be sorted out before arrival on domestic shelves” – Link

Unfair GM laws a catastrophefor Australian agricultureFarmOnline (ऑस्ट्रेलिया) – By Colin Bettles (Sept 25)

It will go down as the decades of rural decline which accelerated due to an era of political correctness where government employees or government did not provide the appropriate governance or scientific push-back…” – Link

The Grocery Industry Confronts a New Problem: Only 10% of Americans Love CookingHarvard Business ReviewBy Eddie Yoon (Sept 22) – Link

सम्बंधितCereal Wars: The Bitter Feud Between the Kellogg Brothers (Knowledge@Wharton, Sept 26)

Govt mulls body to promote agricultural biotechnologyThe International News (Pakistan) (Sept 26) – Link

Syngenta Said to Pay More Than $1.4 Billion in Corn AccordAgWeb/Bloomberg (Sept 26) – Link

Flawed findings: Conspiracy theories masked as academic analysisFood Navigator Asia -By Katherine Rich (Sept 26)

In an era when consumers are sceptical offake news“, a further concern is brewing.” – Link

Oregon Court of Appeals affirms ruling overturning GMO banCapital PressBy Mateusz Perkowski (Sept 26)

A ruling that invalidated a GMO ban in Oregons Josephine County has been affirmed on appeal.” – Link