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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घराना 13 – big news for GFN member Giorgio Fidenato from Italy! ?Congratulations!

European court sides with Italian farmer pushing GM cropsWashington Post / APBy Vanessa Gera (घराना 13) – संपर्क

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In the US, first Harvey hit Texas, now Hurricane Irma going over Florida and perhaps more parts of the Southeast USas of time of this typingstill awaiting news on it’s overall impact and how agricultural areas are affected.

As GFN said before, it goes without saying that the thoughts and support of everyone are with all those affected by the storms here, and of course from natural disasters wherever they may happen around the world. ?The impact on agriculture and food security brought by natural disasters are profound. ?Reliable trade and infrastructure routes are key components to not only daily life, but working through and past catastrophes.

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Hurricane Irma could devastate Florida agriculture – दक्षिणपूर्व फार्म प्रेस / ब्लूमबर्ग – By Alan Bjerga (घराना 8)

Florida accounts for 10% of nation’s land dedicated to fresh fruits and vegetables.” – संपर्क

Thousands of Texas Cattle May Have Died in Wake of Harvey – AGWEB / AP (घराना 8) – संपर्क

Photos Show Destruction of Hurricane Harvey – दक्षिणपूर्व फार्म प्रेस – By Ron Smith (घराना 1) – संपर्क

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व्यापार, व्यापार संबंधित, आधारिक संरचना:

Trump turns trade into bargaining chip – पहाड – By Katie Bo Williams (घराना 6)

Increasingly using trade as a point of leverage to win concessions on national security and foreign affairs.” – संपर्क

Commission urges UK to recognise geographical indications post-BrexitFood Navigator -?By Katy Askew (घराना 11)

The European Commission has called on the UK to guarantee the protected status of food products that have been registered with the EU?s geographical indications (GIs) after Brexit.” – संपर्क

Smooth Sailing as Port Opens to Larger Ships – वॉल स्ट्रीट जर्नल – By Paul Berger (घराना 7)

The Theodore Roosevelt is the largest ship to visit ports along the East Coast” – संपर्क

Mexican ambassador: Relationship with Trump is improving – पहाड – By Rafael Bernal (घराना 10) – संपर्क

Congressional Democrats have gone full-Trump on free tradeWashington ExaminerBy Brandon Arnold (घराना 7)

“[मैं]nstead of embracing the pro-trade trend among their supporters, they have instead opted to double-down on President Trump’s appeal to protectionism.” – संपर्क

Asia-Pacific ministers admit no RCEP agreement by year-endBangkok Post / Kyodo News (घराना 10)

The RCEP participating countries abandoned the target of concluding the negotiations within this year due to differences in tariff reduction or elimination targets, as well as services to be opened up…” – संपर्क

Latin America may be where Europe?s trade luck runs outPolitico EuropeBy Hans von der Burchard and Jakob Hanke (घराना 6)

EU has an ambitious goal: Trade deals with Mexico and South American bloc.” – संपर्क

American Farmers Hoping for Economic Gains from NAFTA TalksVoice of America (घराना 10) – संपर्क

Israel and China sign $300 million ‘clean-techtrade agreement – रायटर (घराना 11) – संपर्क

Four Ways to Rebuild Consensus on Agricultural TradeBloomberg ViewBy Max Baucus and Richard Lugar (घराना 11)

“अमेरिका. is losing ground fast to global rivals in Asia.” – संपर्क

 

 

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

How biotech is helping Asia tackle hunger and meet its development goalsSouth China Morning PostBy Kundhavi Kadiresan (घराना 8)

“… scientists can help boost food production in Asia ? home of most of the world?s poor ? and have already had their share of successes in India and Thailand” – संपर्क

Integrated approach required to tackle climate change:?Expert – फाइनेंशियल एक्सप्रेस (भारत) / PTI (घराना 9)

Continuous efforts such as genetic improvements, integrated farming approach and use of balanced natural resources were required to tackle the effects of climate change on crop, animal and fish productivity…” – संपर्क

The Future of GMO FoodScientific AmericanBy Rebecca Nesbit (घराना 5)

Herbicide and insect resistance are the most commonly engineered traits, but nitrogen fixing for cereals?that don’t already do so could be a game changer for farmers in developing nations” – संपर्क

अफ्रीका?s most notorious insects ? the bugs that hit agriculture the?hardestThe ConversationBy Esther Ndumi Ngumbi (घराना 3)

Crop losses in African countries due to insect pests are estimated at 49% of the expected total crop yield each yearसंपर्क

Tanzania Goes for Climate Smart Agriculture – allAfrica / The Citizen (घराना 6)

“…initiative that will improve land and water management, with experts urging its speeding up to enable farmers shift from traditional to improved mode of farming.” – संपर्क

WHY JOHN DEERE JUST SPENT $305 MILLION ON A LETTUCE-FARMING ROBOTWIREDBy Tom Simonite (घराना 6)

Pesticides and other chemicals are traditionally applied blindly across a whole field or crop. Blue River?s systems are agricultural sharp shooters that direct chemicals only where they are needed.” – संपर्क

The future of farming is here and it is happening in LakewoodDenver PostBy Joseph Rios (घराना 5)

Infinite Harvest is growing crops in an efficient, environmental friendly way.” – संपर्क

This Tiny Country Feeds the WorldNational Geographic (Sept edition)

The Netherlands has become and ag giant by showing what the future of farming could look like.” – संपर्क

Want to save the bees? Here’s what you should know. – Popular ScienceBy Sara Chodosh (घराना 5)

You don?t have to be a?pollinator?expert to think that it?s important to save bees. परंतु…Let?s get a few facts straight…” – संपर्क

Robotic Farmers Can Literally Reap What They SowTechnology Review, The Download (घराना 12) – संपर्क

मलावी?s Parliamentary Women?s Caucus and NCST take biotechnolgy to rural farmersThe Maravi Post (घराना 11)

Farmers told the committee and commission that they were ready and willing to embrace bio-technology to increase their agricultural production.” – संपर्क

Breeding On the Fast TrackFarm Journal AgTech – क्रिस बेनेट द्वारा & Sonja Begemann (घराना 12)

Medium and small players in the seed production industry are gaining direct access to the most advanced genomics tools. Some say this could help accelerate their research and development programs and result in more choices, lower costs and greater yields for producers. Furthermore, lowering accessibility barriers could open the possibility of more secondary crops for growers.” – संपर्क

NEW OAT VARIETY DEVELOPED TO HELP REDUCE CHOLESTEROLCrop Biotech Update, ISAAA (घराना 13) – संपर्क

GLYPHOSATE HAS NO ENDOCRINE DISRUPTING PROPERTIES, EFSA PEER REVIEW CONCLUDES?Crop Biotech Update, ISAAA (घराना 13) – संपर्क

 

नीति, नियामक, सक्रियता, अन्य:

Coffee could soon carry cancer warnings on?packagingNew York PostBy Lisa Fickenscher (घराना 6)

“[California’s] प्रोप 65 has resulted in warning labels in a host of unlikely places, including parking garages.” – संपर्क

Impossible Environmentalism: Green groups promote utopian fantasies – संयुक्त राज्य अमेरिका आज – By Ted Nordhaus (घराना 7)

Green groups need to make peace with modernity and technology and abandon pastoral nostalgias and utopian fantasies.” – संपर्क

Glyphosate ban will kill ?conservation agriculture?, French farmers warnEurActivBy Sarantis Michalopoulos (घराना 1) – संपर्क

Closer look at popular organic fungicide copper sulfate?how does it compare to glyphosate? – आनुवंशिक साक्षरता परियोजना – By Andrew Porterfield (घराना 8)

In organic applications, यह?s used a lotCopper sulfate is one of many pesticides approved under the USDA National Organic Program and a number of studies show that it has a great deal of toxicity to both humans and the environment. For example it is toxic to honeybees…” – संपर्क

SOUTH AMERICAN AGRICULTURE MINISTERS URGE EU & CHINA TO STOP DELAYING GMO IMPORT AUTHORIZATIONSCrop Biotech Update, ISAAA (घराना 6) – संपर्क

Europe’s Anti-GMO Stance Is Killing AfricansReason.comBy Marian Tupy (घराना 5)

The cost of Africa?s refusal to grow GMO crops are incredible in human health and economic terms.” – संपर्क

Amsterdam wants to revive talks on new plant breeding techniquesEurActivBy Sarantis Michalopoulos (घराना 11)

The Netherlands believes the new plant breeding techniques should not come under the GMO legislation as they are as safe as traditional breeding. It also insists that a discussion on the issue should be launched soon, even before the EU Court rules on the issue.” – संपर्क

The great GMO freak-out expos? – The Villager (New York City) – By Lenore Skenazy (घराना 7)

?हम?ve been screening our film, and we ask before and after, ?Who has concern about the safety of GMOs?? And we see time and again, the film is changing minds…” – संपर्क

Hidden hunger: How anti-GMO activists are blocking humanitarian biofortification in Africa and Asia -?आनुवंशिक साक्षरता परियोजना – द्वारा?

EU rules Italian ban on GMO crop unlawful – रायटर (घराना 13) – संपर्क