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.


It goes without saying that the thoughts and support of everyone at GFN are with all those affected by Hurricane Harvey in the US, 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.

Significant ag losses left in Harvey?s aftermath – feedstuffs – By Krissa Welshans (अगस्त 30)

The true cost of the disaster caused by Hurricane Harvey won’t be known for many years to come, पर यह?s going to be hugeState of Texas Agriculture Relief Fund activated to assist farmers and ranchers.” – संपर्क

A Flying Cowboy Rides to Rescue Cattle Stranded in Harvey?s Floods – न्यूयॉर्क टाइम्स – ?(घराना 3)

The devastating rain put thousands of animals at risk of drowning, but a cowpoke in a helicopter is helping drive them to higher ground.” – संपर्क

तथा, Florida too

Florida Farmers Brace as Irma Threatens $1.2 Billion of CropsAgWeb/Bloomberg (घराना 7) – संपर्क


At times over the past years, GFN has written about how agriculture has played a unique diplomatic role at some key moments in history. ?राजदूत केनेथ एम. क्विन, president of the World Food Prize, points this out in the current context of today:

Agriculture could be key to easing U.S.-North Korea tensionsThe Des Moines RegisterBy Kenneth M. क्विन (घराना 1)

With so few good options to defuse the current situation over North Korea’s enhanced strategic capabilities, including possible nuclear-weaponized long-range missiles, using agriculture as a vehicle to reduce tensions would seem worth a try.” – संपर्क


Again 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/golden?चावल/faqs?या?एचटीटीपी://allianceforscience.cornell.edu/blog/golden?चावल?moving-forward-philippines.


व्यापार, व्यापार संबंधित, आधारिक संरचना:

Trump’s mutiny against trade has some countries worried about their national securityCNBC.comBy Leslie Shaffer (घराना 1)

When President?Donald Trump?walked away from the Trans-Pacific Partnership, he set off a series of geopolitical recalculations across Asia.” – संपर्क

Trump hints at pulling out of free trade deal with South KoreaThe Straits Times (सिंगापुर) (घराना 4) – संपर्क

तुस्र्प: US considering ‘stopping all tradewith countries doing business with N. कोरिया – पहाड – By Rebecca Savransky (घराना 3) – संपर्क

तुस्र्प?s tough trade tactics have negotiators looking at optionsThe Washington TimesBy S.A. Miller (अगस्त 31)

“अध्यक्ष?तुस्र्प?has rattled?मेक्सिको?and Canada with his bare-knuckle negotiating style and threats to tear up the North American Free Trade Agreement as they enter the second round of talks Friday to redo the three-way trade deal.” – संपर्क

NAFTA envoys lay out proposals, try to block Trump noise – रायटर – By Dave Graham, Anthony Esposito (घराना 1)

Teams from the three countries kicked off a second round of talks in Mexico…” – संपर्क?

Russia to cancel lower duties on beef from Brazil and ParaguayGlobalMeatNews.com -?By Vladislav Vorotnikov (घराना 1)

रूस?s committee on customs and tariff regulation, headed by the Minister for Economic Development Maxim Oreshkin, has decided to start applying full customs duties on beef imported from Brazil and Paraguay??to get the price of importers in line with the price of domestic producers?.संपर्क

Liam Fox: Britain does not have capacity to strike trade deals nowPolitico EUBy Tom McTague (घराना 5)

“…Britain wants to adopt terms of existing EU trade agreements on temporary basis.” – संपर्क

जापान, यू.एस. to set up working-level talks on trade, infrastructureJapan Today (घराना 4)

“… will set up at least eight working-level groups this month in such areas as trade and infrastructure under the bilateral dialogue launched in response to President Donald Trump’s campaign vow to reduce the U.S. trade deficit with Japan…” – संपर्क

Canada emerges as a tough negotiator in Nafta talksFox Business / Dow Jones Newswires -?द्वारा?William Mauldin, Paul Vieira, Dudley Althaus (घराना 4)?

“…Ottawa has introduced new provisions on labor and the environment that may struggle to gain traction in Washington, and the Canadian negotiators have balked at supporting some less-controversial language that they agreed to in Trans-Pacific Partnership…” – संपर्क

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

Allow farmers to grow GM maize, scientists plead – डेली नेशन (केन्या) – By Julius Sigei (घराना 1)

“…Why are we suffocating our economy by refusing to embrace technology?? – संपर्क

Rajya Sabha panel on GM crops: Why there is more fault-finding than fact-finding despite ICAR?evidence – फाइनेंशियल एक्सप्रेस (भारत) – By Vivian Fernandes (घराना 2)

It is said that for those who believe, no proof is needed, and for those who do not, no proof is possible. Into which category should one slot a parliamentary committee, chaired by Congress MP Renuka Chowdhury, पर ?genetically modified crops and their impact on environment??” – संपर्क

How big? A look at the size of beef operationsHigh Plains JournalBy David A. Widmar (घराना 4)

A historical overview of where beef operations have come from and are headingसंपर्क

Hi-tech agriculture has to match specific needsViet Nam News (घराना 6)

Hi-tech agriculture has been riding a new wave of investment in recent years, with the Government viewing technology as key to restructuring the sector, achieving food security and improving produce quality.” – संपर्क

नीति, नियामक, सक्रियता, अन्य:

NMPF spars with Dannon, Dean Foods, ऊपर ?rampant fear-based marketing? on GMOs – खाद्य नेविगेटर अमरीका -?द्वारा?Elaine Watson (घराना 1)

“”Rampant fear-based food marketing” ? most notably from brands touting their non-GMO credentialsis damaging consumer trust and??jeopardizing the safe, sustainable farming practices that have enhanced farm productivity over the last 20 वर्षों? says the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) in a new marketing campaign that?s been sharply criticized by leading dairy brands.” – संपर्क

HSUS Seeks Calif. Cage-Free Status for Pork, Veal and EggsAgWeb.comBy Greg Henderson (घराना 2) – संपर्क

GMA: GMO labeling should apply to highly refined oils, sweeteners – खाद्य नेविगेटर अमरीका -?द्वारा?Elaine Watson (घराना 1)

If consumers are to believe that the food industry is serious about transparency, highly refined oils and sweeteners derived from GM crops must be included in the new bioengineered food standard (the federal GMO labeling law), even if they are indistinguishable from their non-engineered counterparts, says the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA).” – संपर्क

The story behind the well-funded opposition to block AquaBounty?s sustainable GMO salmon -?आनुवंशिक साक्षरता परियोजना?- द्वारा?

Gene-edited camelina cleared by USDACapital PressBy Mateusz Perkowski (घराना 5)

The USDA has determined that a camelina variety that?s gene-edited to increased oil content doesn?t fall under its regulatory jurisdiction.” – संपर्क