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.


व्यापार, व्यापार संबंधित, आधारिक संरचना:

Puerto Rico: Trump lifts shipping ban for storm-hit islandBBC (घराना 28)

Puerto Rico had pressed the US to lift the act, which limits shipping between coasts to US-flagged vessels.” – संपर्क

नाफ्टा: Some progress reported after third round of talks endSouthwest Farm Press – द्वारा?Eric Martin, Andrew Mayeda and Josh Wingrove, ब्लूमबर्ग (घराना 28)

“यू.एस. decision to impose duties on Bombardier jetliner hung over final day of negotiations.” – संपर्क

EU chocolate exports to Canada set to rise as tariffs liftedFood Navigator – द्वारा?Oliver Nieburg (घराना 28)

Canada no longer taxes chocolate confectionery imported from the EU after free trade agreement CETA took effect last week.” – संपर्क

East Africa: Fate of Trade Deal Expected in Nov – allAfrica / The East African – द्वारा?Christabel Ligami (अक्टूबर 1)

A decision on whether all the East African Community partner states will sign the European Union-EAC Economic Partnership Agreement (ईपीए) will be known in November?during the Heads of State Summit.” – संपर्क

In Trade Actions, Trump Embraces Unpredictability – न्यूयॉर्क टाइम्स – By Peter S. Goodman (घराना 28) – संपर्क

Exporters cheer as China puts two-year hold on new import regulationsFood Navigator Asia -?By Richard Whitehead (अक्टूबर 2)

China will not implement new food import rules until October 2019, in what will be seen as a victory for European and American exporters concerned over disruption to trade.” – संपर्क

EU and Canada settle cattle battle at the WTO – रायटर – By Tom Miles (अक्टूबर 3)

The European Commission has said that ?CETA will not change the way the EU regulates food safety, including genetically modified products or the ban on hormone-treated beef.? – संपर्क

U.S., Korean Officials Agree to Amend Trade Deal Trump Disparaged – वॉल स्ट्रीट जर्नल – By William Mauldin and Kwanwoo Jun (अक्टूबर 4)

Administration had considered exiting from the agreement; neither side specified what changes would be sought” – संपर्क


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

Did Hurricane Irma speed the end of Florida orange juice? – Tampa Bay TimesBy Caitlin Dewey, Washington Post (घराना 21)

It’s somewhere between significant and catastrophic. And that’s a big word ? I don’t use it lightly.” – संपर्क

Why Your Orange Juice Might Be From Brazil: Florida?s Trees Are Dying – वॉल स्ट्रीट जर्नल – By Julie Wernau (घराना 26)?

The state?s citrus industry, beset by a disease killing off groves plus hurricanes and international competition, is banking on producing a genetically engineered orange years away from potential sale” – संपर्क

A Battle to Save the World?s Favorite Treat: Chocolate – न्यूयॉर्क टाइम्स – By Myles Karp (घराना 25)

“…cacao is under constant threat from diseases and environmental challengesA chocolate shortage may be on the horizon.” – संपर्क

Coffee farms earn so little that supply may soon drop: ICO chief – रायटर – By Aaron Ross, Ange Aboa (घराना 25)

?Oftentimes, especially in the consuming countries, there?s a great deal of emphasis onenvironmental sustainabilitybut there is no corresponding emphasis on economic sustainability? – संपर्क.

Ivory Coast Cuts Cocoa Farmers Pay by Third for Main Harvest – ब्लूमबर्ग – By Olivier Monnier (अक्टूबर 2)

Producer price remains the same as for the past smaller crop…?Pay gap between Ivory Coast, Ghana seen to encourage smuggling” – संपर्क

See also:??Cocoa Prices Have Crashed but Smugglers Are Still Making Money (ब्लूमबर्ग, घराना 19)

OK, फ़ोन: How Are My Crops Looking? – Technology Review, The Download (अक्टूबर 2)

Some cassava farmers may not be able to tell one plant?s debilitating brown streak from another?s troubling brown leaf spot?but a smartphone-friendly AI can. ” – संपर्क

Scientists are close to creating a strain of GMO wheat without glutenQuartzBy Chase Purdy (घराना 28)

Researchers in Europe are closing in on every gluten-free eater?s dream: wheat-based, gluten-free bread.” – संपर्क

Karnataka govt looking at biotech to resolve farming woesThe Times of IndiaBy Sandeep Moudgall (अक्टूबर 2)

After back-to-back droughts in the past three years, the focus has shifted on drought-resistant crops and cropping pattern using biotechnology” – संपर्क

अफ्रीका?s agriculture needs technological transformation ? ScientistsMyJoyOnline (घाना)? – By Joseph Opoku Gakpo (घराना 29)

They warn failure to do this will further endanger the continent?s ability to feed itself and stall development.” – संपर्क

Wrong,?राजनीतिक चालबाज़ी करनेवाला मनुष्य: आज?s Farmers Are Obsessed With Healthy Soil?- The FederalistBy Amanda Zaluckyj (घराना 29)

“में ?Can American soil be brought back to life???राजनीतिक चालबाज़ी करनेवाला मनुष्य?reporter Jenny Hopkinson claims soil health has been completely neglected by the American farmer and that activities undertaken to promote it are seen as against farm culture.” – संपर्क

ड्यूपॉन्ट: Knowing about food security challenges drives our innovationFood Navigator -?By Niamh Michail (अक्टूबर 5)

For the first time in four years, global food security has fallen in both developing and developed countries, according to the DuPont-backed Global Food Security Index (GFSI).” – संपर्क


नीति, नियामक, सक्रियता, अन्य:

भारत?s science marching to nowhereSciDev.NetBy Ranjit Devraj (अक्टूबर 2)

“भारत?s scientific labs are now required to raise money for their projects” – संपर्क

दृष्टिकोण: नहीं, Big Ag doesn?t ?control? the world?s food supply -?आनुवंशिक साक्षरता परियोजना?- द्वारा??

“विडम्बना से, the opponents of plant biotechnology have exercised a far more significant degree of ?control?…anti-GMO activists have successfully employed three, potent control strategies: political over-ride of the regulatory system, manipulation through brand protectionism, and pressure exerted via importers.” – संपर्क

Imported Organic Food May Be Falling Short of U.S. Certification – ब्लूमबर्ग – By Megan Durisin (घराना 18)

Report: Lack of port controls could create unfair economic environment for U.S. producers.” – संपर्क

Uganda likely to pass its Biotech Bill next week – विज्ञान के लिए कॉर्नेल एलायंस – By Isaac Ongu (घराना 28)

“युगांडा?s long-awaited national Biotechnology and Biosafety Bill was delayed again yesterday, but is likely to be passed next Tuesday, according to the nation?s Minister of Science Technology and Innovation.” – संपर्क

‘People are being duped’: CBC exposes homegrown lies at farmers marketsCBC (कनाडा) -?द्वारा?Luke Denne, Tiffany Foxcroft (घराना 29)

Some farmers market vendors push bogus?homegrown stories to consumers looking for fresh local fruits and veggies…?consumers could be paying premium prices for produce?with fake backstories…” – संपर्क

ग्लाइफोसेट, breast milk, science and conflictBiology Fortified – द्वारा?Karl Haro von Mogel?(घराना 27)

Scientist who found no glyphosate in breast milk faced anti-pesticide activist attacks” – संपर्क

The Plan to Feed All Russians Hinges On Homemade Seeds – ब्लूमबर्ग?By Anatoly Medetsky (घराना 29)

“…Russia bans GMOs over perceived risks to health, the environment and biodiversity.?बजाय, Russia is working on seed hybrids that can mimic the yield-boosting traits of GMO products but can take as long as a decade to develop.” – संपर्क

*Editor’s Note: anti-GMO efforts pushed by Russia and entities there that would benefit from this. Coincidence?

Grey Market: When nearly a million Indian farmers plant ?unapproved? जीएम?कपास – इंडियन एक्सप्रेस – By Harish Damodaran (घराना 28)

But regulatory failure in preventing the rampant illegal sale and planting of seeds based on an unapproved GM crop event is only one part. More significant, शायद, is its highlighting an aspect that neither the government nor the NGOs seem to appreciate: The Indian farmer?s hunger for technology.” – संपर्क