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). ?अपडेट के लिए सप्ताह के दौरान पृष्ठ देखें.

______

कुंआ, the page for the week of Oct 16 is showing up a bit tardy, so we’re just rolling into the next week’s page too.? There is a good excuse though since the 2017 Global Farmer Roundtable is this very same week during the World Food Prize Symposium in Des Moines, Iowa.? If you haven’t checked out GFNs Facebook (यहाँ) or Twitter pages (यहाँ तथा यहाँ)? – please do because you’ll see some fantastic coverage of this year’s Roundtable and surrounding activity.? This year’s Kleckner Award recipient?Motlatsi Musi from South Africa?truly is the epitome of perseverance, humility, inspiration and hope.

______

And on to the title for the page…? In recent years the media in general has taken a hit to its credibility; there’s been good reason why and justafiabley so many times.? But that doesn’t mean there is not some good reporting being done and credible journalists out there working hard to get the facts straight.

Over the past year or so, Kate Kelland at Reuters has delved into the International Agency for Research on Cancer (आईएआरसी), a semi-autonomous unit of the United Nation’s agency The World Health Organization.? You’ll recall that IARCs assessment of glyphosate was that it probably causes cancer in people, and that was counter to every other national or international agency that has reviewed it.? See यहाँ तथा यहाँ for past coverage.

The most recent investigative piece by Kelland from Oct 19 shatters any sense that there isn’t some type of influence that’s taken hold on what’s going on at IARC.? ‘ग्लाइफोसेट समीक्षा में, डब्ल्यूएचओ कैंसर एजेंसी ने संपादित किया “non-carinogenic” जाँच - परिणामleaves little to the imagination as to what happened, to quote:

ड्राफ्ट में बदलाव का एक प्रभाव, प्रकाशित रिपोर्ट की तुलना में रायटर द्वारा समीक्षा की गई, कई वैज्ञानिकों को हटाना था’ conclusions that their studies had found no link between glyphosate and cancer in laboratory animals.

In one instance, a fresh statistical analysis was insertedeffectively reversing the original finding of a study being reviewed by IARC.

In another, a sentence in the draft referenced a pathology report ordered by experts at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. It noted the report ?firmly? तथा ?unanimously? agreed that the ?compound? ? ग्लाइफोसेट ? had not caused abnormal growths in the mice being studied. In the final published IARC monograph, this sentence had been deleted.

Reuters has absolutely blown up any credibility IARC may have had with the investigative reporting.? In additon, The Times in London reported that a scientist who advised IARC was paid bylaw firms?bringing claims by cancer victims against the manufacturerand never declared that link.? You have to read his responses yourself to believe his audacity, which is simply incredible.

It begs the question why an agency such as IARC even exists given that it has only ever listed 1 agent under its classification of Group 4 asprobably not carcinogenic to humans”.? Think about that, and take a look for yourselfकेवल 1.? If while reading that you’re enjoying a coffee or cup of tea, you might ponder that IARC saysdrinking very hot beverages probably causes canceras wellyep, read it here.? But that’s a bit of an improvement as IARC had for a long time warned that coffee itself might cause cancer, but finally then opted to go withnot classifiableinstead (yep, again read it यहाँ).? GFN has pointed out the problems before, the more recent column which you can see यहाँ.

The link to the Reuters and The Times pieces are below, as well as other news items of interest.

 


व्यापार, व्यापार संबंधित, आधारिक संरचना:

A Scalpel, Not a Chainsaw, for NAFTANational Review, Editorial (अक्टूबर 17)

President Donald Trump has ordered his trade representative to renegotiate certain aspects of the North American Free Trade Agreement, which is a good idea. He also has threatened to pull out of the trade accord altogether, which is a terrible idea…” – संपर्क

Officials disrupt Egypt?s wheat supplies in protest to losing jollies – फूड नेविगेटर एशिया – By Richard Whitehead (अक्टूबर 18)

Government inspectors furious at losing their travel perks are behind the disruption of wheat shipments to the world?s biggest buyer.” – संपर्क?(ध्यान दें: wonder if this is classified under non-tariff trade barrier??)

Canada ‘extremely worriedabout NAFTA: AmbroseCTV NewsBy Rachel Aiello (अक्टूबर 22)

I actually think it?s time for us to be worried, I think we are worried behind the scenes, and I think we have to start activating everyone who understands why it matters…” – संपर्क

What Does the Future Hold for NAFTA? – [email protected] (अक्टूबर 23)

As the latest round of talks between the U.S., Canada and Mexico to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (नाफ्टा) ended last week in a stalemate, two issues emerged as the key sticking points.” – संपर्क

US must get back into the game in the Asia Pacific – पहाड – Opinion by Peter A. Petri and Michael G. Plummer (अक्टूबर 23)

The region does not want the US to disengage, but it does have options.” – संपर्क

Incoming NZ leader to push for TPP changesThe Straits Times (सिंगापुर) (अक्टूबर 23)

Ms Ardern told The New Zealand Herald that she may pull out of the TPP if other countries did not agree to a renegotiation…” – संपर्क

Macron wants EU to take hard stance in trade talksGlobalMeatNews.com – ऑस्कर रूसो द्वारा (अक्टूबर 24)

French President Emmanuel Macron wants the European Union (अमेरिका) to take a tougher stance on controversial trade talks.” – संपर्क

More Australian red meat exporters may be in China?s firing lineFarmOnline (ऑस्ट्रेलिया) – कॉलिन Bettles तक (अक्टूबर 25)

“…the Chinese temporary suspension handed down in July is estimated to be costing the Australian exporters about $1 million per day.” – संपर्क

A Farmer?s View of NAFTANational ReviewBy Blake Hurst (अक्टूबर 25)

President Trump fails to understand the importance of free-trade to America?s long-term economic success.” – संपर्क


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

Ag companies commit to the promising rise of biologicals – दक्षिणपूर्व फार्म प्रेस – By John Hart (अक्टूबर 19)

Biostimulants are viewed as a key growth area in the burgeoning biological pesticide market.” – संपर्क

CSIRO technology delivers non-browning applesFarmOnline (ऑस्ट्रेलिया) (अक्टूबर 20)

This non-browning technology has potential to reduce waste not only in apples and potatoes but also in other important horticultural crops…” – संपर्क

Will CRISPR-Cas kick start a new Green Revolution? – AGWEB, Farm Journal Media (अक्टूबर 22)

The importance of this for farmers and consumers is that CRISPR-Cas may help speed up the process of getting preferable genetics into food crops.” – संपर्क

 


नीति, नियामक, सक्रियता, अन्य:

ग्लाइफोसेट समीक्षा में, डब्ल्यूएचओ कैंसर एजेंसी ने संपादित किया ?गैर कैंसर? जाँच - परिणाम – रायटर जांच करता है – केट केलैंड द्वारा (अक्टूबर 19)

When the International Agency for Research on Cancer assessed the best-selling weedkiller glyphosate, significant changes were made between a draft of its report and the published version. The agency won’t say who made the changes or why.” – संपर्क

वीडकिलर वैज्ञानिक को भुगतान किया गया था ?120,000 by cancer lawyersThe Times (यूके) – बेन वेबस्टर द्वारा (अक्टूबर 18)

“एक वैज्ञानिक जिसने संयुक्त राष्ट्र की एक एजेंसी को सलाह दी [आईएआरसी] to classify the world?s most widely used weedkiller as carcinogenic received $160,000 (?121,500) from law firms bringing claims by cancer victims against the manufacturer.” – संपर्क?(सदस्यता के आधार पर, मुफ्त सीमित उपयोग उपलब्ध है)

BASF Comments on $7 Billion Bayer Purchase – द्वारा?Ashley Davenport?- AGWEB (अक्टूबर 19)

This transaction will launch BASF into the business of selling crop seed for the first time.” – संपर्क

Eye-catching labels stigmatize many healthy foods – feedstuffs (अक्टूबर 20)

Study findsprocesslabels like organic, fair trade and cage free can affect consumer behavior, even when there’s no scientific basis.” – संपर्क

War against chemicals is a shame on scienceThe Times (यूके) – By Matt Ridley (अक्टूबर 23)

A perfectly useful herbicide could be banned in Europe thanks to a tangled network of lobbyists, lawyers and activists” – संपर्क (सदस्यता के आधार पर, मुफ्त सीमित उपयोग उपलब्ध है)
*See alsoPressure mounts for European glyphosate ban (फूड नेविगेटर, अक्टूबर 23)

अमेरिका: No decision taken on glyphosate – फूड नेविगेटर – By Jane Byrne (अक्टूबर 25)

The decisive vote due today on the reauthorization of the EU license for the controversial herbicide, ग्लाइफोसेट, did not take placeit was postponed.” – संपर्क

Should ?precision breeding? biotech be included in GMO regulation? – Fod Navigator -?By Katy Askew (अक्टूबर 23)

Developments in genetic coding techniques open the doorway to crops that produce higher yields or have positive characteristics, such as drought or pest resistance. The EU regulates the cultivation and use of genetically modified organisms (जीएमओ) in food but debate rages over whether new biotechnologies such as CRISPR-Cas gene editing should be treated differently.”- संपर्क