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.

*ध्यान दें – with the shortened holiday week in the US with Thanksgiving on Nov 23, this week and next week’s ‘Must Readpage will be combined.


व्यापार, व्यापार संबंधित, आधारिक संरचना:

Nafta Talks Get Bogged Down – ब्लूमबर्ग – By Eric Martin, Josh Wingrove and Andrew Mayeda (नवम्बर 20)

The three countries have extended the deadline for the talks to March…” – संपर्क

NAFTA negotiations will head to MontrealGlobal News / The Canadian Press (नवम्बर 20)

The?नाफ्टा?negotiations are moving to non-capital cities for their first meeting outside of Washington, Mexico City and Ottawa.” – संपर्क

Trudeau Replaces Trump as Biggest Obstacle to Pacific Trade Pact – ब्लूमबर्ग – By Josh Wingrove and Isabel Reynolds (नवम्बर 21)

“…may look to move ahead without Canada if necessary…” – संपर्क

Russia bans Brazilian meatGlobalMeatNews.comBy Eugene Vorotnikov (नवम्बर 23)

A ban on all beef and pork imports from Brazil, the largest meat importer to Russia, has been imposed by the Russian Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance (Rosselkhoznadzor), over concerns about the detection of a forbidden hormone.” – संपर्क (ध्यान दें – example of non-tariff trade barrier often used by Russia)

NAFTA talks in Washington could reach deal on some chapters: Mexico minister – रायटर – By Dave Graham (नवम्बर 27) – संपर्क

The experience of other countries does bear out some of the Canadian qualms” – संपर्क


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

Large U.S. farm study finds no cancer link to Monsanto weedkiller – रायटर – केट केलैंड द्वारा (नवम्बर 18)

The research is part of a large and important project known as the Agricultural Health Study (AHS), which has been tracking the health of tens of thousands of agricultural workers, farmers and their families in Iowa and North Carolina.” – संपर्क

See also😕California Lists Glyphosate as Cancer Agent, Ag Coalition Fights Back

World-first Panama disease-resistant Cavendish bananas developed – feedstuffs – By Tim Lundeen (नवम्बर 16)

Outcome called major step toward protecting $12 billion Cavendish banana global export business.” – संपर्क

Chinese-French team breed GM tomatoes with age-defying qualitiesFood Navigator -?By Will Chu (नवम्बर 16)

Chinese and French researchers reveal details of how they genetically-engineered tomatoes to boost vitamin E, provitamin A and lycopene content, nutrients claimed to have anti-ageing properties.” – संपर्क

Look beyond the Akubra: Farming isn’t quaint, it’s a hot bed of innovationABC News (ऑस्ट्रेलिया) – By Verity Morgan-Schmidt (नवम्बर 21)

“…83 per cent of Australians would describe their connection with farming asdistant” या “non-existent”. Little wonder, then, that innovation within the agricultural sector often goes unnoticed.” – संपर्क

?Neutralising a significant threat?: Aussie academics grow world-first Panama disease-resistant bananasFood Navigator AsiaBy Gary Scattergood (नवम्बर 20)

Queensland University of Technology researchers have developed and grown modified Cavendish bananas resistant to the Fusarium wilt tropical race 4 (TR4), also known as Panama disease.” – संपर्क

The paradox of banning glyphosate and battling climate changeNew EuropeBy Pedro Vigneau (नवम्बर 24)

Those of us involved in farming know, better than most, the impact that climate change will have on our society.” – संपर्क?(ध्यान दें – the author is a Global Farmer Network member)

Exploring world without food animals – feedstuffs (नवम्बर 22)

Complete shift away from food animal production would present major challenges to meeting America’s nutritional needs.” – संपर्क

Agriculture has a convincing story to tell about biotechnology – दक्षिणपूर्व फार्म प्रेस – By John Hart (नवम्बर 26)

Science and extensive research make it perfectly clear: GMOs are safe.” – संपर्क

नीति, नियामक, सक्रियता, अन्य:

Like it or not, अफ्रीका?s future lies in GM cropsThe Times (यूके) – By Matt Ridley (नवम्बर 20)

Short-sighted opposition to biotechnology leaves farmers across the continent at the mercy of pests, disease and worse” – संपर्क?(सदस्यता के आधार पर)

*ध्यान दें – column cites GFN member and Kleckner Award recipient Gilbert Bor from Kenya

GM sugar beet given all-clear for EU renewalFood Navigator -?By Niamh Michail (नवम्बर 17)

“यूरोपीय खाद्य सुरक्षा प्राधिकरण (EFSA) scientists have cleared a genetically modified sugar beet developed by Monsanto and KWS for reauthorisation in the EU.” – संपर्क

The Anti-GMO Movement Has A Social Justice ProblemForbes.comKavin Senapathy (नवम्बर 20)

Anti-GMO marketers know these anxieties well, and they?re skilled at defining, bringing clarity to, and wielding these anxieties in exploitative ways.” – संपर्क

Ugandans to have GMO matooke in 2021 – The Observer (युगांडा) – By Alon Mwesigwa (नवम्बर 20)

“…they will test the banana varieties with the farmers and the farming communities to make sure they can resist the bacterial wilt in different agro-ecological zones.” – संपर्क

Anti-GMO website promotes new conspiracy theory linking GMOs with supposed campaign to ‘eliminate Africans’ – विज्ञान के लिए कॉर्नेल एलायंस – By Mark Lynas (नवम्बर 21) – संपर्क

Agriculture experts, policymakers urge further actions on bio-technologies in AfricaGlobal Times / Xinhua (चीन) (नवम्बर 23)

The experts and officials made the call at a three-day regional meeting organized by the UN Food and Agricultural Organization (एफएओ)…” – संपर्क? (ध्यान दें – GFN members participated at event)

Ethiopia: Call for Embracing Biotechnology to Meet Growing Nutritional Demand – allAfrica / The Ethiopian HeraldBy Desta Gebrehiwot (नवम्बर 23) – संपर्क

EU settles dispute over major weedkiller glyphosateBBC News (नवम्बर 27)

The Commission says the new five-year licence will be ready before the current one expires on 15 December.” – संपर्क