एजी तकनीक से संबंधित समाचार आइटम, जैव प्रौद्योगिकी, trade and perhaps some other interesting topics out there related to agriculture will be posted on this page throughout the remainder of 2017 through the holiday season (as time progresses newest items will be inहराat bottom of sections).


Professor Calestous Juma was a good friend of the Global Farmer Network and very supportive of the farmers efforts to make their voices heard. The news of the Kenyan-born Harvard profssor’s recent passing is sad, but his passion and inspiration guarantees his work and legacy will continue. Thank you, Professor.

Professor Calestous Juma: Advocate for innovation – विज्ञान के लिए कॉर्नेल एलायंस – By Mark Lynas (दिसम्बर 18)

“…as Juma himself liked to tell the story, he learned innovation from his parents, whose poverty meant that they constantly had to change to survive.” – संपर्क

Calestous Jumas legacy of supporting innovation in Africa is the gift he gave us allQuartzBy Yinka Adegoki (दिसम्बर 17) – संपर्क

Kenyan Havard professor Calestous Juma is deadThe Star (केन्या) – By Patrick Vidua (दिसम्बर 15) – संपर्क

Calestous Juma: Africa needs its own Green Revolution based on science and technology – आनुवंशिक साक्षरता परियोजना – By Calestous Juma (से 2014) – संपर्क


Future of the Food IndustryFinancial Times (यूके) special report

In this report, why a third of the worlds food is wasted on the journey from farm to fork; modified salmon opens the floodgates to consumption of GM animals; scientists call for beetles, crickets and caterpillars to join the menu of human staples

See more यहाँ.

व्यापार, व्यापार संबंधित, आधारिक संरचना:

Opening Plenary Statement of USTR Robert Lighthizer at the WTO Ministerial Conference – प्रेस विज्ञप्ति, Office of the United States Trade Representative (दिसम्बर 11)

I would like to make a few basic points. प्रथम, the WTO is obviously an important institution. It does an enormous amount of good, and provides a helpful negotiating forum for Contracting Parties.But, in our opinion, serious challenges exist…” – संपर्क

The UKs Multilateral Trade FutureProject SyndicateBy Giancarol Corsetti and Meredith A. Crowley (दिसम्बर 6)

With Brexit looming, the UK has no choice but to redesign its future trading relationships. As a major producer of sophisticated components, its long-term trade strategy should focus on gaining deep and unfettered access to integrated cross-border supply chains and that means adopting a multilateral approach.” – संपर्क

Make exit deal the law before we talk trade, EU chiefs insistThe Times (यूके) (दिसम्बर 12) – संपर्क

Government’s priority is to have permanent solution on public stockholding: Suresh PrabhuThe Times of India (दिसम्बर 10)

India is pushing for an improvement over the Bali package for its public procurement programme for foodgrains” – संपर्क

Mercosur/EU closer to an agreement but differences on new farm proposal remain undecided – MercoPress (दिसम्बर 11) – संपर्क

EU talks with Mercosur stallGlobalMeatNews.com -By Oscar Rousseau (दिसम्बर 15)

A political agreement outlining major points of a free trade deal between Mercosur and the EU stalled, disappointing Brazilians who had hoped to wrap it up this week.” – संपर्क

अमेरिका. Is Left Behind on Trade – वॉल स्ट्रीट जर्नल, Editorial (दिसम्बर 14)

The new Japan-EU deal will hurt a slew of American exporters.” – संपर्क


“यू.एस. trade talks not going as well as hoped.” – संपर्क

EU and Mexico make big push for trade dealPolitico Europe (दिसम्बर 19)

An upgraded deal with Brussels will offer Mexico leverage against Trump as he threatens to tear up NAFTA.” – संपर्क

Trump Releases National Security Strategy, Focus on TradeAgWeb/Farm Journal BroadcastBy Ashley Davenport (दिसम्बर 19) – संपर्क

Why the United States Is Wary of the WTOStratfor (दिसम्बर 14)

Perhaps one of the more interesting outcomes of the Buenos Aires conference was a statement from the United States, the European Union and Japan that they would work trilaterally through the WTO and other bodies to eliminateunfair market distorting and protectionist practices by third countries.They singled out overcapacity in certain sectors, forced technology transfers and state subsidies as a problem, all in a statement not too subtly aimed at Beijing.” – संपर्क

America’s trade wars are heating up as U.S. firms sue for relief from foreign competitorsLos Angles TimesBy Aaron Gregg, The Washington Post (दिसम्बर 26)

“…23 new trade disputes initiated since January, making 2017 the busiest year for tariff cases since 2001.” – संपर्क


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

Brazil and US scientists discover molecule that has destroyed millions of citrus groves – MercoPress (उरुग्वे) (दिसम्बर 6)

This will not cure greening disease, but it will allow us to work in an intelligent and assertive way against the insectThe first commercial solution should be available to farmers in a year…” – संपर्क

Blockchain technology to trigger disruptionGlobalMeatNews.com By Oscar Rousseau (दिसम्बर 12)

Supply chain disrupter blockchain technology could improve efficiency, food safety and traceability of meat, but business will need to ditch the paper trail first, a report has claimed.” – संपर्क

GM canola derived lipids could replace fish oil in salmon feed FeedNavigatorBy Jane Byrne (दिसम्बर 7)

Early trials and analyses of omega-3 rich oil from genetically modified canola would indicate that it is safe to use in salmon feed.” – संपर्क

HOW GENE EDITING WILL BOOST CROP YIELDSSuccessful FarmingBy Gil Gullickson (दिसम्बर 14)

Gene editing is akin to flicking on a light switch (लगभग).” – संपर्क

New crops, technology needed to help farmers adapt to rising heat: Gates Foundation – रायटर (दिसम्बर 12) – संपर्क

Survey: GMO Questions Linger In MomsMinds – AGWEB – By Nate Birt (दिसम्बर 12) – संपर्क


These Are Not Your Fathers GMOsMIT Technology ReviewBy Antonio Regalado (दिसम्बर 19)

The virtue of the technology is that it lets scientists create designer plants that dont have foreign DNA in them. The technique, which adds or deletes snippets of genetic information, is similar to what could be achieved through conventional breeding, only much faster.” – संपर्क

नीति, नियामक, सक्रियता, अन्य:

Taxes on Meat Could Join Carbon and Sugar to Help Limit Emissions – ब्लूमबर्ग – By Emily Chasan (दिसम्बर 11)

Meat could encounter the same fate as tobacco, carbon and sugar, which are currently taxed in 180, 60, तथा 25 jurisdictions around the world…” – संपर्क

Should We Have a Meat Tax? – The Download, MIT Technology Review (दिसम्बर 12)

Its worth noting that FAIRR [Farm Animal Investment Risk and Return Initiative] has an agenda: it was set up to highlight investment risks and opportunities connected with intensive livestock farming and poor animal welfare standards.संपर्क

Meat is murder but I cantgetenough of itThe Times (यूके) – By Hugo Rifkind (दिसम्बर 12)

“[FAIRR] Set up by Jeremy Coller, a motivated (and vegetarian) titan of the private equity industry, it seeks to discourage investment in nasty farming by arguing that the financial rewards are greater and the risk is less if that investment goes into nice farming instead.” – संपर्क

Gates foundation commits $300m to help develop hardier crops in Africa and AsiaBusiness Day (S. अफ्रीका) / रायटर – By Thin Lei Win (दिसम्बर 12)

New technologies are the key to helping Africa and Asias smallholder farmers adapt to climate change…” – संपर्क

Organic Food Wont Help You Get PregnantNational ReviewBy Julie Kelly (दिसम्बर 6)

Junk science and lazy reporting scare women undergoing fertility treatment” – संपर्क

‘Big Agmay resonate with activists, but what does it really mean? -Genetic Literacy ProjectBy Andrew Porterfield(दिसम्बर 8) – संपर्क

GM crop farmers may be held liable if they contaminate other propertiesABC News (ऑस्ट्रेलिया) – By Lucinda Jose (दिसम्बर 10)

You have also got to remember that GM canola is a legal and safe crop, so why are we making that an example? I am still wondering what the ulterior motives are here…” – संपर्क

GMOs Might Feed the World If Only Investors Werent So Scared – ब्लूमबर्ग – By Deena Shanker (दिसम्बर 14)

“[L]oud, anti-GMOsentimentfrom activists and consumer groups have kept investors away, even when theres a huge opportunity for benefits…” – संपर्क

Is The Non-GMO Project a Charity? Amazon thinks so. – The Farmer’s Daughter USABy Amanda Zaluckyj (दिसम्बर 14) – संपर्क

French anti-biotech group destroys research field trialof non-GMO crops – आनुवंशिक साक्षरता परियोजना / Agence France Presse (दिसम्बर 19) – संपर्क

EPA says herbicide in Roundup weed killer doesn’t cause cancer, contradicting California regulatorsLos Angeles TimesBy Geoffrey Mohan (दिसम्बर 18) – संपर्क