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 week (as the week progresses newest items will be inहराat bottom of sections). Check the page during the week for updates.

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The विज्ञान के लिए कॉर्नेल एलायंस recently posted this piece on Global Farmer Network member Balwinder Singh Kang from India talking about his on the ground, first-hand experience and success with biotech crops:

Witnessing India’s GMO cotton revolutionBy Justin Cremer (Jan 18, 2018)

Balwinder Kang has a simple message for those who dont think Indian farmers like him should be able to utilize the latest technology: come to my farm and judge for yourself…”

Read more यहाँ.

 


व्यापार, व्यापार संबंधित, आधारिक संरचना:

Food and Ag coalition voices support for NAFTA preservation and modernizationFood Navigator USA -By Stephen Daniells (Jan 22)

A new coalition of over 30 organizations representing growers, refiners, producers, transporters, retailers and consumers has announced it will work with the Trump Administration and Congress to preserve and modernize NAFTA, noting that withdrawal from the deal would be devastating to the US food and agricultural sectors.” – संपर्क

NAFTA talks seen ending happily, despite growls from Trump – रायटर – By Anu Bararia,Bruno Federowski (Jan 19)

Canada faces angry Americans in sixth round of NAFTA talksiPolitics (कनाडा) -

The Trump administration is making known its displeasure about Canadas contributions to date and demanding progress…” – संपर्क

See also:WTO complaint could blow up in Canadas face says former trade envoy

Mexico-EU free trade deal should be finished in a few weeks: official – रायटर (Jan 17) – संपर्क

TPP resurrected as nations get set to sign trade dealABC News (ऑस्ट्रेलिया) – By Dan Conifer (Jan 23)

The TPP was going to include the United States before Donald Trump withdrew from the agreement in one of his first acts as President.” – संपर्क


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

NCGA Pleased with Soil Health ProgressAgWiredBy Carrie Muehling (Jan 22)

Farmers in the program are trying cover crops, tillage changes, and nutrient management changes to better understand soil health.” – संपर्क

Irrigation Initiative to Boost Farm ProductionTanzania Daily NewsBy Marc Nkwame (Jan 22)

Japan is assisting Tanzania to roll out modern farming initiatives” – संपर्क

There Is Little Doubt About the Promised Bounty of Genetically Modified CropsAEI, American Enterprise InstituteBy Gary W. Brester (Jan 19)

Some have questioned whether GM crops have been responsible for increased crop yields. Comparing US yields to European Union yields (where GM crops are banned) provides evidence that GM technologies have increased crop yields.” – संपर्क

Award-winning Nepalese farmers grow bananas to avert floods – रायटर – By Gopal Sharma (Jan 16)

Women are on the frontline of the campaign to persuade farmers to adopt soil-friendly crops like legumes, bananas and pineapples, whose roots help control erosion on slopes.” – संपर्क

Plagued by pest, African farmers may soon have access to insect-resistant GMO cowpeasfor free – आनुवंशिक साक्षरता परियोजना – By Paul McDivitt(Jan 23)

The cowpea growers have been very supportive. They like the GM crop. They have seen it perform and they are ready to grow it…” – संपर्क

 


नीति, नियामक, सक्रियता, अन्य:

Europe court suggests relaxed gene-editing rulesNatureBy Alison Abbott (Jan 19)

Judicial opinion says restrictive regulations may not apply to plants and animals bred using CRISPR technique.” – संपर्क

दृष्टिकोण: 6 ways IARC Director Christopher Wild lied to Congress about cancer agency’s glyphosate debacle -Genetic Literacy ProjectDavid Zaruk(Jan 22) – संपर्क

Understanding the continued opposition to GMOsDevex -ByLisa Cornish (Jan 22)

The arguments from Greenpeace, Fairtrade, and other anti-GMO campaigners are still heavily focused on the impact of corporations in the conversation.” – संपर्क

The Campaign for Organic Food is a Deceitful, Expensive Scam – न्यूजवीक – By Henry I. Miller (Jan 19)

$2.5 billion was spent campaigning against genetic engineering in North America alone in 2011 जबकि $10 billion was spent around the globe attacking ag andother sectors as well, including vaccines, कीटनाशकों, herbicides and other chemicals.” – संपर्क

Chinas GMO Rice Gets Approval Abroad, But Not at HomeSixth ToneBy Wang Yiwei (Jan 22)

Researchers hope green light from American FDA will cause central authorities to reconsider their cautious approach to genetically modified crops.” – संपर्क

GM in Australia: Proposed changes to gene-editing rules likely to receive ‘fierce opposition’ – Food Navigator AsiaBy Gary Scattergood (Jan 22)

Proposals to shake-up Australias GM rules are likely to face fierce opposition” – संपर्क