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.


The story below highlights the longtime work of Gordon Wassenaar.? Gordon has been kind enough to host multiple Global Farmer Roundtable group visits to his farm and was nominated this year’s Iowa Master Farmer class by Global Farmer Network member Pam Johnson (2010 गोल मेज).

Gordon Wassenaar took time during a busy harvest for the Global Farmer Roundtable to visit his farm for a few hours near Prairie City, Iowa in October 2016.

Sharing his farm with the worldWallaces FarmerBy Rod Swoboda (Mar 15)

Gordon Wassenaar has hosted trade teams and other visitors from all over the world for the past 30 वर्षों।” – संपर्क
Nominations are currently being accepted for the 2018 Global Farmer Roundtable this coming October in Des Moines.? More information and the online nomination form can be found HERE.


व्यापार, व्यापार संबंधित, आधारिक संरचना:

China hits back at Trump, slaps new tariffs on U.S. goods worth up to $3 एक अरब – एनबीसी न्यूज / APBy Alice Tidey (अप्रैल 2)

“”China would never submit if the U.S. launched a trade war,” declared an editorial in a newspaper published by the ruling Communist Party.” – संपर्क

China imposes retaliatory tariffs on 128 US productsNikkei Asian ReviewBy Issaku Harada (अप्रैल 2)

China’s imposition of tariffs, तथापि, is not directly related to planned sanctions by the U.S. against China for its intellectual property theft…” – संपर्क

यू.एस. Envoy Says China Retaliation on Soybeans Would Backfire?– ब्लूमबर्ग (Mar 29)

“यू.एस. Ambassador Terry Branstad warned China against retaliatory measures…?any effort to curb U.S. soybean imports would harm regular Chinese citizens more than American growers.” – संपर्क

Abandon tariffs ?before it?s too late?: MOFCOMThe Global Times (चीन) By Huang Ge (Mar 29) – संपर्क

?भारत?s share in world trade in agriculture is just 2 प्रतिशत? – Times of India (Mar 28)

The need of the hour is post-harvest management and food processing capabilities” – संपर्क

Finance highlights importance of TPAWorld Trade Online (Mar 30)

The congressional committees with jurisdiction over trade, in separate releases this week, issued a reminder about their authority over trade negotiations and Capitol Hill?s priorities in those talks. The Senate Finance Committee on Friday blasted out an explainer on Trade Promotion Authority…” – संपर्क (सदस्यता के आधार पर)

NAFTA nations ‘moving forward in significant way’: Canada’s Trudeau – रायटर – By David Ljunggren (अप्रैल 5)

Trudeau?s remarks to reporters in Quebec City were the latest in a series of upbeat comments by officials in the three countries…” – संपर्क

White House Defends Trade Policies as Trump Aims New Threat at China – न्यूयॉर्क टाइम्स – द्वारा?Ana Swanson?तथा?Eileen Sullivan (अप्रैल 6)

“श्री. Trump also defended his?surprise announcement Thursday night?that the United States would consider an additional $100 billion in tariffs on China, a total that would triple an earlier trade threat.” – संपर्क

Argentina imports 120.000 tons of soy-beans from United States – MercoPress (अप्रैल 11)

The surprise move pushed Chicago soybean futures to a one-month high, in the latest development to upend global soy trading after top buyer China last week proposed tariffs on U.S. imports amid an intensifying Washington-Beijing trade dispute.” – संपर्क

Trump directs top economic advisers to negotiate rejoining Trans-Pacific PartnershipFox NewsBy Brooke Singman (अप्रैल 12)

?The best thing the United States can do to push back against Chinese cheating now is to lead the other eleven Pacific nations that believe in free trade and the rule of law…” – संपर्क


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

This Farmer Wants To Make Quinoa A ‘ThingIn Rwanda – एनपीआर – By Malaka Gharib (Mar 27)

Since the crop is easy to grow and packed with protein, Habiyaremye hopes it can provide new nutritious food sources in the region.” – संपर्क

GM crops that produce industrial products could be grown in Britain for first time? – The Telegraph (Mar 29) – संपर्क

The Next Big Thing in Agriculture: Smart Collars for Cows – वॉल स्ट्रीट जर्नल – By Mike Cherney (अप्रैल 2)

Some startups are betting that technology can replace fences and become the dominant way to herd livestock” – संपर्क

In Defense Of An Important Example Of Food System TransparencyApplied MythologyBy Steve Savage (Mar 28)?

It turns out that the whole idea that consumers should worry about foods that are ?dirty? because of chemical residues is false.” – संपर्क

Genetically engineered salmon farm in Albany underwayThe Star Press (इंडियाना) – By Seth Slabaugh (अप्रैल 3)

A biotechnology company is upgrading a defunct fish farm where it plans to grow AquAdvantage Salmon…” – संपर्क

Two very hungry caterpillars have created a hybrid mega-pest that threatens global food cropsABC News (ऑस्ट्रेलिया) – By Dominique Schwartz (अप्रैल

“…capable of stripping billions of dollars a year from the food and fibre industries…” – संपर्क

Nema to approve trials of GM cotton by next monthThe Star (केन्या) – By Agatha Ngotho (अप्रैल 6)

The National Environment Management Authority will approve performance trials for genetically modified cotton by next month.” – संपर्क

Israeli agriculture and high-tech form a winning teamGlobes (Israel) – By Yasmin Yablonko (अप्रैल 5)

From mushrooms that nourish other crops to mass production of edible grasshoppers, Israeli startups are impacting agriculture.” – संपर्क

Deal brings Phytelligence fruit technology to India – कैपिटल प्रेस – By Dan Wheat (अप्रैल 5)

The Seattle agricultural biotechnology company Phytelligence will supply India with modern rootstocks and tree fruit, grape, nut and berry varieties.” – संपर्क

New Gene Editing Tool May Yield Bigger Harvests – वॉयस ऑफ अमेरिका – By Shelly Schlender (अप्रैल 4) – संपर्क

Kenya faces huge losses from armyworm, US warns – डेली नेशन (केन्या) – By Kevin J. Kelly (अप्रैल 10)

Up to 50 per cent of an annual maize crop can be destroyed…” – संपर्क

Gene Editing for GoodForeign AffairsBy Bill Gates (अप्रैल 10)

Over the next decade, जीन संपादन [CRISPR] could help humanity overcome some of the biggest and most persistent challenges in?global health?and development.” – संपर्क


नीति, नियामक, सक्रियता, अन्य:

California judge rules coffee needs cancer warning labelChicago TribuneBy Brian Melley, Associated Press (Mar 30)

“[California Prop 65] been widely criticized for abuses by lawyers shaking down businesses for quick settlements.” – संपर्क

Attack of the Killer Cappuccino – वॉल स्ट्रीट जर्नल, Editorial (Mar 30)

Californians can look forward to cancer warnings on coffeeBut however feeble the evidence, प्रोप. 65 encourages trial lawyers and their front groups to sue on behalf of the state by offering them a cut of the civil penalties. Last year Prop. 65 cases yielded $25.6 million in settlements, and more than three-fourths of that sum went to the lawyers.” – संपर्क

Big Governments Go After CoffeeBad News For StarbucksForbes.comBy Panos Mourdoukoutas (अप्रैल 1)

While big governments cannot kick apart a strong habit like coffee drinking, they can ignite fears that comes with a label that has the word ?cancer? on it.” – संपर्क

I’ll take my Starbucks without that California cancer warning, thanksArizona RepublicBy Abe Kwok (Mar 30) – संपर्क

California needs to stop saying everything causes cancerPopular ScienceBy Sara Chodosh (अप्रैल 4)

?Adults with the highest consumption of acrylamide could consume 160 times as much and still only be at a level that toxicologists think unlikely to cause increased tumors in miceThe state has a history of taking one or two studies to inform their better-safe-than-sorry stance, even if the overall body of evidence contradicts those reports.? – संपर्क


‘Boneless watermelons’? What this new ‘hot fruitcan teach us about non-GMO labels and fear-based marketing -?आनुवंशिक साक्षरता परियोजना – By Kevin Folta (Mar 27)

Exclusion labels actively seek to misinform consumers by reinforcing the hypothetical presence of a non-existent threat.” – संपर्क

USDA Has No Plans to Regulate Gene Edited PlantsAgWiredBy Cindy Zimmerman (Mar 29)

USDA has no plans to regulate ?plants that could otherwise have been developed through traditional breeding techniques as long as they are not plant pests or developed using plant pests…”” – संपर्क

Chown: anti-GM cropping activists equivalent of ISIS operativesFarmOnline (ऑस्ट्रेलिया) – कॉलिन Bettles तक (अप्रैल 2)

“?It is now patently obvious that the anti-GM movement and its supporters are bereft of any morals and will take any action, whether it is legal or otherwise, to pursue its ideological stance…”” – संपर्क

Technology crucial to high-value agriculture development: GMSViet Nam News (Mar 30) – संपर्क

Organic can be promoted without scare tacticsNew Vision (युगांडा) – By Isaac Ongu (Mar 29)

It is not surprising that the same tactic that was used to scare farmers away from my fertiliser demo is still being used to exclude African farmers from growing genetically modified crops because the price of organics must remain highest.” – संपर्क

Refusing to accept GM food is safe is like climate change denialNew ScientistBy Mark Lynas (अप्रैल 3)

Environmentalist Mark Lynas, who once destroyed GM crops and then made headlines by ending his opposition, is stepping up his call for reason to triumph” – संपर्क?(सदस्यता के आधार पर)

Chinese scientist gets 10 years in U.S. prison over theft of GMO rice – रायटर (अप्रैल 4)

Zhang was convicted in February 2017 on three counts, including conspiracy to steal trade secrets and interstate transportation of stolen property…” – संपर्क

CFIA now says Non-GMO Project Verified doesn?t mean non-GMORealAgriculture (कनाडा) – By Andrew Campbell (अप्रैल 5)

If the CFIA [Canadian Food Inspection Agency] isn?t going to keep companies using the Non-GMO Project Verified label honest, यह?s time people realize they?ve been duped and turn their backs on the companies ripping them off.” – संपर्क

Sharing cash for farmers, one of the biggest post Brexit challenge, विशेषज्ञों का कहना है – MercoPress (अप्रैल 10)

Failing to secure new ways to cooperate between the four governments [यूके] will disrupt the economy and hit the environment…” – संपर्क

यू.एस. to Allow Bayer?s Monsanto Takeover – वॉल स्ट्रीट जर्नल – By Brent Kendall and Jacob Bunge (अप्रैल 9) – संपर्क

Delhi High Court dismisses Monsanto plea to enforce BT cotton seed patent – नवभारत टाइम्स (भारत) – By Madhvi Sally?(अप्रैल 11)?

“…a finding that will likely have far-reaching consequences for the agriculture sectorThe decision may imperil India?s cotton farmers, said one of the country?s foremost agricultural economists.” – संपर्क?