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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As this week’s title suggests, it’s a wild ride out there on trade issues and news. The initial list of stories below is only a short sample of what’s out there at the moment covering all the continents and virtually every part of planet. It seems as though everyone is talking to someone.

It poses the question to think about, whether President Trump’s Administration has thrown a wrench into the gears of world trade that has slowed things down, or perhaps ultimately kick-started a renewed interest in the importance of international trade, markets and access. It seems a number of different arguments can be made, and time will tell.

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व्यापार, व्यापार संबंधित, आधारिक संरचना:

US tightens pressure on Japan for bilateral trade dealNikkei Asian ReviewBy Takeshi Kawanami (अप्रैल 16)

Trump eager to appease American farmers ahead of midterm elections” – संपर्क

Trump suggests return to TPP as farmers fear trade war with ChinaNikkei Asian ReviewBy Ariana King and Ken Moriya Su (अप्रैल 13)

Trade pact would offer alternative markets in Japan and Asia-Pacific” – संपर्क

Australian farm exports to lose advantages if US re-joins TPPFarmOnline – कॉलिन Bettles तक (अप्रैल 16)

Like anything, there are pros and consweve got to work our way through itbut lets just see what the Americans do.संपर्क

TRUMPS TRADE WAR WITH CHINA IS JUST HIS OPENING GAMBITSouth China Morning PostOpinion by Wang Xiangwei (अप्रैल 14)

With Sinophobic elements in the White House seemingly intent on containing Chinas economic rise, the next moves to throw Beijing off balance are likely to involve Taiwan and the South China Sea” – संपर्क

Vice-President Pence says NAFTA deal possible in several weeksCBC, Canadian Broadcasting Corp. (अप्रैल 14)

‘We think we are close, we are encouraged at the progress of our negotiations,’ Pence says” – संपर्क

Brussels mulls offer of trade deal to Trump, if he drops tariff threatPolitico Europe EditionBy Hans Von der Burchard (अप्रैल 15)

The aim is to use the prospect of a trade deal as a bargaining chip to exclude the EU from punitive tariffs of25 percent on steel and 10 percent on aluminum…” – संपर्क

Mexico Pushes to Finish Trade Deal With EU This Month – ब्लूमबर्ग – By Eric Martin (अप्रैल 12) – संपर्क

In Paris, Trudeau Defends Benefits of EU-Canada Trade DealUS News & World Report (अप्रैल 16)

Canadian Prime minister Justin Trudeau and French President Emmanuel Macron said they discussed a renewed economic partnership to boost growth, jobs and investments in their two countries.” – संपर्क

Japan and China pledge to accelerate free trade talksNikkei Asian ReviewBy Saki Haya Shi (अप्रैल 16)

Both agree to work more closely at first high-level economic meeting in eight years” – संपर्क

Free Trade Gets a Boost in AfricaMarketplaceby Andy Uhler (अप्रैल 13)

Developing economies tend to benefit even more from free trade agreements than the developed world…” – संपर्क

China fans trade dispute with hefty deposit on U.S. sorghum imports – रायटर – By Dominque Patton (अप्रैल 17)

Todays decision in China reflects a broader trade fight in which U.S. sorghum farmers are the victim, not the cause…” – संपर्क

Beijing Forges Ahead With ‘Made In China’ नीति, Targeted By Proposed U.S. TariffsNPRBy Anthony Kuhn (अप्रैल 17)

The Trump administration sees the policy as another effort to steal U.S. technology and push American firms out of the Chinese market.” – संपर्क

Meet the Chinese farmers delighted by the prospect of a US trade warSouth China Morning Post / AP (अप्रैल 13) – संपर्क

Rejoin the TPPNational ReviewBy The Editors (अप्रैल 18)

The simplest reason why is that it would boost the American economyThere are compelling diplomatic reasons to rejoin the agreement as well.” – संपर्क

CGTN America (अप्रैल 28)

CGTN’s Mike Walter spoke to Marc Ross about what many believe is a looming U.S.-China trade war. Ross is the Co-Founder and a Partner with Caracal Global, an int’l communications and management company.” – संपर्क

Mexican president says optimistic about reworking NAFTA trade deal – रायटर (अप्रैल 22) – संपर्क

अमेरिका, Mexico reach agreement in principle on free trade deal -EURACTIV.com with AFP and Reuters (अप्रैल 22)

Under the updated terms of the 2000 deal, practically all bilateral trade in goods will now be duty-free, including in the agricultural sector…” – संपर्क

Very good chanceof a U.S.-China trade deal: Trump – रायटर (अप्रैल 24)

Chinas very serious, and were very serious, Trump told reporters…” – संपर्क

Paraguay soy farmers hopeful newly elected Senate will not slap levy on exports – MercoPress (अप्रैल 25) – संपर्क

India may face pressure to cut duties on 90% of goods traded with China – नवभारत टाइम्स (भारत) – By Kirtika Suneja (अप्रैल 25)

Beijings sudden interest in the closure of the RCEP is fuelled by Washingtons renewed interest in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement, another mega regional trade partnership.” – Link

 


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

Ghana loses about US$64 million through armyworm infestationGhana News AgencyBy Stephen Asante (अप्रैल 12)

“…studies had shown that genetically-modified maize with in-built disease-resistent genes had the potential to withstand the harmful effects of the pests.” – संपर्क

One million smallholder farmers to get discounted seeds, cropping technology NIRSALPremium Times (नाइजीरिया) (अप्रैल 12)

“…would grant farmers including women and youth, access to quality discounted inputs, modern technology, and training on best use of farm inputs to achieve high yields.” – संपर्क

Shipping container farms bring food source closer to city dwellersABC News (ऑस्ट्रेलिया) – By Jessica Schremmer (अप्रैल 16)

We yet have to see if it all works but for us it’s about getting the consistency.” – संपर्क

Study shows why gluten-free is preferred by some consumers – ज़मीन (ऑस्ट्रेलिया) (अप्रैल 15)

The results suggest that non-coeliac gluten avoiders dont just steer away from gluten but also avoid other food types, such as dairy or eggs…” – संपर्क

Scientists Want to Replace Pesticides With BacteriaBloomberg BusinessweekBy Elizabeth G Dunn (अप्रैल 16)

“… dozen or so agricultural technology startups trying to take advantage…” – संपर्क

A Grass-Roots Movement For Healthy Soil Spreads Among FarmersNPRBy Dan Charles (अप्रैल 9) – संपर्क

 


नीति, नियामक, सक्रियता, अन्य:

Is This Tomato Engineered? Inside the Coming Battle Over Gene-Edited Food – वॉल स्ट्रीट जर्नल – By Jacob Bunge and Amy Dockser Marcus (अप्रैल 15)

The agriculture industry, which hopes Crispr technology will transform the business, faces opponents who call it GMO 2.0” – संपर्क (subscription-based)

DIRTY DOZEN LIST PUTS UNNECESSARY FEAR IN CONSUMERS OVER HEALTHY FOODS, FOOD SCIENTIST WARNS – न्यूजवीक – By Dana Dovey (अप्रैल 10) – संपर्क

The Inconvenient Truth About The Environmental Working Group’s Dirty Dozen List -Forbes.comBy Steven Savage (अप्रैल 11)

What that data actually demonstrates is the outstanding safety profile of the U.S. food supply, but EWG twists itसंपर्क

‘WELL FEDDOCUMENTARY WIPES AWAY FEAR OF GMOSCrop Biotech Update, ISAAA (अप्रैल 11)

Two friends from Amsterdam, Netherlands with opposing views ongenetically modified organisms(जीएमओ) investigated the truth behind biotechnology…” – संपर्क

Without its GM cotton patents, Monsanto may stop doing business in India – व्यापार अंदरूनी सूत्र – By Dilsher Dhillon (अप्रैल 12)

An arm of Indiasagricultureministry will now determine the royalty rate for Monsantos seeds- a move that could scare off other foreign companies.” – संपर्क

Indian, MNC seed firms form new associationThe Times of India / PTI (अप्रैल 16)

Global and domestic seed companiesformed a new association ‘Alliance for Agri Innovationto take up the policy issues related to the sector and promote new farm technologies.” – संपर्क

Would the Green Revolution have survived fearmongering social media? – Farm PressBy John Hart (अप्रैल 17)

People have never been better fed or better clothed than they are today. Its easy to take to Twitter and Facebook with a full belly.” – संपर्क

France bans use of meaty names for veggie foodFood NavigatorBy Katy Askew (अप्रैल 23)

France looks set to prohibit meat terms from being used to describe plant-based foods, with MPs backing a proposal to ban producers of meat substitutes from using phrases like steak or sausage to describe meat-free products.” – संपर्क

Are G.M.O. Foods Safe? – न्यूयॉर्क टाइम्स – Personal Health, by Jane E. Brody (अप्रैल 23)

Its human nature, it seems, to resist change and fear the unknown. So it is no surprise that genetic engineering of food and feed crops resulted in their resounding condemnation as Frankenfoods by many consumers, who seem as terrified of eating an apple with an added anti-browning gene or a pink pineapple genetically enriched with the antioxidant lycopene as I am of self-driving cars.” – संपर्क