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USDA lifts Brazilian pork ban

Agriculture.com / Dow Jones News January 11, 2012 The U.S. on Tuesday dropped barriers to imports of Brazilian pork after roughly a year-and-a-half of working to guarantee the meat will comply with sanitary standards. The U.S. Department of Agriculture recognized Brazilian inspectors as capable of approving slaughterhouses in Santa Catarina state to export raw pork […]

Trade Clashes Seen Over Genetically Modified Organisms

Nasdaq.com By Shane Romig, Dow Jones Newswires November 30, 2011 www.nasdaq.com Original Source BUENOS AIRES — Backers of transgenic and cloning technology in major farming countries such as Argentina are likely to face trade friction with the European Union in the coming years as Europeans continue to drag their feet in approving new strains. “There […]

USTR To Seek Fast-Track Trade Negotiating Renewal

Nasdaq.com By Tom Barkley, Dow Jones Newswires November 30, 2011 www.nasdaq.com Original Source –Kirk confident can renew fast-track authority to negotiate trade deals –Talks with EU on growth won’t necessarily lead to free-trade pact –Japan, Canada, Mexico won’t slow progress on Asia-Pacific deal WASHINGTON -(Dow Jones)- U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk said Wednesday that he […]

French Administrative Court Cancels Ban On Genetically Modified Corn

NASDAQ.com By Inti Landauro and Nadya Masidlover, Dow Jones Newswires November 28, 2011 www.nasdaq.com Original Source –Case was brought by Monsanto and others opposing French agriculture ministry’s 2008 ban on Monsanto’s MON 810 corn variety –French court says agriculture ministry wasn’t able to prove the existence of a particularly high level of risk to health […]

DJ IRRI Moving Toward Human Trials For Genetically Modified Golden Rice

Agriculture.com Sameer Mohindru August 12, 2011 www.agriculture.com SINGAPORE (Dow Jones)–The International Rice Research Institute plans to advance its ambitious program to genetically modify rice that is enriched with beta-carotene to the human-trial phase, subject to approvals from authorities in both the Philippines and the U.S., an IRRI scientist said Friday. The GM rice, which has […]

US Sen Portman: Senate Approval For 3 Trade Pacts Likely Soon

Nasdaq.com / Dow Jones By Jeffrey Sarshott June 30, 2011 www.nasdaq.com WASHINGTON -(Dow Jones)- U.S. Sen. Rob Portman (R., Ohio) on Thursday said he is confident three free-trade deals will win Senate approval this year, though he knocked the Obama administration for trying to link them to a worker training program. “I am hopeful they […]

Lack Of Political Leadership Risks Doha Round -Report

Nasdaq.com / Dow Jones Newswires By Ainsley Thomson May 24, 2011 www.nasdaq.com LONDON -(Dow Jones)- A “deficit” of political leadership has led to the imminent failure of the Doha round of global trade talks, with the responsibility resting on the U.S. and China to unlock the stalemate before it is too late, a report from […]

USTR Kirk: Free-Trade Deals Linked To Broader Trade Agenda

Nasdaq / Dow Jones April 13, 2011 www.nasdaq.com   WASHINGTON -(Dow Jones)- U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk said Wednesday three trade agreements will be ready for Congress in a matter of weeks, but the Obama administration wants to link them to a broader package of trade measures. “Make no mistake, the administration is also considering […]

Poor nations may bear brunt of EU GMO policy, says U.S. official

AgBioView / Dow Jones Newswire February 25, 2011 www.agriculture.com Emerging nations could be hit by new European Union policy on genetically-modified crops if they are expected to shoulder extra costs of compliance, a senior U.S. official in Brussels said Friday. EU officials this week moved to raise the threshold for unauthorized GMO material in feed […]

Key House Republican Plans Aggressive Push For Trade Deals

Nasdaq / Dow Jones By Tom Barkley, Of DOW JONES NEWSWIRES November 8, 2010 www.nasdaq.com   WASHINGTON -(Dow Jones)- A leading Republican lawmaker on trade issues vowed Monday an “aggressive” push in the House to expand into new markets, starting with the passage of stalled free-trade agreements. Signaling a shift in the trade agenda as […]

Judge Orders Another Hearing In Genetically Modified Beet Case

Morningstar / Dow Jones October 22, 2010     http://news.morningstar.com   SAN FRANCISCO -(Dow Jones)- A federal judge ordered environmental groups and the U.S. Department of Agriculture to present more evidence at a coming hearing, insuring that a courtroom battle over the legality of some genetically modified beets will continue for at least a few […]

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