'A big win' in China as country approves Enlist E3 soybeans, other GMO crops

China recently approved five new genetically modified crops for import, the first such biotech traits to move forward in 17 months. They include Qrome corn, RF3 canola, Truflex canola, MGI soybeans and Enlist E3 soybeans. 

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China Focus: Smaller farm produce gains popularity in China

For generations, Chinese farmers have spared no efforts to increase the weight of their produce to boost profits, now they are turning in the opposite direction -- making them slimmer.

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NZ agri: up at the crack of dawn

New Zealand’s primary agriculture sectors are generally doing well at the moment with strong production and prices across the majority of sectors.

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US farmers in Washington to seek end of the trade war with China

The US president’s trade policies have sent agricultural exports plunging, exacerbating already difficult economic conditions facing farmers Average farm income has fallen to near 15-year lows under Trump

China-Russia agricultural infrastructure in need of an urgent upgrade

ooking forward, the Russian government is expecting to raise bilateral agricultural trade to $9.5 billion per year by 2024. In the same year, it is expected that overall bilateral trade between the two nations will reach $200 billion, according to a Xinhua report, citing the Russian agricultural ministry.
 

From private bank client to farmer: a Chinese model of social lending

Financial services group CreditEase runs an app through which its private banking clients can be connected to needy women farmers in China’s rural interior. It’s a remarkable initiative taken up by 200,000 farmers and shows what can be done with low-level credit. But how does the risk management work?

Pufferfish in China: Beijing diners lured by delicacy now country has bred them poison-free

A prized delicacy in Japan, where poisonous varieties are prepared by skilled chefs, pufferfish are giving spicy crayfish a run for their money in Beijing That’s because Chinese fisheries have bred the poison out of them, prompting the government to lift a ban on their consumption

Maine lobster orders tank as Chinese turn to tariff-free Canada

hat had been one of the busiest times of the year is a reminder of the devastating impact of the U.S.-China trade war and of the need to refocus on domestic Chinatowns and new Asian markets.

Smaller farm produce gains popularity in China

For generations, Chinese farmers have spared no efforts to increase the weight of their produce to boost profits, now they are turning in the opposite direction -- making them slimmer. 

Opinion: Time to empower China's agricultural sector with artificial intelligence

China's Ministry of Education issued an action plan in early January, imploring universities nationwide to take part in a drive to revive the countryside through innovation. The document outlines seven ways in which college researchers can help: capacity-building, nurturing talent and hastening the application of lab results, among others.

A highlight of the plan is that it encourages colleges to apply artificial intelligence (AI) to improve the efficiency in agricultural production.

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