Food and Agriculture Issues
Real World Economics: On Asia bank, heed 'Gambler' wisdom   
March 30, 2015
- TwinCities Pioneer Press - However, over time, a much weaker General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade morphed into the îWorld Trade Organizationî, about what had been intended in the ITO. The IBRD, better known as the...
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Trade between China and Silk Road nations to exceed $2.5 trillion, says Xi Jinping   
March 30, 2015
- Economic Times - The United States is concerned about China's restrictions on the use of foreign information technology equipment by the banking sector, according to a filing published by the îWorld Trade...
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Foreign trade policy may fuse multiple export subsidy schemes   
March 30, 2015
- Live Mint - âHowever, the government has to keep in mind that any such integrated scheme is compatible with the îWorld Trade Organizationî rules. The government may be thinking in line with the earlier duty-free...
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NY starts out-of-network health coverage protections   
March 30, 2015
- The Tampa Tribune - Chuck Bell, program director for îConsumers Unionî, said it should remove consumers from the disputes that could drag on for months and now can go to independent dispute resolution. The law also...
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FDA approves genetically modified potatoes, apples   
March 30, 2015
- Des Moines Register - Up to 80 percent of packaged foods contain genetically modified ingredients, according to the îGrocery Manufacturers Associationî, which represents more than 300 food and beverage companies,...
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How Singapore became one of the richest places on Earth   
March 30, 2015
- 89.3 KPCC - "They have very, very free trade, very low tariffs [and] very few non-tariff barriers," says Josh Kurlantzick of the îCouncil on Foreign Relationsî. "They'll boast about how you can start your own company...
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With deadline near, Iran backs away from key provision of nuclear deal   
March 30, 2015
- Dallas News - Ray Takeyh, a senior fellow at the îCouncil on Foreign Relationsî who has been critical of the emerging accord, said the development raised serious questions about a possible deal. âThe viability...
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Food Labeling Bill Gains Support from GMA   
March 30, 2015
- Food Safety Magazine - The îGrocery Manufacturers Associationî strongly supports this legislation, and urges the House and Senate to adopt this national standard for science-based food labeling.â > 1862
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fracking and the Trans-Pacific Partnership, et al   
March 30, 2015
- Daily Kos - it sets up a supra-national court under the îWorld Trade Organizationî's Dispute Settlement Body, whereby foreign firms can sue governments and obtain taxpayer compensation for whatever "expected future...
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Voluntary spinach recall now affects nearly 30 products   
March 30, 2015
- ABC 7 News - âSpinach is Godâs gift,â said the restaurateur, who goes by the name Solomon. For him, knowing that the frozen spinach he buys is free of contamination is critical, not just for himself, but for all...
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