Gene Editing Communication

Archive of News Archives - North American Export Grain Association

Gene Editing Communication

on November 9th, 2018 in News by | No Comments

On Wednesday, November 7 the Center for Food Integrity announced the release of a new gene editing communication resource titled Gene Editing: Engage in the Conversation. The resource is a comprehensive guide to engagement meant to answer consumers questions about new gene editing technologies to support an informed dialogue on…

Continue reading...

New Venezuela Related Sanctions

on November 2nd, 2018 in News by | No Comments

On November 1 U.S. President Trump signed an Executive Order Blocking Property of Additional Persons Contributing to the Situation in Venezuela. The order is designed to counter rampant corruption within the Government of Venezuela, which continues to exacerbate the economic and humanitarian crises afflicting the Venezuelan people. With this order,…

Continue reading...

Farewell to Brigid

on November 2nd, 2018 in News by | No Comments

On Wednesday, October 31 NAEGA bid farewell to our intern Brigid Flay. NAEGA intern since May 2018, Brigid is leaving to take up an exciting full-time opportunity at the U.S. Grains Council. We wish Brigid all the best! Do you know someone who is interested in interning with NAEGA? If…

Continue reading...

U.S. FDA Plant and Animal Biotechnology Action Plan

on November 2nd, 2018 in News by | No Comments

On October 29 the U.S. Food and Drug Administration Announced that it will be implementing what it calls a “Plant and Animal Biotechnology Innovation Action Plan” that is scheduled to be rolled out in phases in 2019 through 2020. The action plan aims to implement and clarify risk-based policies with…

Continue reading...

ADM, Bunge, Cargill, LDC partner to modernize global agricultural trade

on November 2nd, 2018 in News by | No Comments

On October 25,  Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM), Bunge Limited, Cargill, Inc., and Louis Dreyfus Company (LDC) announced they are working together to find ways to standardize and digitize global agricultural shipping transactions for the benefit of the entire industry. In the short term, they hope to address inefficiencies in…

Continue reading...

Canadian Plant Health Council Launched

on October 23rd, 2018 in News by | No Comments

On October 12, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), as part of its Plant and Animal Health Strategy for Canada, launched the Canadian Plant Health Council (CPHC). The CPHC consists of eleven members from national industry associations, academia, and government and will work to address priorities for the plant health…

Continue reading...

Vietnam Announces Temporary Suspension of November 1 Deadline for ReExport of Grain for Canada (creeping) Thistle

on October 23rd, 2018 in News by | No Comments

On October 17, 2018 Vietnam announced suspension of the November 1 implementation date for a policy of re-exporting any grain (from all origins) in which seeds of Canada thistle (Cirsium arvense) are detected.  Instead, if Canada thistle is detected in imports, Vietnam will continue to require conditioning or supervised processing….

Continue reading...

U.S., Canada, Mexico announce USMCA trade deal

on October 10th, 2018 in News by | No Comments

On Sunday, September 30 the United States, Canada, and Mexico announced that they have reached a deal to update NAFTA after over one year of negotiations. The revised NAFTA will now be called the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). Several highlights of the USMCA include increased access for U.S. dairy, poultry…

Continue reading...

U.S., Japan to Begin Trade Negotiations

on September 27th, 2018 in News by | No Comments

On Wednesday, September 26 U.S. President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe issued a joint statement announcing that the United States and Japan will enter into trade negotiations for a United States-Japan Trade Agreement. The agreement will encompass goods as well as services, and both countries are also…

Continue reading...

U.S. Imposes $200 Billion in Tariffs on China; China Retaliates

on September 27th, 2018 in News by | No Comments

On Monday, September 24 the Trump Administration began implementing tariffs on a list of products announced on September 17. This latest set of tariffs are set at 10 percent on $200 billion worth of imports from China. These tariffs come on top of the $50 billion worth of tariffs already…

Continue reading...