التقنيات الحيوية الزراعية
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تتحدث عناوين الأنباء عن تطبيقات التكنولوجيات الحيوية في الأغذية والزراعة في البلدان النامية وتركز بشكل رئيسي على أنشطة منظمة الأغذية والزراعة، وغيرها من وكالات / هيئات الأمم المتحدة ومراكز البحوث الخمسة عشر التابعة للجماعة الاستشارية للبحوث الزراعية الدولية (CGIAR). وتشمل العناوين جميع قطاعات الأغذية والزراعة (المحاصيل والغابات ومصايد الأسماك / تربية الأحياء المائية والثروة الحيوانية وتصنيع المنتجات الزراعية) ومجموعة واسعة من التكنولوجيات الحيوية (مثل استخدام الواسمات الجزيئية، والتلقيح الاصطناعي، وحالة الأفراد المثلتة الصيبغية والأسمدة الحيوية، والتكاثر الدقيق، وعلم الجينوم، والتعديل الوراثي الخ). يتم إحتواء وثائق جديدة ضمن الأنباء في حال كانت متاحة بشكل مجاني وحر على شبكة الإنترنت، وبالنسبة للأشخاص الذين لا يستطيعون تحميلها أو يرغبون بالحصول على المزيد من المعلومات عنها، هناك أيضا عناوين بريد إلكترونية يمكنهم التواصل من خلالها. وكان قد تم كان قد تم طلاق خدمة الأنباء في شهر يناير / كانون الثاني 2002 وجميع العنواين التي تم نشرها منذ ذلك الحين (كان هناك 800 في السنوات التسعة الأولى) هي متوفرة هنا. ويتم أيضا نشر العناوين والأحداث المتواجدة على هذا الموقع بواسطة رسائل إخبارية عبر البريد الإلكتروني تحت عنوان فاو - بيوتيك نيوز (أنباء التكنولوجيا الحيوية عن منظمة الأغذية والزراعة، FAO-BiotechNews) ويتم نشرها في ستة إصدارات مختلفة، واحد لكل لغة، أي بالعربية والصينية والانكليزية والفرنسية والروسية والاسبانية. للاشتراك أرسل رسالة إلى العنوان التالي: FAO-Biotech-News@fao.org مع الإشارة إلى عناوين البريد الإلكترونية التي تنوي الإشتراك، وبأي لغة يرغب بالحصول على الرسالة الإخبارية.

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28/10/2002
The latest issue (1 and 2, 2002) of BINAS News, from the Biosafety Information Network and Advisory Service (BINAS) of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), includes three articles as well as sections on news items and upcoming events. See http://binas.unido.org/binas/binasnews/bn1_2_02.pdf (20 pages) or contact george@binas.unido.org for more information.
28/10/2002
On 15 October 2002, the World Health Organization (WHO) posted 20 "questions and answers" on their website that were "prepared by WHO in response to questions and concerns by a number of WHO Member State Governments with regard to the nature and safety of genetically modified food". See the 8-page PDF document at http://www.who.int/fsf (in English, French and Spanish) or contact foodsafety@who.int for more information.
27/10/2002
The Information and Media Relations Division of the World Trade Organization (WTO) Secretariat has prepared a briefing document entitled "The issues, and where we are now" (updated 10 October 2002), which aims to help public understanding about the current WTO agriculture negotiations. Some of the issues involved (e.g. food safety, consumer information and labelling) have potential implications for agricultural biotechnology. See http://www.wto.org/english/tratop_e/agric_e/negs_bkgrnd00_contents_e.htm (in English, French and Spanish; in WORD and PDF formats) or contact enquiries@wto.org for more information.
26/10/2002
The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Environmental Health and Safety Division published on 20 August 2002 a "Consensus document on compositional considerations for new varieties of maize (Zea Mays): Key food and feed nutrients, anti-nutrients and secondary plant metabolites". It is number 6 in the series on the Safety of Novel Foods and Feeds. The consensus documents contain information for use during the regulatory assessment of a particular food/feed product. This consensus document addresses compositional considerations for new varieties of maize (derived through modern biotechnology) by identifying the key food and feed nutrients, anti-nutrients and secondary plant metabolites. See http://www.olis.oecd.org/olis/2002doc.nsf/LinkTo/env-jm-mono(2002)25 (available in PDF (208 KB) or Word (361 KB) formats) or contact ehscont@oecd.org.
25/10/2002
ISNAR Briefing Paper 54, entitled "Biotechnology and sustainable livelihoods - findings and recommendations of an international consultation" and co-authored by J. Falck-Zepeda, J. Cohen, R. Meinzen-Dick and J. Komen, is now available. The document summarises the findings and recommendations of a meeting entitled "Biotechnology and rural livelihood - enhancing the benefits" that was held on 25-28 June 2001 in The Hague, Netherlands and organised by the International Service for National Agricultural Research (ISNAR)s Biotechnology Service. See http://www.isnar.cgiar.org/publications/briefing/bp54.htm (in HTML or PDF (94 KB)) or contact isnar@cgiar.org .
12/10/2002
An FAO press release of 30 August 2002 reports that Dr. Jacques Diouf, the Director-General of FAO, addressed a press conference at the World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg, saying that "Countries in Southern Africa whose populations are facing a devastating drought should carefully consider current scientific knowledge before rejecting food aid containing genetically modified organisms (GMOs)". The press release is available at http://www.fao.org/english/newsroom/news/2002/8844-en.html (in English, French and Spanish) or contact media-office@fao.org for more information.
11/10/2002
أصدرت منظمة الأغذية والزراعة منذ فترة وجيزة تقرير الزراعة في العالم عام 2015/2030 منظور منظمة الأغذية والزراعة. ويمثل هذا التقرير الشامل الواقعفي 444 صفحة أحدث تقدير أعدته المنظمة للتوقعات طويلة الأجل بشأن الإمدادات الغذائية والتغذية والزراعة في العالم. ويجري هذا التقرير تقييما لآفاق الأغذيةوالزراعة في مختلف أنحاء العالم بما في ذلك مصايد الأسماك والغابات خلال السنوات القادمة حتى عام 2015 وعام 2030. كما يشكل الآفاق طويلة الأجل للتجارة والتنميةالمستدامة، ويناقش القضايا البارزة في هذه المجالات خلال السنوات الثلاثين القادمة. ويحدث التقرير ويوسع نطاق الدراسة العالمية السابقة التي أعدتها المنظمة عن الزراعة في العالم عام 2010 وأصدرتها عام 1995. ويتناول أحد فصول هذا التقرير الثلاثة عشرة "قضايا مختارة في مجال التكنولوجيا الزراعية، ويركزهنا القسم 11-4 (صفحة 314 327 من النسخة الإنكليزية) على إمكانيات التكنولوجيا الحيوية الزراعية ومخاطرها وفوائدها المحتملة. أنظر التقرير الكامل (باللغةالإنكليزية) أو موجز التقرير (باللغات الإنكليزية والفرنسية والأسبانية) على العنوان التالي http://www.fao.org/es/ESD/gstudies.htm أو اتصل بالعنوان التالي للحصول على مزيد من المعلومات.
10/10/2002
The Summary Document of the FAO e-mail conference on "Gene flow from GM to non-GM populations in the crop, forestry, animal and fishery sectors" has been finalised and put on the web. Nearly 400 people subscribed for the conference, which ran from 31 May to 5 July 2002, and 118 messages were posted. The 15-page document aims to provide an easy-readable synopsis of the main arguments and concerns discussed during the conference. It is available at http://www.fao.org/biotech/logs/C7/summary.htm or can be requested from biotech-admin@fao.org.
08/10/2002
For the 9th Regular Session of the Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture, held on 14-18 October 2002 at FAO Headquarters, Rome, FAO prepared a report on its priority areas for inter-disciplinary action (PAIAs). FAO has recently selected 16 PAIAs as part of an overall effort to, inter alia, strengthen the capacity for inter-disciplinary planning within FAO. This report provides a brief overview of the main activities undertaken by the 6 PAIAs that are most relevant to the Commission`s work, including the PAIAs on Biotechnology and Biosecurity. See document 9/02/14.3 (in Arabic, Chinese, English, French and Spanish) at http://www.fao.org/ag/cgrfa/docs9.htm or contact cgrfa@fao.org for more information.
07/10/2002
The September 2002 edition of the Information Systems for Biotechnology (ISB) News Report includes an item by John Ruane from FAO`s Working Group on Biotechnology, describing the three major roles that FAO carries out to assist its members (currently there are 183 FAO member countries plus one member organisation, the European Community) and their institutions in making decisions on biotechnology and related issues. See http://www.isb.vt.edu/news/2002/sep02.pdf or send a blank e-mail to text_news@nbiap.biochem.vt.edu to receive the ISB News Report by e-mail (26 KB).
06/10/2002
The UN Secretary-Generals special envoy for the humanitarian crisis in Southern Africa, Mr. James Morris released this joint statement, concerning donations of foods for use in Southern Africa, some of which contain genetically modified organisms, on behalf of the Directors-General of FAO, Dr. Jacques Diouf, and the World Health Organization (WHO), Dr. Gro Harlem Brundtland and the World Food Programme at which he serves as Executive Director. The statement concludes: "The United Nations agencies involved will seek to establish a long-term policy for food aid involving GM foods or foods derived from biotechnology. The ultimate responsibility and decision regarding the acceptance and distribution of food aid containing GMOs rests with the governments concerned, considering all the factors outlined above. The United Nations believes that in the current crisis governments in southern Africa must consider carefully the severe and immediate consequences of limiting the food aid available for millions so desperately in need". See http://www.fao.org/english/newsroom/news/2002/8660-en.html (in English, French and Spanish) or contact wfpinfo@wfp.org for more information.
05/10/2002
At the World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg, a new international consultative process on the risks and opportunities of using agricultural science to reduce hunger and improve rural livelihoods in the developing world was launched. The initiative is expected to last until mid-2003 and is being undertaken by the World Bank and its partners. The five co-chairs of the consultative process are Robert Watson (World Bank, former head of the UN`s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change), Louise Fresco (Assistant Director General, Agriculture Department of FAO), Seyfu Ketema (Executive Secretary of the Association for Strengthening Agricultural Research in Eastern and Central Africa (ASARECA)), Rita Sharma (Ministry of Agriculture, India) and Claudia Martinez Zuleta (former Deputy Minister of Environment, Colombia). It will look at the risks and opportunities of a broad range of issues, including biotechnology. See http://www.agassessment.org/index.html or contact bmcintyre@worldbank.org for more information.
04/10/2002
The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) released a policy research report entitled Harnessing Technologies for Sustainable Development to coincide with the World Summit on Sustainable Development. The key messages of this 167-page document are that "If effectively harnessed, new and emerging technologies can help catalyze Africas transition to sustainable development by lowering the incidence of disease, reducing food insecurity, and decreasing vulnerability to environmental damage by allowing more flexible crop management systems. However, the expected benefits of both medical (red) and agricultural (green) biotechnology can only be realized if a number of key challenges are addressed, including the extent to which the technologies are relevant to Africa, are pro-poor and mitigate biosafety and related risks. Biotechnology should be viewed as one part of a comprehensive, sustainable poverty reduction strategy, and not as a technological quick fix for Africas hunger and poverty problems". See http://www.uneca.org/harnessing/ or contact ecainfo@uneca.org for more information.
03/10/2002
A press release from the WHO Regional Office for Africa reports that the WHO Director General, Dr. Gro Harlem Brundtland, said that "currently available evidence showed that genetically modified (GM) foods are "not likely to present human health risk", and that therefore "these foods may be eaten" " and that "Southern African countries should consider accepting GM food aid in the face of the humanitarian crisis facing the region". She was speaking on 27 August at a three-day meeting of health ministers from ten southern African countries in Harare. See http://www.afro.who.int/press/2002/pr20020828.html or contact chellouchey@afro.who.int for more information.
02/10/2002
The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), in collaboration with the University of Concepciَn, Chile, is launching the first academically accredited Diploma in Biosafety by distance learning. The course, consisting of a faculty of international scientists, starts on 23 September 2002 with two weeks of on-campus lectures. Lectures will be conducted in English. It will make use of the latest distance learning techniques and electronic multimedia developed by UNIDO. For more information see http://binas.unido.org/UDEC_biosafety or contact sofvalen@udec.cl or webmaster@binas.unido.org.
01/10/2002
Joel Cohen, from the International Service for National Agricultural Research (ISNAR), and Per Pinstrup-Andersen, from the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), published an Opinion Article on 27 AUgust 2002 in SciDev.Net entitled "Biotechnology and the public good" which, among other things, emphasises the need for "strong publicly-funded agricultural research focused on solving the problems facing poor farmers and consumers". See http://www.scidev.net/frame3.asp?id=2708200210362353&t=C&authors=Joel%20I.%2 or contact j.cohen@cgiar.org to request a copy.

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