What we’ve been reading this week

This week’s summary on the news stories, reports and blogs that have grabbed our attention. We welcome your thoughts and comments on these articles.

Improving child nutrition. The achievable imperative for global progress, UNICEF

The World Needs Genetically Modified Foods, The Wall Street Journal

Grassroot-level innovations may hold the key to global challenges, The Guardian

World food prices rise 1 pct in March – FAO

Primary commodity prices and global food security. Why farmers still struggle when food prices rise, Thomas Lines, Green House

Millions face starvation as world warms, say scientists, The Guardian

Half a million Kenyans and Ethiopians face conflict, hunger due to dam – AlertNet

Biofuels: ‘Irrational’ and ‘worse than fossil fuels’, BBC News

World Bank: Africa’s economic growth to outpace average, BBC News

Climate Conversations – Want a real expert on climate change? Ask those worst-hit, AlertNet

Cargill calls for commodity sector transparency, Financial Times

BRICS agree development bank and science forum, SciDev.Net

Global view of Hunger and Nutrition Commitment Index (HANCI), Institute of Development Studies

Fertilized World, National Geographic

Land grabbing reaching blatant levels in Europe, Via Campesina

Land ‘grabs’ expand to Europe as big business blocks entry to farming, The Guardian

World’s gene pool crucial for survival, FAO

Food prices are forecast to tumble, Financial Times

The Trouble with Biofuels: Costs and Consequences of Expanding Biofuel Use in the United Kingdom, Chatham House

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