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.

Can market solutions unlock Africa’s agricultural potential?, Thomson Reuters Foundation

Scientists’ Consensus on Maintaining Humanity’s Life Support Systems in the 21st Century, Ideas for Sustainability

A soiled reputation. Adverse impacts of mineral fertilizers in tropical agriculture, Heinrich Böll Foundation and WWF

Can a Growing World Feed Itself Without Genetically Modified Crops?, Brain Heap

Target, Giant Eagle, H-E-B, Meijer Say No to Genetically Engineered Salmon, Center for Food Safety

Declining agricultural diversity a ‘threat to humanity, Farming Online

Cassava’s huge potential as 21st Century crop, FAO

Seeking Food Ingredients That Aren’t Gene-Altered, The New York Times

Non-GM canola oil demand has crusher scrambling, The Western Producer

Mapping the Way to Even Healthier Rice, USDA

Could African Crops Be Improved With Private Biotech Data?, The Salt

Can climate-friendly development survive a fossil fuel boom?, Thomson Reuters Foundation

Preserving the Soil and Reaping Greater Harvests, IPP Media

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