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.

Traditional innovation in farming is under threat, Thomason Reuters Foundation

Tanzania becomes a battleground in fight over genetically modified crops, The Washington Post

The battle lines on food labelling, Politico

Agric: Key to achieving MDGs, Daily Trust

Women’s land rights matter for tackling hunger, Thomson Reuters Foundation

Africa Should Not Ignore the Potential of GM Crops, Jane Karuku

Changing course to feed the world in 2050, Triple Crisis

Seeds of discontent documentary unveils how foreign investors fuel land grabs, Agrarian Justice

‘It’s the small-scale producers who feed the world – promote and protect them’, The Guardian

The International Seed Treaty: A resolution in support of Farmers’ Rights, La Via Campesina

Switch to organic farming may boost yields and incomes, SciDev.Net

Oxfam accuses Coke and Pepsi of taking land from the poor, The Independent

UN report on climate change: 5 major takeaways, Thomson Reuters Foundation

Has it really been proven that the Green Revolution decreased hunger?, AgroEcoPeople

Major cuts of greenhouse gas emissions from livestock within reach, FAO

Africa ‘ultimate testing ground’ in bid to end poverty, CNN

If Food Waste Were a Country, It Would Rank No. 3 For Greenhouse Gas Emissions, The Wall Street Journal

EU-US trade deal: A bumper crop for “big food”?, IATP

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