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.
Status of development, regulation and adoption of GM agriculture in Africa: Views and positions of stakeholder groups, Adenle, A., Morris, E.J., Parayil, G.
Past environmental pressures affect current biodiversity loss, European Commission
Commentary – Innovation for Sustainable Intensification in Africa, The Chicago Council on Global Affairs
Another View: Like it or not, biotech is a necessary ag tool, The Des Moines Register
Fortifying fertilizers can fortify food, Global Food Security
Biofuel development should not compromise food security, says CFS, FAO
World Hunger Is Unacceptable In The 21st Century, Skoll World Forum
Politics is poorly suited to address global warming, The Washington Post
We all do better when smallholders do better, Roger Thurow, Cargill
World Bank sets new poverty reduction goal for 2020, The Washington Post
Study: Earth Will Reach ‘Climate Departure’ in 2047, National Journal
Mars collaborates to sequence Africa’s neglected food crops, Nature Biotechnology
How to Feed the World, New York Times
Cash-strapped Adaptation Fund puts climate projects on hold, Thomson Reuters Foundation