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.

Rising to the Challenge: Changing Course to Feed the World in 2050, Action Aid

Commentary: And the prize goes to … genetically modified foods, Global Post

No scientific consensus on safety of genetically modified organisms, Phys.org

Biofuel not off the hook for ‘land grabs’, Thomson Reuters Foundation

Commentary – Technological innovation for small-plot farms, Global Food for Thought

Why does climate change adaptation in Africa ignore politics? Great broadside from Matthew Lockwood, From Poverty to Power

Genetically modified crops should be part of Africa’s food future, The Washington Post

Retailers urged to accept more ‘ugly fruit’ to reduce food waste, Farmers Guardian

Seeking sustainable crops, Science on the Land

New Effort Launched to Measure and Monitor Global Food Loss and Waste, UNEP

Board game puts new spin on competition for land, Thomson Reuters Foundation

Sub Saharan Africa to meet only 25% of food demand by 2030-gap report reveals, Modern Ghana

Climate Change Threatens Your Dinner (But Not If You Live In Canada), Huffington Post

Small Farms, Not Monsanto, Are Key to Global Food Security, Union of Concerned Scientists

Commentary – Norm and Me: “From the Green Revolution to the Gene Revolution”, Global Food for Thought



  1. Thank you for mentioning my article. I’ll read some of your other links now.

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