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.

Increasing cropping frequency offers opportunity to boost food supply, University of Minnesota

Climate-Smart Pearl Millet Variety May Be a Game Changer for Nutrition, Feed the Future

WTO chief says no chance of global trade deal, USA Today

Iowa in the Amazon, The New York Times

Science’s role in growing diverse, nutritious food, SciDev.Net

What have been the farm-level economic impacts of the global cultivation of GM crops?, Collaboration for Environmental Evidence Library

‘Total inaction’ at UN climate talks, Africa groups charge, Thomson Reuters Foundation

Eating Aliens, Jackson Landers

Crowdsourcing app fights food loss in Africa, University of Twente

Hunger Grains: Are EU policies undermining progress on development?, From Poverty to Power, Duncan Green

How Africa’s natural resources can drive industrial revolution, CNN

Getting seed to smallholders needs a business approach, SciDev.Net

Dust to Dust: a man-made Malthusian crisis, The Telegraph

Pesticides increase risk of Parkinson’s says study, The Scotsman

Why African Farmers Do Not Want GMOs, Truthout

World’s poorest need land rights to cope with climate change, Thomson Reuters Foundation

GMOs linked to gluten disorders plaguing 18 million Americans – report, RT

The Heat Is On for Farmers, The Wall Street Journal

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