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.

Biosafety of GM Crops in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania, CSIS

New African academy to nurture nutritious “orphan” crops, Thomson Reuters Foundation

Some GMO Crops Are on the Same Side as Their Opponents, MIT Technology Review

Farm Researcher CGIAR Budget Rises to $1 Billion in Hunger Fight, Bloomberg

Food security: an urban issue, The Guardian

Lost Freshwater May Double Climate Change Effects On Agriculture, Science Daily

Why we will need genetically modified foods, MIT Technology Review

As Food Labels Get Closer Look, Ingredients Vanish, Huffington Post

EU says pesticides may harm human brains, BBC

Scientists explore paths to ‘radical’ emissions reductions, Thomson Reuters Foundation

When production soils run dry – a tale of farmers in two economies, Modern Ghana

The global food supply has a demand problem, Quartz

DfID gets a red light on aid for trade: how will it respond?, Duncan Green, From Poverty to Power

Pollination and land degradation: top priorities for new intergovernmental body, FAO

Unaccustomed victory, The Economist

President Obama and Africa: Still a work in progress, Politico

Using statistics to boost agriculture, Daily Trust


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