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.

African farming: Cassava now the centre of attention, Financial Times

Why GMOs matter — especially for the developing world, Grist

Abundance Doesn’t Mean Health, New York Times

Monsanto Is Going Organic in a Quest for the Perfect Veggie, Wired

Global Food Businesses Support Climate Smart Agriculture through New Web App, Cool Farm Tool

Lant Pritchett on why we struggle to think in systems (and look for heroes and villains instead), Duncan Green

African Orphan Crops Consortium announces 100 crops for sequencing, UC Davis

Plant Genetic Resources and Climate Change, CABI

India needs to export excess foodgrains, Money Life

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