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.

Sharp rise in FAO Food Price Index, FAO

Spreading the word about the no-till agricultural revolution, IIED

On the road to Paris 2015: Towards a new global climate deal, Friends of Europe

Fake Meats, Finally, Taste Like Chicken, The New York Times

‘How DFID Learns’. Or doesn’t. UK aid watchdog gives it a ‘poor’ (but the rest of us would probably do worse), Duncan Green, Oxfam

Realising the Promise of Agriculture for Africa’s Transformation, PAEPARD

Global food security: could wheat feed the world?, The Guardian

Commentary Series – This Land is Our Land, Global Food for Thought

3 Graphics To Explain The Present And Future Of Climate Change, Forbes

Climate signals, growing louder, The New York Times

Are GMOs Worth the Trouble?, MIT Technology Review

FFA2014 – How to sustainably produce more with less and trade better, PAEPARD

Meet Ertharin Cousin: the woman who feeds the world, The Telegraph

Norman Borlaug: humanitarian hero or menace to society?, The Guardian

Press Release: World Bank Accused of Destroying Traditional Farming to Support Corporate Land Grabs, Oakland Institute

TTIP: Syngenta calls for harmonized safety standards, Vieuws

IIED director offers a strategic view, IIED

British food too cheap warns supply chain expert, Farmers Guardian

Carving up a continent. How the UK government is facilitating the corporate takeover of African food systems, World Development Movement

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