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.

10 things you need to know about the global food system, The Guardian

Rising CO2 poses significant threat to human nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health

Leave ‘Organic’ out of it, The New York Times

Major Milestone: 4 billion acres of biotech crops now planted globally, Truth about Trade and Technology

What Democracy Looks Like, According to Three Afghan women, Wilson Quarterly

Development AND resilience vs. development OR resilience, Ideas for Sustainability

Global Absolute Poverty Fell by Almost Half on Tuesday, Center for Global Development

Commentary – Using Science to Drive Adoption of New Technologies, Global Food for Thought

How to solve climate change with cows (maybe), The Boston Globe

Dietary Diversity 101, CGIAR

Johan Rockström on sustainable intensification, Ideas for Sustainability

Private funding of humanitarian aid grows, emerging markets eyed, Thomson Reuters Foundation

Scientists race to develop farm animals to survive climate change, Los Angeles Times

Invest in food security, African states urged, The Zimababwe Herald

Famine fear won’t sway minds on GM crops, Cornell University

Fighting the seed monopoly: ‘We want to make free seed a sort of meme’, The Guardian

1,000 Days: The Period That Decides the Health and Wealth of the World, The Atlantic

Women in Agriculture, Agri Pulse

Climate change and the food security dimension, Aljazeera

Ugandan Women Show Tech Isn’t Just for Boys, Voice of America



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