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.

Weight of the world: 2.1 billion people obese or overweight, Reuters

Despite all the highs and lows around the world, our number one challenge is how to feed humanity with nutritious food!, African Journal of Food, Agriculture, Nutrition and Development

Food, health and sustainability: we become what we eat, and so does Earth, The Guardian

12 Data visualizations that illustrate poverty’s biggest challenges, ONE

The Science of Inequality. What the numbers tell us, Science

3,000 rice genome sequences made publicly available on World Hunger Day, EurekAlert

UPDATE 2-EU member states back compromise to allow GM crops-diplomats, Reuters

EU biofuel targets need 70m ha of land, says report, Farmers Weekly

Global population of obese and overweight tops 2.1bn, BBC

Global food waste targeted in Think. Eat. Save. Campaign, AgriPulse

Global Food Security Symposium 2014: Afternoon Session, YouTube

Study: Dwindling Food Production and Supply Looms with Climate Change, International Business Times

Global policies encourage land grabbing and worsen hunger and poverty – ActionAid report, Thomson Reuters Foundation

Increasing the engagement of farmers in research, PAEPARD

Commentary – Models Agree: Climate Change Will Put Pressure on Crop Yields in Large Areas of the Developing World, Global Food for Thought

Concerns grow over farm drugs used like ‘sweets’, BBC

China’s hybrid rice to create world record in 2014, Far Eastern Agriculture

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