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.

The Science of Designing Food for the World’s Poor, The Atlantic

Food’s big picture guy, The New York Times

The New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition. A Coup for Corporate Capital, Transnational Justice

EU diplomats agree to 7% biofuels cap, EurActive

Is There Such a Thing As Sustainable Corn?, Modern Farmer

Warrior queens battle for Africa’s food future, This is Africa

Can we develop a ‘stress test’ for national food systems?, Simon Maxwell

A farm is greater than the sum of its parts, CCAFS

Super foods: from the lab to the table, The Guardian

GM crops: No gain for small farmers, SciDev.Net

Is the food industry really concerned with obesity? If people eat less, profits will decline, Science Daily

Measuring Success: Local Food Systems and the Need for New Indicators, IATP

Africa’s climate policies burned by firewood dependence, Thomson Reuters Foundation

Opinion: The growing pains of cover crops, Agri-Pulse

Can GM and organic farms coexist?, The Guardian

Can Organic Farming Counteract Carbon Emissions?, The Wall Street Journal

Roundup: Birth Defects Caused By World’s Top-Selling Weedkiller, Scientists Say, Huffington Post


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