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.

Why illegal fishing off Africa’s coast must be stopped, The Guardian

Can Synthetic Biology Survive In A World Haunted By ‘Frankenfood’?, Forbes

Global land prices and the future of farming, Financial Times

We’re massively underestimating climate costs, experts warn, Grist

Agro-sylvo-pastoral systems to feed West and Central Africa, PAEPARD

Call to halve target for added sugar, BBC

A Global Biotechnology Perspective, Scientific American

AGRA urges Mozambique government to get involved as farmers take on hybrid maize, AGRA

Brave new food. New tech’s attempt to feed the world, The Weather Channel

African leaders and farmers need to launch an agricultural revolution to eradicate hunger and malnutrition on the continent within a lifetime, IFA

The new scramble for Africa, World Development Movement

New study may improve rice productivity, Phys.org

Europe to shun Kenya’s GM crops, farmers told, Standard Digital

Pesticides linked to mass bee deaths also affect other friendly organisms including birds and fish, The Independent

These ‘Super Bananas’ Might Give You a Reason to Cheer for GMOs, Take Part

G77 warns against misuse of science in development, SciDev.Net

Why Europe needs to break its imported fossil fuel addiction, Thomson Reuters Foundation

Case studies of ecological agriculture from across Africa, Alliance for Food Sovereignty

Linking research and local people through organic agriculture, SciDev.Net

 

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