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.

Deep emissions cuts needed by 2050 to limit warming: U.N. draft, Reuters

Teaching a humongous foundation to listen to small farmers, Grist

New report links aquaculture and poverty reduction, WorldFish

The MDG Hunger Target and the Contested Visions of Food Security, Fukuda-Parr & Orr

The Power of Numbers: Why the MDGs were flawed (and post2015 goals look set to go the same way), From Poverty to Power

At last, some evidence on the national impact of the MDGs. In Zambia, rivalry with other governments and measurable indicators have made a difference, From Poverty to Power

The GMO Fight Ripples Down the Food Chain, The Wall Street Journal

How GMO crops conquered the United States, Vox

Coming soon: Genetically edited fruit?, EurekAlert

Let’s Use Organic and GMOs to Feed the World, Huffington Post

Kellogg joins campaign to fight climate change, Agri-Pulse

For most of us, global warming has become ‘normal’ climate, Thomson Reuters Foundation

Involving users in the creation of climate information products, CGIAR

Viewpoints: Scientists are rising to the challenges of drought, The Sacramento Bee

Do We Produce Enough Fruits and Vegetables to Meet Global Health Need?, Siegel et al, PLOS One

The impact of possible climate changes on developing countries, Landes Biosciences

Science focus urged at first US-African leaders summit, SciDev.Net

Farmers use social media to stop food waste, DW

French MPs propose forcing supermarkets to hand over all unsold food to charity, The Telegraph

Glickman to chair Foundation for Food and Agricultural Research, Agri-Pulse

Meet the Journalist: Roger Thurow Reports on the 1,000 Days, Pulitzer Center

India Food Agency Reform Closer as 255 Million Go Hungry, Bloomberg

The F-word: when can we call what’s happening in South Sudan a famine?, The Guardian

Jiminy Cricket! Bugs Could Be Next Food Craze, The New York Times

Tom Osborn, inventor of ‘green’ charcoal, proves you’re never too young to innovate, The Christian Science Monitor

The next great disruption, The Economist

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