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.

What are the strengths and weaknesses of a human rights approach to development?, From Poverty to Power, Oxfam

Africa’s farmers face ‘failed seasons’ risks, BBC

On the Horns of the GMO Dilemma, MIT Technology Review

McDonalds Can Make History — and Rescue Its Brand — With Sustainable Food, Huffington Post

Farm subsidies among OECD nations continue to fall, AgriPulse

Global Warming Is Just One of Many Environmental Threats That Demand Our Attention, Amartya Sen, New Republic

Africa an El Dorado for South Africa’s Agribusiness Giants, Sustainable Pulse

Water ‘thermostat’ could help engineer drought-resistant crops, Science Daily

Cancer deaths double in Argentina’s GMO agribusiness areas, The Ecologist

Changing global diets is vital to reducing climate change, University of Cambridge

Africa: Ambitious Effort to Confront Africa’s Soil Health Crisis, All Africa

GLP Infographic: GMO research is all industry funded? Biofortified analysis sets record straight, Genetic Literacy Project

2014: Year of Agriculture and Food Security – Member States of the African Union and African Regional Institutions Share Their Experiences with CAADP, African Union

African malnutrition to surge with erratic rainfall – report, Thomson Reuters Foundation

Research to Feed Africa, PAEPARD

Map: What Countries Have the Worst Gender Gaps?, Slate

Reducing water scarcity possible by 2050, McGill

Tackling Global Issues with Global Responses, Agrilinks

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