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.

Closing the Gap: Towards a 2030 Wasting Target, Generation Nutrition

Making Headway Against Climate Change, Ban-Ki Moon, The Wall Street Journal

Companies take the baton in climate change efforts, The New York Times

GM agricultural technologies for Africa: A state of affairs, IFPRI

Ethiopian Enterprise Partners with New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition, ACDI VOCA

Escalating the weed wars, Los Angeles Times

Fine-tuning plant cells for superior cereal crops, The University of Adelaide

Monsanto to spend $90 mln on corn seed research center in Mexico, Reuters

New UN report warns of ‘devastating’ effects from ongoing destruction of mangrove forests, UN

Enriching soils and seeds to improve nutrition, PAEPARD

UN climate summit falls short for marchers, world’s poorest, Thomson Reuters Foundation

Seed Development Program Launched In Africa, Spy Ghana

Why I love the UN, aka the battle between policy space and trade/investment agreements, From Poverty to Power

Can genetic engineering help food crops better tolerate drought?, EurekAlert

Help save the climate and alleviate poverty? Plant trees!, Global Landscapes Forum

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