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.

Climate denier Ted Cruz will oversee Nasa – what could possibly go wrong?, The Guardian

German Environment Ministry seeks unconditional GMO ban, EurActive.com

Learning in the Shade: A Story from the 1,000 Days, The Chicago Council

GIZ publications on post-harvest losses, PAEPARD

En route to plentiful food production in Africa, Nature

Royal Society-DFID Africa Capacity Building Initiative, The Royal Society

House Measure Defies Obama on Immigrants,  The New York Times

USDA approves Monsanto’s new GMO soybeans, cotton, Reuters

What Would It Take To Deliver a Living Wage in Supply Chains?, Business Fights Poverty

How corn became corn, Science

Study on impacts of farmer-led research supported by civil society organisations, PAEPARD

Ancient Wisdom Boosts Sustainability of Biotech Cotton, University of Arizona

Farm Africa’s goats and bees help rural Ethiopians forge new livelihoods, The Guardian

A Framework for Assessing Effects of the Food System, The National Academies Press

Agriculture Secretary Announces Funding for 115 Conservation Projects in 50 States, USDA

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