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.

So can we really feed the world? Yes — and here’s how, GRIST

Scientists reprogram plants for drought tolerance, Science Daily

Yemen facing ‘forgotten crisis’ as humanitarian disaster looms, The Guardian

Healthy Food for a Healthy World: The $2 Trillion Market for Fruits and Vegetables, The Chicago Council

What Is the Purpose of Society?, The New York Times

Engaging African rural farmers via mobile surveys, PAEPARD

Famine threat to South Sudan if war continues to block aid, Thomson Reuters Foundation

Unraveling the complex web of global food trade, University of Minnesota

Africa: Towards Gender – Just Food and Nutrition Security, AllAfrica

The Global Health Benefits of Tackling Climate Change, The Grantham Institute, Imperial College London

Could 2015 be a breakthrough year for community land rights?, Thomson Reuters Foundation

How 10 Women in Rural Rajasthan are Improving Nutrition for Thousands, Business Fights Poverty

Poll shows giant gap between what public, scientists think, KSL.com

UK Department of Energy & Climate Change’s new report say eating less meat is necessary to prevent dangerous climate change, Food Climate Research network (FCRN)

Castor oil helps fight against poverty in Madagascar,The Guardian

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