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.

Tropical forest losses outpace UN estimates, Nature

Ten things the G7 needs to hear on Hunger, Welthungerhilfe

Food Waste Is Becoming Serious Economic and Environmental Issue, Report Says, The New York Times

Bill Gates: Can GMOs end hunger in Africa?, The Verge

A Modest Proposal for Feeding Africa, Huffington Post

Food security in Africa needs a tailored approach, suggests new research, EurekAlert

Beans could help fill Africa’s fertiliser gap, SciDev.Net

Healthy Food for a Healthy World: Wasted Food, Wasted Nutrients, Global Food for Thought

Agricultural insecticides pose a global risk to surface water bodies, researchers find, Science Daily

Mali: “Agroecology is in our hands! We are building it further together!” – Opening of the International Agroecology Forum, La Via Campesina

Dialogue on food security and Policy Coherence for Development hosted by European Commission, PAEPARD

Mandating Food Insecurity: The Global Impacts of Rising Biofuel Mandates and Targets, GDAE, Tufts University

Agriculture must change, FAO

Will sustainable palm oil surge exclude small farmers?, Thomson Reuters Foundation

US force feeds GM crops to African nations, says new report, ACB

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