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.

WHO to basically everybody: Stop eating so much sugar, The Washington Post

Five Lessons from the Frontlines of Africa’s Green Revolution, Ventures

Grow Markets, Fight Hunger: A Food Security Framework for US-Africa Trade Relations, Chicago Council on Global Affairs

EU State of the Environment Report, European Environment Agency

Ugandan farmers take on palm oil giants over land grab claims, The Guardian

Better genes for better (more adaptable) beans, EurekAlert

How to reduce losses on the way to the market, Daily Monitor

Climate change and compassion: the missing link?, Thomson Reuters Foundation

Can Public-Private Partnerships Actually Benefit the Poor?, PAEPARD

The True Cost of Food Waste, Huffington Post

Regulating genome-edited crops that (according to current regulations) aren’t GMOs, EurekAlert

Social and economic value of protected areas, ConservationBytes

UN official says questions remain on GMO health impact, business practices, Business World

Agriculture Has a Science Problem, National Journal

Good Nutrition in Nepal: a Story from the 1,000 Days, Outrage and Inspire

Task Force to Make Case for Investment in Nutrition, AgWired

101 Facts That Make Us Hopeful About the Future of Food, Food Tank

Climate Change Poses Serious Threats to Food Distribution, Food and Environment Reporting Network

FAO food price index declines further in February, led by sugar, FAO

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