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.

Can greater transparency help people hold big corporations to account? Some new tools that may help, From Poverty to Power

S&T Committee Urges Change to EU Rules for GM Crops, ISAAA

New Project Announced – Global Food Security by the Numbers, Global Food for Thought

Public procurement in Africa benefitting family farmers and schools, FAO

Eight Ways Monsanto Fails at Sustainable Agriculture, Union of Concerned Scientists

Biodiversity or GMOs: Will The Future of Nutrition Be in Women’s Hands or Under Corporate Control?, Institute of Science in Society

Will Food Sovereignty Starve the Poor and Punish the Planet?, Independent Science News

Limits Sought on GMO Corn as Pest Resistance Grows, The Wall Street Journal

Farmers Put Down the Plow for More Productive Soil, The New York Times

Cooking Up Food Aid Reform | Commentary, Roll Call

Nigerian Senate passes Biosafety Bill, Voice of Nigeria

Africa: Women Farmers Pillar of Food Security – UN Agencies, All Africa

Is there enough grass to feed your animals?, Daily Monitor

Yields of key cassava crop not keeping pace with Africa population growth, Thomson Reuters Foundation

Learning from experience: Connecting Landscape Leaders in Ethiopia, Landscapes for People Food and Nature


  1. Reblogged this on Sustainable Food for the Globe Blog and commented:
    Finding kindred spirits everywhere! Yes, together we can solve hunger!

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