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.

Report: Photosynthesis hack needed to feed the world by 2050, EurekAlert

For Monsanto, a Season of Woes, The Wall Street Journal

GM crops: Vital for food security? Or overestimated potential?, The Independent

How genetic engineering can fight disease, reduce insecticide use and enhance food security: Pamela Ronald speaks at TED2015, TED

Is Monsanto on the side of science?, New Internationalist

China Seeks to Develop Global Seed Power, The Wall Street Journal

Discovery of heat-tolerant beans could save ‘meat of the poor’ from global warming, EurekAlert

Study Links Widely Used Pesticides to Antibiotic Resistance, Civil Eats

Genetically Modified Crop Industry Continues to Expand, Worldwatch Institute

World Health Organization: GM-Crop Herbicide a Probable Carcinogen, Food Tank

Achieve Global Food Security by Investing in Universities, Global Food for Thought

The GM crops debate moves to Africa – and it’s just as noisy, The Independent

Can ‘down to earth’ innovations keep hunger at bay in the Sahel?, Thomson Reuters Foundation

Guest Commentary- Celebrating World Water Day, Global Food for Thought

How can we empower women in agriculture to end hunger?, The Guardian

A recipe for inequality: Why our food system is leaving low-income households behind, Fabian Commission on Food and Poverty

Britain gives Zimbabwe $72 million to help rural farmers, Reuters

How 3D Printing Can Help Save Lives, USAID

We’ll All Eat Grasshoppers—Once We Know How to Raise Them, Wired

How Good Coffee Becomes Good Business for African Farmers, Impatient Optimists

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