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.

Chicago Council’s Grow Markets, Fight Hunger Report Featured, Global Food for Thought

FAO food price index drops again in March driven by sugar’s sharp slide, FAO

Deforestation is messing with our weather — and our food, EurekAlert

Agriculture and Agrometeorological Services, PAEPARD

Yesterday’s bread against food waste, Plantwise

“Why Wait Until the Next Food Crisis?” Improving Food Reserves Strategies in East Africa, ACORD

Why we should be worried by the World Bank shoveling $36bn to ‘financial intermediaries’, From Poverty to Power

Feeding the World – Without GMOs, EWG

We’re treating soil like dirt. It’s a fatal mistake, as our lives depend on it, The Guardian

Vietnam rice boom heaping pressure on farmers, environment, Phys.org

The future of GM: A future decided by a rogue report and ill-health, The Independent

Can a global map secure land rights for rural peoples?, Thomson Reuters Foundation

Climate Change And Food Security: Global Banana Market Is Feeling The Strain Of Hotter Weather, Longer Droughts, International Business Times

Statement calls for action on climate-resilient farming, SciDev.Net

Do biofuel policies seek to cut emissions by cutting food?, EurekAlert

Sustainable intensification revisited, IIED

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