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.

Do Aid and Development need their own TripAdvisor feedback system?, From Poverty to Power

Rebranding bran: teaching nutrient-rich cooking in Mali, The Guardian

African hub set up to boost research autonomy, Nature

Global Food Industry Reluctant Leaders of Smallholder Farming Revolution, The Huffington Post

Managing for Resilience: Framing an integrated landscape approach for overcoming chronic and acute food insecurity, Buck and Bailey

Agri-tech for Africa’s food security, development, SciDev.Net

Water-Smart Agriculture in East Africa, PAEPARD

New interactive tool brings malnutrition data to life, Devex

Fateful Harvest: Why Brazil has a big appetite for risky pesticides, Reuters

Denmark’s Drug-Free Pigs, The New York Times

Global Food Security Act a Critical Step Forward in Ending Hunger, Roll Call

How one company is trying to make ‘pasture-raised’ the new egg standard, The Washington Post

New publication – Seed laws that criminalise farmers: resistance and fightback, La Via Campesina

Investing in Agriculture in Developing Countries: The Whole World Says Yes, But the WTO Says No, AlterNet

Crop-product giant ADM to end deforestation in supply chain, Thomson Reuters Foundation

Seeds of change, Nature

Wheat ancestor sequencing could bolster modern harvests, SciDev.Net

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