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.

Water for food security and nutrition, FAO

Cabbages trump coffee for Tanzania’s climate-stressed farmers, Thomson Reuters

Obama Task Force Lays Out Plan to Save Honeybees, The Wall Street Journal

Field study shows how a GM crop can have diminishing success at fighting off insect pest, Science Daily

Healthy Food for a Healthy World: Leveraging the Private Sector, Chicago Council

Reply to ‘No-till agriculture and climate change mitigation’, Nature

Policies and actions to shift eating patterns: What works? FCRN

Brazil meatpackers show supply-chain rules can protect forests – researchers, Thomson Reuters

Kenya: Maize Crop Devastated By Disease, AllAfrica

Global businesses must lead the way on climate action, The Guardian

Operation Maasai Removal, PAEPARD

Five approaches to feeding the world while sustaining the planet, The Guardian

Big data to help coffee farmers adapt to climate change, SciDev.Net

Guest Commentary – Delivering Innovation Today Will Help Meet Tomorrow’s Food and Nutrition Needs, Chicago Council

A solution to the controversy on plant variety protection in Africa, Nature

Scientists reinforce warning on El Niño, Financial Times


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