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.

Is opposition to genetically modified food irrational?, BBC News

African bank joins in push to encourage young farmers, PAEPARD

Apollo plan on cheaper green energy seeks global backing, Thomson Reuters

IKEA pledges $1.3 billion for renewables and climate action, The Climate Group

The Importance of Understanding Urban Food Flows, The Chicago Council

A Proposal to Modify Plants Gives G.M.O. Debate New Life, New York Times

Agribusiness nervous as WHO cancer unit analyzes popular pesticide, Reuters

UNDP supports Kenyan farmers through climate change project, All Africa

Together we stand: A policy approach to reducing food loss in West Africa, Mongabay

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

Feeding a Growing Population without Plowing in the Planet, The Chicago Council

Thousands of tonnes of Yemen food aid diverted by fighting-U.N. officials, Thomson Reuters

Aspirin precursor defends acacia plants from drought, SciDev.Net

G7 must end support for New Alliance, ActionAid

Healthy Food for a Healthy World: Improving Access to Diverse and Nutritious Foods, The Chicago Council

Crop adjustments may lessen climate change’s economic effects, Stanford economist says, Stanford News

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