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.

We’ve Consumed More Than the Earth Can Produce This Year, National Geographic

Are You Cool Enough To Eat Bugs? A Startup Called Exo Says ‘Crickets Are The New Kale’, Forbes

Scotland to ban GM crop growing, BBC News

Kenya to lift ban on biotech foods, Daily Nation

A message to climate negotiators: Don’t forget farmers, SciDevNet

How cleaner cow burps could help fight climate change, The Washington Post

Farmers call milk price row a ‘morality issue’ and vow to continue protests, The Guardian

Tanzania to invest $380 mln over eight years in cash-starved farm sector, Thomson Reuters Foundation

Investing in Africas agriculture is the next best thing, CNBC Africa

2015 global temperatures are right in line with climate model predictions, The Guardian

Climate Change Threatens Major Kenyan Cash Crop, NRDC Switchboard

Linking Market Development and Livelihood Support for a More Integrated Approach, USAID

‘Do no harm’: Medical professionals urge Wellcome Trust to end fossil fuel investments, The Guardian

Clearing habitat surrounding farm fields fails to reduce pathogens, Berkeley News

In Pakistan, solar lamps turn women into green energy entrepreneurs, Thomson Reuters Foundation

Scaling Impact: Improving Smallholder Farmers’ Beneficial Access To Output Markets, USAID

Zambia Launches Widespread Sales of Vitamin A Maize, HarvestPlus

Experts & Policymakers Re-Imagine African Agriculture in Face of Climate Change, UNEP News Centre

What if global development was funded by developing countries’ money? The Guardian

Amisha saw the limitless potential in the superfruit that is baobab (mabuyu), and she is doing a good job selling its health benefits to the world, FarmBiz Africa

Calls for greater collaboration to tackle food security, Devex


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