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.

Mass migration is no ‘crisis’: it’s the new normal as the climate changes, The Guardian

The Next Great GMO Debate, MIT technology review

Adapting to climate change in the mixed crop and livestock farming systems in sub-Saharan Africa, Nature, Climate Change

California Drought Is Made Worse by Global Warming, Scientists Say, The New York Times

Unhealthy Fixation, Slate

The littlest farmhands, Science

Foresight food security: From hunger and poverty to food system approach, EurekAlert! AAAS

Ethiopia: Eiar Releases Inclement Weather Compatible Crops, The Ethiopian Herald via AllAfrica

Spectroscopy analysis of soil to help farmers, African Farming

Study finds gaps in Africa-EU food secuirty R&D links, SciDevNet

Future shocks: how resilient is the UK food system to extreme global weather events?, Global Food Security

African countries urged to do more to increase fertilizer access and use, AFAP

Frogs mount speedy defence against pesticide threat, Nature

World food supply at growing risk from severe weather, Science

An interdisciplinary approach: The need for social scientists in the fight against food insecurity, The Chicago Council

Kenya: Scholars Back William Ruto On GM Food, AllAfrica

Food security improves HIV outcomes, Zeenews

Are These Strange Underwater Balloons the Future of Sustainable Farming?, Good

Pesticides linked to bee decline for first time in a countrywide field study, The Guardian

Food Systems for Improved Health: Dairy Nutrition in Sub-Saharan Africa, The Chicago Council

Cacti: the new energy crop?, Thrive


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