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.

You can fight climate change and grow the economy, says Lord Stern, Business Green

Number of Ethiopians needing food aid surges to 4.5 million after failed rains, Thomson Reuters Foundation

GMOs: Where the Science Stands on Nutrition and Agricultural Advancement : Guest commentary, The Chicago Council

Smartphones help Tanzanian women secure land rights, Thomson Reuters Foundation

ENERGY DARWINISM II: Why a Low Carbon Future Doesn’t Have to Cost the Earth, Citi GPS

Cuba Suffers Through The Worst Drought Of ‘The Last Century’, Huffington Post

Germany Follows Scotland on Move to Ban GMO Crops, EcoWatch

Tanzania gives free land to coax flood victims from disaster zones, Thomson Reuters Foundation

Protein Goes Green: Can Algae Become The Next Soy?, The Salt

How Africa is ramping up efforts to fight malnutrition, GAIN

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

Extreme weather and resilience of the global food system, Global Food Security

Kenya: GM Maize Will Double Yields, Says Researcher, All Africa

These countries are best prepared for climate change, World Economic Forum

How will we fill 9 Billion Bowls by 2050?, Thomson Reuters

How Safe Is Your Ground Beef?, Consumer Reports

Kenya’s Council of Churches launches climate change campaign ahead of Paris conference, National Catholic Reporter

Dakar women grow herb business from floodwater, Thomson Reuters Foundation

Hunger hits 1.5 million in Zimbabwe as maize production halves: WFP, Sydney Morning Herald

The Key to Sustainable Agriculture Development is Water Management, The Chicago Council

Hell or Saltwater: Underwater Agriculture, The Scuba Divers Growing Crops in Bubbles Under the Sea, Motherboard


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