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

Does better agriculture mean better nutrition? IFPRI

If Paris climate change talks fail, there’s always Plan C, New Scientist

German Africa envoy: Scepticism remains over SDG implementation, EurActiv

Standing up for science, Nature Biotechnology

#FoodPrize15 Twitter Chat Summary, FarmingFirst

This is how we motivate people to tackle climate change, ScienceNordic

As monster El Niño looms, the world rushes to get ready, New Scientist

African countries turn to insurance to safeguard against climate change, The Guardian

Invisible Women, Chicago Council

South Africa’s real nutrition problems, Groundup

The complex nature of GMOs calls for a new conversation, ensia

Entering Uncharted Waters: El Niño and the threat to food security, Oxfam

Two Degrees: Does eating bugs help fight climate change? CNN

Endangered earth: The secret battle to save our soils, New Scientist

Agriculture: A $2.4 trillion industry worth protecting, CropLife

Climate for Change, Oxfam

Wild plants call to carnivores to get rid of pests; could crops do the same? Science Daily

Obesity and Food Insecurity: A Public Health Paradox, Huffington Post

Hunger levels remain “serious” or “alarming” in 52 developing countries, IFPRI

Mars opens new global food safety centre in China, FoodManufacture

What changes lie ahead from the Trans-Pacific Partnership Pact, The New York Times

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