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.

Rice gene digs deep to triple yields in drought, SciDev.Net

Short-term action needed to meet 2° warming goal – report, Thomason Reuters Foundation

Africa’s agriculture commodity exchanges take root, Forbes

Keeping pace with plant pathogens, National Science Foundation

Genetically modified crops pass benefits to weeds, Nature

Hungry for change, The Age

China gobbling up wheat, as US exports to nation soar, NewsMax

Put a corn cob in your tank, The Wall Street Journal

Pesticide risks need more research and regulation, SciDev.Net

Mali’s fish traders get wise to wetland conservation, Thomson Reuters Foundation

What if Food Labels Served as Warning Signs Instead of Marketing Devices?, Take Part

Paper recommendation: Landscape Sustainability Science, Ideas for Sustainability

 

What we’ve been reading this week

Every week we summarise the news stories and blogs that have grabbed our attention. We welcome your thoughts and comments on these articles.

Speed up roll-out of GM crops, says Downing Street, The Telegraph

How Africa’s first commodity exchange revolutionised Ethiopia’s economy, The Guardian Poverty Matters Blog

African Agricultural Growth Corridors: Who benefits, who loses?, EcoNexus

More UK aid channelled via investment funds in tax haven of Mauritius, The Guardian

No time to lose: A life in pursuit of deadly viruses, Peter Piot

Interview with Dr. Klaus Kraemer on Tackling Malnutrition and Micronutrient Deficiencies, Global Food for Thought Blog

The Farming Forecast Calls for Change, New York Times

What’s so smart about climate smart agriculture?, Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) blog

Left Out: How much of the fresh produce that we grow never makes it off the farm?, Switchboard NRDC