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One Palestinian man’s mission to make urban agriculture more sustainable nbsp; Video One Palestinian man’s mission to make urban agriculture more sustainable  
What is it about this soil that protects plants from devastating disease? nbsp; Article What is it about this soil that protects plants from devastating disease?  
Local food is great, but can it go too far? nbsp; Voices Local food is great, but can it go too far?  
How three U.S. mini-farms are sowing the seeds of global food security nbsp; Feature How three U.S. mini-farms are sowing the seeds of global food security  
This man turned an opium field into a sustainable coffee farm in Thailand nbsp; Video This man turned an opium field into a sustainable coffee farm in Thailand  
What would it take to mainstream “alternative” agriculture? nbsp; Voices What would it take to mainstream “alternative” agriculture?  
Which diet makes best use of farmland? You might be surprised.   Which diet makes best use of farmland? You might be surprised. Editor’s note: This piece was produced in collaboration with the academic journal Elementa. It is… Notable
The developing world is awash in pesticides. Does it have to be? nbsp; Feature The developing world is awash in pesticides. Does it have to be?  
A call to conserve crops’ wild cousins   A call to conserve crops’ wild cousins Wild cousins aren’t always appreciated at family gatherings. But when it comes to crops, the… Notable
These entrepreneurs are using technology to turn a profit on food waste nbsp; Article These entrepreneurs are using technology to turn a profit on food waste  
Can superfoods boost the planet’s health, too? nbsp; Feature Can superfoods boost the planet’s health, too?  
We’ve changed a life-giving nutrient into a deadly pollutant. How can we change it back? nbsp; Feature We’ve changed a life-giving nutrient into a deadly pollutant. How can we change it back?  
The farm that grows climate solutions nbsp; Feature The farm that grows climate solutions  
Why women and youth are the key to feeding the world nbsp; Voices Why women and youth are the key to feeding the world  
Can mountains of animal bones boost food security in Ethiopia? nbsp; Article Can mountains of animal bones boost food security in Ethiopia?  
How CRISPR Works   How CRISPR Works Back in 2011, Jennifer Doudna, a biochemist and molecular biologist at the University of… Notable
CRISPR is coming to agriculture — with big implications for food, farmers, consumers and nature nbsp; Voices CRISPR is coming to agriculture — with big implications for food, farmers, consumers and nature  
New study finds recycled phosphorus could fertilize 100 percent of U.S. corn   New study finds recycled phosphorus could fertilize 100 percent of U.S. corn The world has a problem. A phosphorus problem. Notable
Can genetic engineering help quench crops’ thirst? nbsp; Feature Can genetic engineering help quench crops’ thirst?  
Who’s keeping organic food honest? nbsp; Voices Who’s keeping organic food honest?  
These maps show changes in global meat consumption by 2024. Here’s why that matters. nbsp; Article These maps show changes in global meat consumption by 2024. Here’s why that matters.  
If everybody hates wasting food, why do we do it (and how can we stop)? nbsp; Feature If everybody hates wasting food, why do we do it (and how can we stop)?  
The complex nature of GMOs calls for a new conversation nbsp; Voices The complex nature of GMOs calls for a new conversation  
Surprising ways Kenyans are embracing climate-smart agriculture nbsp; Video Surprising ways Kenyans are embracing climate-smart agriculture  
Are schools teaching our children to waste food?   Are schools teaching our children to waste food? Food waste carries massive environmental, social and economic costs — so much that you’d think one… Notable
Extreme Makeover: Photosynthesis Edition   Extreme Makeover: Photosynthesis Edition Plants are far better than humans at turning sunlight into food. But they’re not nearly as good as… Notable
Getting all that wasted food to hungry people   Getting all that wasted food to hungry people More and more people are starting to get the message that the massive amount of food we waste in… Notable
Is organic farming climate friendly?   Is organic farming climate friendly? Think organic farming is climate friendly? You might want to think again. A study published… Notable
Global food security is a moral imperative nbsp; Voices Global food security is a moral imperative  
Does one of the world’s most abundant animals need protection from our appetite? nbsp; Feature Does one of the world’s most abundant animals need protection from our appetite?  
How one small change could reduce your food waste nbsp; Infographic How one small change could reduce your food waste  
Agroecology can help fix our broken food system. Here’s how. nbsp; Voices Agroecology can help fix our broken food system. Here’s how.  
Crop gene banks are preserving the future of agriculture. But who’s preserving them? nbsp; Feature Crop gene banks are preserving the future of agriculture. But who’s preserving them?  
A win for farmers and the environment   A win for farmers and the environment Is it possible to reduce pesticide use without compromising crop yields? Yes — and then some… Notable
Urban farming is booming, but what does it really yield? nbsp; Feature Urban farming is booming, but what does it really yield?  
Could traditional plants hold the secret to saving crops from pests? nbsp; Feature Could traditional plants hold the secret to saving crops from pests?  
Chef Rob Ruiz is on a mission to make seafood more sustainable nbsp; Interview Chef Rob Ruiz is on a mission to make seafood more sustainable  
Grounded: Why soil matters to the health of the planet and us nbsp; Infographic Grounded: Why soil matters to the health of the planet and us  
Can grains of the past help us weather storms of the future? nbsp; Article Can grains of the past help us weather storms of the future?  
Seeds of change in sub-Saharan Africa   Seeds of change in sub-Saharan Africa In the late 1900s, as per-acre grain yields moved to 3 metric tons per hectare in South and… Notable
Thought for food   Thought for food How on Earth are we going to figure out how to feed the 9.5 billion people who will be inhabiting… Notable
To feed the world in 2050 we have to change course nbsp; Voices To feed the world in 2050 we have to change course  
When it comes to food packaging, what we don’t know could hurt us nbsp; Feature When it comes to food packaging, what we don’t know could hurt us  
Can Insects Feed A Hungry Planet? nbsp; Infographic Can Insects Feed A Hungry Planet?  
What Climate Change Means for Your Coffee nbsp; Video What Climate Change Means for Your Coffee  
Fishing for a Solution   Fishing for a Solution As writer Rowan Jacobsen explores in our recent feature “Has Meat Met Its Match?,” animal… Notable
Have Your Steak and Eat It, Too   Have Your Steak and Eat It, Too In our recent feature, “Has Meat Met Its Match?,” writer Rowan Jacobsen explores ways people can… Notable
Has Meat Met Its Match? nbsp; Feature Has Meat Met Its Match?  
Reducing Food Waste — Naturally   Reducing Food Waste — Naturally Feeding a growing planet means getting food waste under control. With one-third of all food being… Notable
Getting Beyond Just Wheat, Corn and Rice nbsp; Feature Getting Beyond Just Wheat, Corn and Rice  
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