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Ensia is a magazine showcasing environmental solutions in action. Powered by the Institute on the Environment at the University of Minnesota, we connect people with ideas, information and inspiration they can use to change the world.

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 wasted or lost, that’s no small task. But… Notable
Getting Beyond Just Wheat, Corn and Rice nbsp; Feature Getting Beyond Just Wheat, Corn and Rice  
Eat ’Em to Beat ’Em nbsp; Article Eat ’Em to Beat ’Em  
Time to Take Ownership of the Anthropocene nbsp; Voices Time to Take Ownership of the Anthropocene  
12-Step Plan for Climate-Friendly Food   12-Step Plan for Climate-Friendly Food Twelve straightforward strategies could slash food-related greenhouse gas emissions 50 to 90 percent, says a report just released by… Notable
GMOs, Silver Bullets and the Trap of Reductionist Thinking nbsp; Voices GMOs, Silver Bullets and the Trap of Reductionist Thinking  
How Do You Solve a Problem Like Food Waste? nbsp; Feature How Do You Solve a Problem Like Food Waste?  
2014: The Year of Family Farming nbsp; Voices 2014: The Year of Family Farming  
Pasta la Vista   Pasta la Vista Rumor is that college dining hall fare today is better than ever. Still, sometimes even the hungriest students have trouble eating it all… Notable
Changing the Global Food Narrative nbsp; Voices Changing the Global Food Narrative  
Dating Game   Dating Game Nine out of 10 Americans discard food unnecessarily thanks to a nonuniform labeling system that blurs the relationship between food safety… Notable
Beans With Benefits nbsp; Feature Beans With Benefits  
An Organic Farmer and a Geneticist Walk Into a Field nbsp; Article An Organic Farmer and a Geneticist Walk Into a Field  
Why Diet Matters nbsp; Voices Why Diet Matters  
Boost for Desert Soils?   Boost for Desert Soils? A surprising encounter with plant roots has led scientists from the United Arab Emirates on a path toward a promising new approach for… Notable
Food Rethought nbsp; Voices Food Rethought  
Green Appétit nbsp; Article Green Appétit  
Flower Power   Flower Power Many fruits, nuts and other food crops depend on pollinating insects for success. Yet modern farms often grow such plants in large… Notable
Facing up to Phosphorus nbsp; Feature Facing up to Phosphorus  
Jason Clay: More Food, Less Environmental Impact nbsp; Interview Jason Clay: More Food, Less Environmental Impact  
Wasted Opportunity nbsp; Voices Wasted Opportunity  
Agriculture Meets Architecture   Agriculture Meets Architecture Can urban farms be fun as well as functional? As interest in producing food in cities grows, so do visions for hybridizing function with… Notable
Climate Change Cuisine? nbsp; Article Climate Change Cuisine?  
Backpack Farms   Backpack Farms Can a ticket to food security fit into a backpack? Creators of the Backpack Farm Agriculture Program think so. A winner at the 2012 Katerva… Notable
The Rotten World of Food Waste nbsp; Infographic The Rotten World of Food Waste  
It’s Time to Rethink America’s Corn System nbsp; Voices It’s Time to Rethink America’s Corn System  
Pursuing the Promise of Perennial Grains nbsp; Article Pursuing the Promise of Perennial Grains  
Fish Farm   Fish Farm According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, nearly half of the fish consumed in the world today come from… Notable
Organic: Right or Wrong Recipe for Food Security? nbsp; Article Organic: Right or Wrong Recipe for Food Security?  
Consider Food Efficiency nbsp; Voices Consider Food Efficiency  
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