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Ensia is a magazine showcasing environmental solutions in action. Our mission is to share stories and spark conversations that motivate, empower and inspire people to create a more sustainable future.

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 the U.S. is a social issue, not just an… 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 recently in the journal Agriculture and Human… Notable
Global food security is a moral imperative nbsp; VoicesGlobal food security is a moral imperative  
Does one of the world’s most abundant animals need protection from our appetite? nbsp; FeatureDoes one of the world’s most abundant animals need protection from our appetite?  
How one small change could reduce your food waste nbsp; InfographicHow one small change could reduce your food waste  
Agroecology can help fix our broken food system. Here’s how. nbsp; VoicesAgroecology 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; FeatureCrop 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, according to a new study published in the… Notable
Urban farming is booming, but what does it really yield? nbsp; FeatureUrban farming is booming, but what does it really yield?  
Could traditional plants hold the secret to saving crops from pests? nbsp; FeatureCould traditional plants hold the secret to saving crops from pests?  
Chef Rob Ruiz is on a mission to make seafood more sustainable nbsp; InterviewChef Rob Ruiz is on a mission to make seafood more sustainable  
Grounded: Why soil matters to the health of the planet and us nbsp; InfographicGrounded: Why soil matters to the health of the planet and us  
Can grains of the past help us weather storms of the future? nbsp; ArticleCan 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 Southeast Asia and Latin America, 5 metric tons… 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 this planet by 2050? Perhaps by looking… Notable
To feed the world in 2050 we have to change course nbsp; VoicesTo 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; FeatureWhen it comes to food packaging, what we don’t know could hurt us  
Can Insects Feed A Hungry Planet? nbsp; InfographicCan Insects Feed A Hungry Planet?  
What Climate Change Means for Your Coffee nbsp; VideoWhat 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 agriculture’s hefty environmental footprint… 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 (now and possibly in the future) reduce… Notable
Has Meat Met Its Match? nbsp; FeatureHas 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 wasted or lost, that’s no small task. But… Notable
Getting Beyond Just Wheat, Corn and Rice nbsp; FeatureGetting Beyond Just Wheat, Corn and Rice  
Eat ’Em to Beat ’Em nbsp; ArticleEat ’Em to Beat ’Em  
Time to Take Ownership of the Anthropocene nbsp; VoicesTime 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; VoicesGMOs, Silver Bullets and the Trap of Reductionist Thinking  
How Do You Solve a Problem Like Food Waste? nbsp; FeatureHow Do You Solve a Problem Like Food Waste?  
2014: The Year of Family Farming nbsp; Voices2014: 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; VoicesChanging 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; FeatureBeans With Benefits  
An Organic Farmer and a Geneticist Walk Into a Field nbsp; ArticleAn Organic Farmer and a Geneticist Walk Into a Field  
Why Diet Matters nbsp; VoicesWhy 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; VoicesFood Rethought  
Green Appétit nbsp; ArticleGreen 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; FeatureFacing up to Phosphorus  
Jason Clay: More Food, Less Environmental Impact nbsp; InterviewJason Clay: More Food, Less Environmental Impact  
Wasted Opportunity nbsp; VoicesWasted 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; ArticleClimate 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; InfographicThe Rotten World of Food Waste  
It’s Time to Rethink America’s Corn System nbsp; VoicesIt’s Time to Rethink America’s Corn System  
Pursuing the Promise of Perennial Grains nbsp; ArticlePursuing 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
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