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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
OPINION: To feed the world in 2050 we have to change course nbsp; Voices OPINION: 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
From insect larvae to vat burgers, alternatives to conventional meats are emerging around the world nbsp; Feature From insect larvae to vat burgers, alternatives to conventional meats are emerging around 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… Notable
Banned in Europe, safe in the U.S. nbsp; Feature Banned in Europe, safe in the U.S.  
Getting beyond wheat, corn and rice nbsp; Feature Getting beyond wheat, corn and rice  
Eat ’Em to Beat ’Em nbsp; Article Eat ’Em to Beat ’Em  
OPINION: Time to Take Ownership of the Anthropocene nbsp; Voices OPINION: 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… Notable
OPINION: GMOs, Silver Bullets and the Trap of Reductionist Thinking nbsp; Voices OPINION: 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?  
OPINION: 2014: The Year of Family Farming nbsp; Voices OPINION: 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… Notable
OPINION: Changing the Global Food Narrative nbsp; Voices OPINION: Changing the Global Food Narrative  
Dating Game   Dating Game Nine out of 10 Americans discard food unnecessarily thanks to a nonuniform labeling system that… 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 …  
OPINION: Your diet matters to our planet – here’s why nbsp; Voices OPINION: Your diet matters to our planet – here’s why  
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… Notable
OPINION: Food Rethought nbsp; Voices OPINION: 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… 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  
OPINION: Wasted Opportunity nbsp; Voices OPINION: 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… 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… Notable
How much food do we really waste? You’d be surprised. nbsp; Infographic How much food do we really waste? You’d be surprised.  
OPINION: It’s Time to Rethink America’s Corn System nbsp; Voices OPINION: 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… Notable
Organic: Right or Wrong Recipe for Food Security? nbsp; Article Organic: Right or Wrong Recipe for Food Security?  
OPINION: Shifting diets away from beef would have many environmental benefits nbsp; Voices OPINION: Shifting diets away from beef would have many environmental benefits  
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