Jonathan Foley (@globalecoguy) describes "The Other Inconvenient Truth: How Agriculture is Changing the Face of Our Planet" in a TEDx talk earlier this year.
A new analysis paper called "Solutions for a Cultivated Planet" has been published at Nature.com from Jonathan Foley and colleagues at the University of Minnesota's Institute on the Environment. The analysis will appear in print in the NATURE issue of Oct. 20.
Nature: Solutions for a Cultivated Planet
PR details from the University of Minnesota:
Foley has written a lay version of the article that will appear in the November issue of Scientific American, and it has also been posted online:
Scientific American: Can We Feed the World and Sustain the Planet?
The new five-step paper is already receiving press reviews:
Justin Gillis at NY Times Green: Deep Thinking About the Future of Food
Andrew Revkin at Dot Earth: A Path Towards Sustaining a Cultivated Planet
Also: The World Food Prize Symposium is being held this week in Des Moines, where these kinds of issues are discussed annually.
Also: The UN Food and Agriculture Organization this week released its annual report indicating that too many people still go to bed hungry, nearly one in seven of us globally, and that increasingly volatile food prices are partly to blame.
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