The Other Inconvenient Truth: How Agriculture is Changing the Face of Our Planet
In this TEDx video, Institute on the Environment director Jonathan Foley offers a striking view of the impact of agriculture on Earth’s landscape and proposes a strategy for creating a future in which we can produce sufficient food while protecting the planet.
Jonathan Foley (©photo Regents of the University of Minnesota)
Jonathan Foley is the director of the Institute on the Environment (IonE) at the University of the Minnesota, where he is a professor and McKnight Presidential Chair in the Department of Ecology, Evolution and Behavior. He also leads the IonE’s Global Landscapes Initiative.
Foley’s work focuses on complex global environmental systems and their interactions with human societies. He and his students have contributed to our understanding of global-scale ecological processes, global patterns of land use, the behavior of the planet’s climate and water cycles, and the sustainability of our biosphere. This work has led him to be a regular advisor to large corporations, NGOs and governments around the world.
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