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The Crisis in Global Land Use

The Crisis in Global Land Use

Jonathan Foley is the director of the Institute on the Environment at the University of the Minnesota, where he also leads the institute’s Global Landscapes Initiative, which focuses on the nexus of global land use, agriculture and the environment. In his October 5, 2009 article on e360.yale.edu, he talks of the global land use crisis, on par with climate change, and presents some simple, yet profound, solutions to begin addressing this issue.