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Future of Food: GLI/IonE nabs cover of National Geographic!

Jonathan Foley’s article, “A Five-Step Plan to Feed the World,” was released online in National Geographic this week, with print edition arriving in mailboxes and on newsstands soon.

©2014 National Geographic 

©2014 National Geographic

The May issue of the magazine (pictured above) kicks off an eight-month series on food.  Content from the magazine as well as online-exclusive extras will be aggregated at the new website

GLI Reading List – March 2014

These are the stories that got us talking this month:

Jonathan Foley Receives Heinz Award in the Environment

February 25, 2014Emily DombeckFeaturedComments Off

Foley headshot verticalJonathan Foley, director of the Institute on the Environment at the University of Minnesota, has been named recipient of the Heinz Award in the Environment.

Please see the news release at UMNews for more details.

GLI Publication: Eating on an interconnected planet

January 3, 2014Emily DombeckGLI PublicationComments Off

Graham MacDonald, GLI Postdoctoral Research Scholar, just had a Perspective piece published in the most recent issue of Environmental Research Letters.

- Environ. Res. Lett., 2013

GLI in the Media: The Flow of Nitrogen

April 24, 2013Emily DombeckGLI in the MediaComments Off


GLI in National Geographic

IonE’s Global Landscapes Initiative played a role in a May 2013 National Geographic feature story on fertilizer and agriculture. GLI research provided the data used to create an infographic on excess nitrogen in croplands that accompanied the article.

The Global Landscapes Initiative is administered by the University of Minnesota's Institute on the Environment.

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