To feed the world without further damaging the planet, Jeffrey Sachs and 24 food-system experts call for a global data collection and dissemination network to track the myriad impacts of different farming practices.

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  1. Jeffrey Sachs is director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University and special adviser to UN secretary-general Ban Ki-moon.

    • Jeffrey Sachs
  2. Roseline Remans is at the Earth Institute, Columbia University, and Leuven Sustainable Earth, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven.

    • Roseline Remans
  3. Sean Smukler is at the Earth Institute, Columbia University.

    • Sean Smukler
  4. Leigh Winowiecki is at the Earth Institute, Columbia University.

    • Leigh Winowiecki
  5. Sandy J. Andelman is at Tropical Ecology Assessment & Monitoring Network, Conservation International.

    • Sandy J. Andelman
  6. Kenneth G. Cassman is in the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture, University of Nebraska–Lincoln.

    • Kenneth G. Cassman
  7. David Castle is in the Faculty of Arts and Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa.

    • David Castle
  8. Ruth DeFries is in the Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental Biology, Columbia University.

    • Ruth DeFries
  9. Glenn Denning is at the School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University.

    • Glenn Denning
  10. Jessica Fanzo is at Bioversity International, Rome, Italy.

    • Jessica Fanzo
  11. Louise E. Jackson is in the Department of Land, Air and Water Resources, University of California, Davis.

    • Louise E. Jackson
  12. Rik Leemans is in the Environmental System Analysis Group, Wageningen University.

    • Rik Leemans
  13. Johannes Lehmann is in the Department of Crop and Soil Sciences, Cornell University.

    • Johannes Lehmann
  14. Jeffrey C. Milder is at EcoAgriculture Partners, Washington DC.

    • Jeffrey C. Milder
  15. Shahid Naeem is in the Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental Biology, Columbia University.

    • Shahid Naeem
  16. Generose Nziguheba is at the Earth Institute, Columbia University.

    • Generose Nziguheba
  17. Cheryl A. Palm is at the Earth Institute, Columbia University.

    • Cheryl A. Palm
  18. Prabhu L. Pingali is at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Seattle, Washington.

    • Prabhu L. Pingali
  19. John P. Reganold is in the Department of Crop and Soil Sciences, Washington State University.

    • John P. Reganold
  20. Daniel D. Richter is in the Environmental Sciences and Policy Division, Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University.

    • Daniel D. Richter
  21. Sara J. Scherr is at EcoAgriculture Partners.

    • Sara J. Scherr
  22. Jason Sircely is in the Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental Biology, Columbia University.

    • Jason Sircely
  23. Clare Sullivan is at the Earth Institute, Columbia University.

    • Clare Sullivan
  24. Thomas P. Tomich is at the Agricultural Sustainability Institute, University of California, Davis.

    • Thomas P. Tomich
  25. Pedro A. Sanchez is at the Earth Institute, Columbia University.

    • Pedro A. Sanchez

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