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Americans have had a lot to drink about lately. From the pandemic and the election to the ongoing battle for racial justice, and, at long last, the onset of #vaccinatedgirlsummer, it’s…

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The food system accounts for more than one-third of global greenhouse gas emissions, according to a recent study published in Nature Food. But with every meal, consumers have the opportunity to make…

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Several summers ago, while on a family vacation to Ireland, I tried to buy soda bread, but could find none. I searched tea houses, bakeries and pubs and was offered…

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Emil Ekvardt from Great.com interviewed The Land Institute as part of their ‘Great.com Talks With…’ podcast. This series is an antidote to negative news stories that aims to shed light…

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Think about the foods and beverages you consume every day.  Perhaps you start the morning off with a bowl of cereal, have a sandwich or salad for lunch and a…

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University of California Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program is part of a recently awarded $10 million grant from USDA focusing on the adoption of a perennial grain, Kernza®. The…

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Minnesota researchers are working to boost the yields of perennial intermediate wheatgrass, a forage crop. James Anderson, a project leader and professor at the University of Minnesota, calls it a…

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As 2020 comes to a close, many of us are staying safely at home and finding respite in our kitchens. The loaves of sourdough and banana bread that were so…

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I was excited to read that intermediate wheatgrass is now approved for human use in the U.S. This report is featured in the New Seed Variety Guide for 2021 put…

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As part of its mission of sustainability in agriculture, the University of California Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program (UC SAREP) is interested in crops that hold environmental and economic…

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A new study is looking at intermediate wheatgrass’s potential to be both cash crop and quality forage in the same year. Intermediate wheatgrass is a perennial grain sometimes known by…

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EPISODE NOTES We’re talking Rusty Butz, Kernza bread, and peas in your mac n’ cheese. This episode is an exploration of Indigenous farming practices, ancient grains, and how regenerative farming…

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