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The Land Institute and Aubrey Steit Krug, Director of Ecosphere Studies, are featured in a new episode of the BBC’s program Future Food. The episode “Turning Back the Clock” looks…

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Any pollinator-friendly field border is better than no border, but it’s important to understand what strengths different plants bring to the mix, according to Ebony Murrell, a crop protection ecologist…

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Excerpt from the article featuring Kernza®: Drawn to wheat production in Kansas, General Mills has hosted soil health academies in partnership with the Kansas Department of Health and Environment. At…

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This month will mark a critical juncture in the struggle to avoid climate catastrophe. At the COP26 global climate summit kicking off next week in Glasgow, Scotland, negotiators will be…

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or those who didn’t learn what a perennial grain crop is as a kid, it’s like the grass you see on the side of a road that comes back year…

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Scientists hope a new kind of perennial grain, Kernza, offers a taste of what environmentally-friendly farming could look like. “It’s so different from anything I’ve baked with,” says my baking…

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Is it possible to raise crops that can feed the world yet have little impact on the environment? Rachel Stroer, President of The Land Institute, believes it’s not only possible,…

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Wes Jackson recalls the Topeka farm where he was born, in 1936, as “an agricultural paradise, with an abundance of plants for food, for flower gardens, for beauty.” In that…

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When I’m in environmental circles outside of Kansas, I sometimes meet people who know only one environmentalist from here: Wes Jackson. Wes is the founder of the Land Institute outside…

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Today, there is more carbon dioxide in the atmosphere than at any point in the past 3.6 million years. On April 5, atmospheric carbon dioxide exceeded 420 parts per million—marking nearly the…

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The Land Institute has named Rachel Stroer as the new president of the agriculture research organization. Stroer, the third president of the institute, is the first woman to lead the…

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The Land Institute has named Rachel Stroer as the new president of the agriculture research organization. Stroer, the third president of the institute, is the first woman to lead the…

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