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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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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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The Boris Mints Institute at Tel-Aviv University celebrates the synergy between research and practice, through its researchers and the winners of the 2020 Curt Bergfors Food Planet Prize, in a…

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In this final episode of the first season of “Podcast from the Prairie,” Wes Jackson and Robert Jensen reverse roles. Jackson asks the questions about Jensen’s new book, The Restless and Relentless…

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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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In this penultimate episode of the first season of “Podcast from the Prairie,” Wes Jackson and Robert Jensen discuss Jackson’s new book, Hogs Are Up: Stories of the Land, with Digressions. The…

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In this episode of “Podcast from the Prairie,” Wes Jackson and Robert Jensen discuss the creativity of both humans and the larger living world. In addition to finding expression in art, human creativity also…

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Shiloh Maples, an educator and community organizer of Ojibwe and Oglala descent, works with Anishinaabe peoples in Detroit to strengthen urban food sovereignty. Maples’ growers asked for access to culturally…

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