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Early boosters were voices on the fringe: Today, perennial crops are sought by researchers worldwide — including Manitoba. In the early days of kernza — a perennial grain crop related…

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Deeply Rooted: Is regenerative agriculture the solution to climate change? The planet is on track to reach a critical temperature limit by 2040, according to a recent report from the…

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Plans, Plants and Planet – Tim Crews Listen to a podcast about how food can have a positive impact on the land and our communities. “But our planet is in…

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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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