Cascadian Farm™ Works to Advance Climate-Beneficial Foods with Limited-Edition, Small-Batch Honey Toasted Kernza® Cereal
Cascadian Farm™, a pioneer in the organic food movement, is working to advance climate-beneficial foods with the launch of its small-batch, limited-edition Honey Toasted Kernza® cereal.
The brand has released only 6,000 boxes – to receive one, Cascadian Farm is encouraging consumers to join its mission to help advance climate-beneficial foods through its fundraising site – DeeplyRootedForGood.com. All proceeds will benefit The Land Institute to advance further research on Kernza®, a perennial grain (intermediate wheatgrass) and wild relative of annual wheat, whose deep roots show promise to benefit the planet by capturing carbon from the air and storing it in the ground.
“Today’s food system is faced with challenges from resource scarcity to soil health and water quality,” said Dr. Lee DeHaan, lead scientist for the Kernza domestication program at The Land Institute, based in Salina, Kansas. “It is estimated that agriculture contributes to about 30 percent of global greenhouse emissions. It has never been more important – or more urgent – to implement farming practices that are climate-beneficial. Kernza has significant potential to redirect the course of climate change and significantly improve planet health.”