Climate-friendly perennial grain Kernza gets major new support—from your Cheerios
General Mills announced on Tuesday a commitment to support the commercialization of Kernza, the Land Institute-developed perennial grain. In addition to half a million dollars in research funding for the grain’s continued development, the company has committed to buying some of the grain for its Cascadian Farm brand.
In case you’ve missed it, Kernza has been making waves (of grain) for a while now. We first heard of it being used in the bread at Perennial, a restaurant Bon Appetit called “maybe the most sustainable restaurant in America,” which we covered back in June. And on October 1, the grain popped up again in a beer released by Patagonia Provisions, which is now available in select Whole Foods stores.