Transforming Agriculture, Perennially

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Fred Iutzi is Working to Develop Kernza, a Sustainable Perennial Grain That Could Feed a Growing World Population

Publication: Nation's Restaurant News

Author: Bret Thorn


He was referring to the fact that all the grains we grow and eat, which make up most of the calories we consume, are annual plants. We need to replant them each year, and each time we do that we lose a little topsoil. Over time, the land becomes useless, people go hungry and civilizations crumble — some people theorize that soil erosion was a contributing factor to the fall of the Roman Empire.


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