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Media Coverage

Over the years, The Land Institute has been recognized in popular media coverage as a thought leader on a wide range of issues including agriculture, sustainability, culture, and more.  More recently our perennial crop breeding and ecological intensification research are garnering coverage, and the newly formed ecosphere studies program is attracting attention.  Feel free to peruse this chronological list of articles, or review the articles on a specific topic using the category filters.

If you’re looking for a list of Land Institute researchers’ articles in scholarly journals, visit our Scientific Publications page.

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Publication: Resilience.org

Author: Bill Vitek

Ecosphere Studies partner, Bill Vitek, creator of the Pandemic Armchair Philosophy Blog, writes that it “…was born in the early months of the Covid-19 pandemic, and is designed to demonstrate…

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Publication: Great.com

Author: Emil Ekvardt

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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Publication: Resilience

Author: Wes Jackson and Bob Jensen

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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Publication: US Nature4Climate blog

Author: Nathan Henry

Think about the foods and beverages you consume every day.  Perhaps you start the morning off with a bowl of cereal, have a sandwich or salad for lunch and a…

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Publication: Resilience

Author: Wes Jackson, Robert Jensen

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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Publication: California Ag Today

Author: Tim Hammerich

University of California Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program is part of a recently awarded $10 million grant from USDA focusing on the adoption of a perennial grain, Kernza®. The…

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Publication: Oilprice.com

Author: Tsvetana Paraskova

Carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS) technology is being hailed as an indispensable part of the energy transition. Net-zero emissions “will be virtually impossible without CCUS,” says the International Energy Agency (IEA), while…

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Publication: Life & Thyme

Author: Julie Kunen

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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Publication: Capital Press

Author: Matthew Weaver

Minnesota researchers are working to boost the yields of perennial intermediate wheatgrass, a forage crop. James Anderson, a project leader and professor at the University of Minnesota, calls it a…

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Publication: The Topeka Capital-Journal

Author: Aubrey Streit Krug

As 2020 comes to a close, many of us are staying safely at home and finding respite in our kitchens. The loaves of sourdough and banana bread that were so…

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Publication: Salina Journal

Author: Jean Kozubowski

New Roots {International}, NRI, is receiving $1 million in seed money. The new Land Institute program received one of the first four $1 million Food Planet Prizes from the Curt…

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Publication: MinnPost

Author: Jim VanDerPol

An opportunity came along last summer to do some good for the Earth and at the same time engage in a form of distraction late in my working life. Owners…

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