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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: The Nation

Author: Stan Cox

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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Publication: Greenmatters

Author: Andrew Krosofsky

If you haven’t heard about Kernza, don’t feel too bad. This amazing grain was first developed by the scientists at The Land Institute in 2008. Since then, this scientific marvel…

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Publication: China News Service

Author: Li Jiaxian

Local villagers put newly harvested rice into a machine for preliminary sieving in Nansa Village, Hani, Yi and Dai Autonomous County, Yuxi City, Yunnan Province. The yield of Yunda 107, a…

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Publication: Newsy

Author: Lauren Magarino

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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Publication: Sustainable Baker Podcast

Author: Caroline Saunders

The Sustainable Baker is a podcast miniseries exploring how climate change is going to affect the things we love to bake – and how we could bake differently today to…

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Publication: ABC Good Morning America

Author: Whole Foods

What does the future of food and beverage taste like? Don’t think too hard — we already did that for you. We consulted our expert Trends Council, picking their brains…

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Publication: Washington Post

Author: Sarah Kaplan

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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Publication: Science Headliners - Linda Hall Library

Author: Eric Ward

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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Publication: Des Moines Register

Author: Wendy Johnson

If the taxpayers’ money is going to support agriculture, it should support those who provide ecosystem services. I moved back to Iowa to farm with my family in 2010 and…

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Publication: Treehugger

Author: Sami Grover

Kernza, a perennial alternative to wheat, has a lot of potential. “Daddy, you never eat cereal,” said my youngest the other day, surprised to see me stepping away from my…

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Publication: Project Syndicate

Author: Christiana Figueres

The Land Institute is developing new forms of perennial – rather than annual – staple food crops. Instead of having to sow their seeds every year, farmers will be able to harvest…

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Publication: Brewpublic

Author: Brewpublic Staff

Patagonia Provisions, in partnership with Hopworks Urban Brewery (HUB) in Portland, OR, has just released Patagonia Provisions Long Root IPA, a traditional West Coast style IPA made with organic ingredients…

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