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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: Manitoba Co-Operator

Author: Geralyn Wichers

Early boosters were voices on the fringe: Today, perennial crops are sought by researchers worldwide — including Manitoba. In the early days of kernza — a perennial grain crop related…

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Publication: 1A

Author: Kathryn Fink

Deeply Rooted: Is regenerative agriculture the solution to climate change? The planet is on track to reach a critical temperature limit by 2040, according to a recent report from the…

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Publication: Farm to Table Talk

Author: Rodger Wasson

Plans, Plants and Planet – Tim Crews Listen to a podcast about how food can have a positive impact on the land and our communities. “But our planet is in…

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Publication: The Guardian

Author: George Monbiot

Read a selection from the new article in The Guardian by author George Monbiot that features the work of The Land Institute: But if we can discover how to mediate and…

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Publication: Salina Journal

Author: Charles Rankin

Local Salina beekeeping business AJ Honey Farms, run by husband and wife Allen and Judy Stovall, have built a business that not only offers locally-produced raw silflower (silphium) honey but…

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Publication: Food & Environment Reporting Network

Author: Rachel Yang

In Hot Farm, a new podcast from the Food & Environment Reporting Network, travels across the Midwest, talking to farmers about what they are doing, or could be doing, to…

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Publication: BBC

The Land Institute and Aubrey Steit Krug, Director of Ecosphere Studies, are featured in a new episode of the BBC’s program Future Food. The episode “Turning Back the Clock” looks…

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Publication: Martha Stewart

Author: Devorah Lev-Tov

As our world continues to hurtle toward a more uncertain future thanks to climate change, farmers and consumers keep searching for more sustainable food options. One product showing some hope?…

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Publication: Independent UK

Author: Louise Boyle

Excerpt from article featuring The Land Institute: Suzan Erem, 58, farmer and executive director of the Sustainable Iowa Land Trust Iowa “I transplanted here in the 1980s to go to…

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Publication: Spudman

Author: Florida Fruit & Vegetable Association

While the global health pandemic had a devastating impact on international trade in 2020, there may be a silver lining. For the first time, policymakers now view the agriculture industry…

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Publication: Politico

Author: Ximena Bustillo

The climate boom: Consumer packaged goods companies are turning to climate claims to appeal to millennial and Gen Z consumers who are very concerned about environmental impact (and let’s not…

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Publication: The Journal

Author: Fritz Busch

NEW ULM — It’s a new type of grain that grows differently than traditional grain. It looks like wheat but it’s not. Belle Plaine certified organic farmer Ben Penner spoke…

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