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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 Brooklyn Rail

Author: Max Ajl

Is it weird that it would be the pen of a plant breeder who specializes in perennial sorghum, Stan Cox of The Land Institute, that would give us the most…

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Publication: Michael Fields Agricultural Institute

Author: Press Release

MFAI is the recipient of a $250,000 grant from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture’s Sustainable Agricultural Systems (SAS) program for perennial crop development efforts (see USDA’s announcement…

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Publication: The Hill

Author: Stan Cox

This summer, America will be hemmed in by a climate emergency on one hand and a continuing deadly pandemic on the other. Meanwhile, humming away in the background, aggravating our plight, will be…

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Publication: What’s New in Food Technology & Manufacturing

The University of Minnesota has released a food-grade wheatgrass variety for public use, enabling the crop to be grown as human food. Wheatgrass contains beneficial nutrients but has historically been used as…

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Publication: SciTech Daily

Author: American Society of Agronomy

Wheatgrass is packed with beneficial nutrients, which makes the crop a popular superfood. And now, more farmers will have access to growing this beneficial crop. Historically, wheatgrass has been used…

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Publication: Republished in Resilience from YES! Magazine

Author: Robert Jensen

When it comes to a just transition, it’s going to take a radical reimaging not only of our economy but also of our culture and the shape of our social…

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Publication: Phys.org

Author: Emily Matzke

Wheatgrass is packed with beneficial nutrients, which makes the crop a popular superfood. And now, more farmers will have access to growing this beneficial crop. Historically, wheatgrass has been used…

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Publication: Yes!

Author: Breanna Draxler

When analyzing the Green New Deal, author and plant scientist Stan Cox says it has two distinct parts: “The ‘new deal’ part is pretty good, with its provisions for job and…

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Publication: Bake

Author: John Unrein

Bakery owner Doug Michael of Columbia County Bread & Granola vividly recalls the summer of 2009, when he built a pushcart and baked about 20 loaves of sprouted grain bread…

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Publication: How Stuff Works

Author: Patrick J. Kiger

The development of agriculture has been essential to the rise of civilization. But in the 21st century, the ever-increasing need of Earth’s growing population for food is one of the factors…

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Publication: Minneinno

Author: Maddy Kennedy

Minneapolis is Mill City for a reason – the town was built on flour fortunes. But the crop that supported this city in the past might not provide the same benefits…

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Publication: Cornell Chronicle

Author: Krishna Ramanujan

A Cornell researcher is part of a multi-institution team helping upstate New York organic farmers grow and increase profitability of perennial grain crops, which can be planted once and will…

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