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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: 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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Publication: Yahoo News

Author: Candace Krebs

Any pollinator-friendly field border is better than no border, but it’s important to understand what strengths different plants bring to the mix, according to Ebony Murrell, a crop protection ecologist…

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Publication: Ag Update

Author: Foundation for Food & Agriculture Research

To accelerate the development of perennial crops the Foundation for Food & Agriculture Research is providing about a $1-million grant to the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center. There are thousands…

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Publication: Kansas City Star

Author: Katie Moore

Excerpt from the article featuring Kernza®: Drawn to wheat production in Kansas, General Mills has hosted soil health academies in partnership with the Kansas Department of Health and Environment. At…

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Publication: Washington Post

Author: Daisy Chung, Jessica Wolfrom, Aaron Steckelberg, Jake Crump

Excerpt from the article featuring Kernza® perennial grain: Trade your bubbly for beer made with Kernza. Hardier alternatives may become more prevalent in a warming world. Experiments with perennial grains…

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Publication: Agri-View

Author: Lynn Grooms

There’s promise in ongoing research for Kernza – perennial intermediate wheatgrass trademarked and named by The Land Institute. But it’s also a work in progress. Kernza research was awarded a…

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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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