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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.

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Publication: PBS News Hour Weekend

Author: Megan Thompson

Scientists in Minnesota and Kansas are developing a grain called Kernza, which, unlike most of our food crops, is a perennial plant with a whole host of environmental benefits. While…

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Publication: PBS News Hour

Author: Megan Thompson, Melanie Saltzman, Beth Dooley

During a recent visit to the Birchwood Cafe in Minneapolis, chef and author Beth Dooley showed PBS NewsHour Weekend how to cook Kernza pancakes. The cafe, a local institution known…

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Publication: Pipestone County Star

Author: Debra Fitzgerald

Laura DeBeer found herself doing some unusual but welcome things during mid-October. First, the Minnesota Department of Health (DOH) came to Pipestone County specifically to film DeBeer doing her job….

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Publication: Bluff Country Newspaper Group

Author: Gretchen Mensink Lovejoy

City officials are finding that perennial crop cover wheatgrass may just be the way to improve water quality in Chatfield. “We have nitrate levels of 0.4 to 0, and it’s…

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Publication: UM Today News

Author: Crystal Jorgenson

From the Government of Manitoba news release: 2018 Manitoba Excellence in Sustainability Award – Innovation and Research for Sustainability Dr. Doug Cattani has engaged in developing major research advancements on intermediate…

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Publication: The Farmer's Exchange

Author: Brook Wilke

Intermediate wheatgrass (Thinopyrum Intermedium) is a perennial cool-season grass that was introduced to the United States in the early 1900s, and has been used as a forage grass (pastures and…

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Publication: Mountain Town News

Author: Allen Best

SALINA, Kan. — Bill  McKibben didn’t always make a habit of getting arrested. He was a wunderkind, a Harvard graduate who became a staff writer at the New Yorker at…

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Publication: Williston Herald

Author: Renée Jean

There is just one food-grade Kernza line in the United States presently, and it just so happens to be from a facility in North Dakota. Healthy Food Ingredients, which specializes…

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Publication: Bake Magazine

Author: John Unrein

Walking through an established field of mature plants, the perennial wheat grass Kernza® stands about chest high above the soil. The roots can extend 10 feet or more beneath the…

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Publication: KEYC 12

Author: Alison Durheim

ST. PETER, Minn. (KEYC) — A new intermediate wheat grass, a first of its kind perennial crop, that’s been in the works for decades is hitting the soil and is…

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Publication: Salina Journal

Author: Charles Rankin

Salina-based artist Rena Detrixhe spent Friday creating a “Red Dirt Rug” that embodies the history of humanity’s relationship with the nature of a certain state. Detrixhe imprinted the rug on…

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Publication: Eating Well

Author: Sophie Egan

EatingWell sat down with nine trend whisperers—from nutrition and agriculture experts to lab-grown-meat gurus and microbiome researchers—to find out what transformative technologies, policies and products will define the next decade…

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