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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: Smithsonian Magazine

Author: Sarah Kuta

Smithsonian Magazine recently covered breakthrough research on perennial rice. These plants that grow back year after year show promise, but they are not a silver bullet. Today’s rice farmers must…

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Publication: Harvest Public Media and the Kansas News Service

Author: Elizabeth Rembert, David Condos and Xcaret Nuñez

Think of this year’s drought as a sort of dress rehearsal to consider the drier, hotter future that scientists predict climate change has in store. Long-lasting droughts could alter the…

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Publication: Bloomberg News

Author: Akshat Rathi and Oscar Boyd

The Land Institute’s work on perennial grains was recently featured in an interview the George Monbiot on the Bloomberg News podcast Zero with Akshat Rathi. “Agriculture is the worst thing…

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Publication: Mittelbadische Presse

German newspaper Mittelbadische Presse interviewed researcher Frank Rasche from the Institute for Tropical Agricultural Sciences at the University of Hohenheim. The professor has been researching Kernza perennial grain for a number…

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Publication: Colorado Sun

Author: Chris Outcalt

A new article from the Colorado Sun reports on a novel research collaboration in the Colorado River Basin with farmers, Colorado State University, The Nature Conservancy, Trout Unlimted, and The Land Institute…

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Publication: NPR

Author: Dan Charles

Perennial rice at NPR A new article from NPR discusses new groundbreaking research success on Perennial Rice. Thousands of farmers in China have started to grow a remarkable new version…

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Publication: La France Agricole

Since 2020, 25 farmers in France, accompanied by a research team, have been experimenting with this crop to study its adaptation to different contexts. Developed in the United States in…

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Publication: DW News

Author: Tamsin Walker

The war in Ukraine has highlighted our dependence, not only on Russian fossil fuels, but the massive wheat harvests that flow from the region. Russia and Ukraine are the world’s first…

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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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