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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: Organic Authority

Author: Emily Monaco

Lee DeHaan is a plant geneticist at The Land Institute, where he is developing perennial wheatgrass Kernza. Thus far in his work, he has always worked with traditional plant breeding to achieve…

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Publication: Salina Journal

Author: Tim Unruh

Part of a big idea hatched decades ago at The Land Institute continues a slow-but-significant evolution. Leaders are far from shouting their discoveries from the hilltops of eastern Saline County,…

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Publication: New York Times

Author: Paul Greenberg

In 1953, not long before President Dwight Eisenhower suffered a heart attack in office, the social scientist Leland Allbaugh published “Crete: A Case Study of an Underdeveloped Area.” The landmark…

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Publication: Nation's Restaurant News

Author: Bret Thorn

“The problem that agriculture has faced for 10,000 years is it started with the wrong hardware,” said Fred Iutzi, president of The Land Institute, a research organization in Salina, Kan….

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Publication: Feast Magazine

Author: Liz Miller

The potential footprint of Kernza is indeed dramatically different than that of domesticated wheat. The Land Institute in Salina, Kansas, thinks Kernza and plants like it could be one possible…

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Publication: University of Wisconsin News

Author: David Tenenbaum

On a splendid May day, Valentin Picasso is visiting tests of a crop called kernza at the Arlington Agricultural Experimental Station north of Madison. As a perennial, kernza must survive…

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Publication: Food Tank

Transitioning to more sustainable forms of agriculture remains critical, as many current agriculture practices have serious consequences including deforestation and soil degradation. But despite agriculture’s enormous potential to hurt the…

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Publication: Yale Environment 360

Author: Mark Shapiro

When a team of researchers set loose a buzzing horde of Hessian flies on 20,000 seedlings in a Kansas greenhouse, they made a discovery that continues to ripple from Midwestern…

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Publication: Cowra Guardian

Kernza®, a perennial grain developed by the US The Land Institute, is another success story from the study and is now commercially available in a staged US release to a…

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Publication: BYU Radio: Thinking Aloud

Author: Marcus Smith

Aubrey Streit Krug from The Land Institute in Salina, Kansas talks about the ground—soil, plants, roots—and the practical and metaphorical dimensions of its role in preserving a human future. Listen…

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Publication: Climate Crocks

Author: Peter Sinclair

Move over, Quinoa. Agriculture is responsible for 70 percent of global freshwater consumption, in large part due to our prevailing agricultural model based on monoculture of annual crops. This strategy requires annual…

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Publication: Ensia

Author: Hillary Rosner

Many strategies aimed at mitigating global warming involve huge shifts in human behavior: stop burning coal for electricity, stop driving gas-powered cars, stop destroying rainforests. These are all necessary — and all involve…

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