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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. 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: CSA News - American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, and Soil Science Society of America

Author: Evan Lubofsky

It’s early spring, and among a series of brown and barren crop fields, one field stands out. It’s covered with a stand of lush green grass. It’s a sight to…

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Publication: Big Ten Network

Land Institute partners in Minnesota are working with Kernza® and helping advance agriculture toward perennial grain polycultures. Check out this exciting project, just one example of The Land Institute’s global…

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Publication: NPR.org

Author: Alistair Bland

If you want to feel virtuous the next time you chug a brewski, consider the Long Root Ale. This new beer, mildly fragrant and with a rye-like spiciness, is the…

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Publication: munchies.vice.com

Author: Tom Perkins

The formula that American farmers employ to sustain the foundation of the nation’s food system is simple and time-honored—plow then plant, and in three months, harvest and sell. Milk flows,…

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Publication: WAAY TV | Huntsville, AL

Author: Travis Leder

Scientists at Huntsville’s HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology are exploring the uses of a certain wheatgrass which is becoming an increasingly popular alternative source for breadmaking and brewing beer. “This intermediate…

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Publication: KWMU, St. Louis Public Radio

Author: Eli Chen

Some scientists dream of a future in which people can add sorghum, intermediate wheatgrass and other currently wild perennial plants to their diet. In St. Louis, researchers at the Missouri Botanical…

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Publication: Business Insider

Author: Leanna Garfield

Patagonia’s latest product isn’t a winter coat or pair of boots, but its first-ever line of beer. Unlike standard brews, the new beer is the first to be made with Kernza, a breed…

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Publication: takepart.com

Author: Willy Blackmore

Patagonia Provisions’ Long Root Ale is the first commercial product ever made with the perennial grain kernza. Much of what remains of the once vast American prairie can be found…

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Publication: grindtv.com

Author: Johnie Gall

A cooler full of beer is practically a staple of a good day of climbing or mountain biking. Now, that cooler can be stocked a little more responsibly. … full…

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Publication: Civil Eats

Author: Cat Wolinski

A new beer from Patagonia Provisions and Hopworks Urban Brewery is made with Kernza, a perennial grain designed to save water, protect soil, and absorb carbon. Long Root Ale, a…

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Publication: Outside Magazine

Author: AC Shilton

Patagonia wants to change our food supply, starting with a brew that features a unique, sustainable new grain Patagonia has already mastered the puffy and successfully launched a line of sustainable…

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Publication: Bloomberg Businessweek

Author: Bradford Wieners

Executives at the outdoor apparel company are sick and tired of Big Food’s greenwashing. Yvon Chouinard, the short, bluff, fatalistic founder of Patagonia, the company renowned for its pricey parkas,…

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