Transforming Agriculture, Perennially

Media Coverage - Page 20

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.

Support the work of The Land Institute today!

Publication: Farm Journal

Author: Nate Birt

The organic grain Kernza could soon come to a field near you thanks to a new arrangement among General Mills, its Cascadian Farm subsidiary and The Land Institute. The sweet- and nutty-tasting grain, a trademarked variety of…

Read More

Publication: The New Food Economy

Author: H. Claire Brown

General Mills announced on Tuesday a commitment to support the commercialization of Kernza, the Land Institute-developed perennial grain. In addition to half a million dollars in research funding for the…

Read More

Publication: Minneapolis Star Tribune

Author: Kristen Leigh Painter

A perennial wheatgrass thought to be better for soil health is getting commercial backing from organic food maker Cascadian Farms and its parent company General Mills. Cascadian Farms, based in…

Read More

Publication: Food Business News

Author: Jeff Gelski

General Mills, Inc. has approved a $500,000 charitable contribution to support research on Kernza, a perennial grain with deep roots that show promise in providing benefits in soil health, carbon…

Read More

Publication: CSR Wire

Author: General Mills

Cascadian Farm, a pioneer in the organic food movement, and parent company General Mills today announced their work with The Land Institute (TLI) to help commercialize organic Kernza®, a perennial grain (intermediate…

Read More

Publication: The Seattle Times

Author: Steve Kanowski, The Associated Press

A sweet, nutty-tasting new grain called Kernza is getting a big boost from food giant General Mills, which is intrigued by the potentially big environmental benefits of the drought-resistant crop…

Read More


Author: Hudson Valley Farm Hub

The Hudson Valley Farm Hub is pleased to announce a partnership with The Land Institute, a Kansas-based non-profit dedicated to researching sustainable agriculture. The Land Institute’s development of Kernza, a distant cousin…

Read More
| ,

Publication: The Growler

Author: Monique Kleinhuizen

There’s a new-ish crop that’s been sprouting hopeful conversation in recent years. Kernza is the name given by Kansas-based The Land Institute to a specific germ line of perennial wheatgrass. Like a long-lost,…

Read More

Publication: The Salina Journal

Author: Harold Campbell

Pheonah Nabukalu, a post-doctoral fellow at The Land Institute, will share her story of overcoming socioeconomic barriers growing up in Uganda to achieve higher education and success in a field…

Read More
| ,

Publication: The Western Producer

Author: Karen Briere

Researchers say commercial perennial crops suitable for prairie production could be available in as little as 15 years. It’s already been about 90 years of work, but the finish line…

Read More

Publication: The Fence Post

Dorn’s research project aims to shed light on the mechanisms underlying some crops’ perennial growth cycles and inform long-standing efforts to perennialize major annual crops like wheat. He also will…

Read More

Publication: The Huffington Post

Author: Joseph Erbentraut

This article is essentially a review of McKay Jenkins’ book, Food Fight: GMOs and the Future of the American Diet, including an interview.  Jenkins is a participant in the Ecospheric Studies…

Read More
Share On: Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Select other ways to share