Transforming Agriculture, Perennially

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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: The Manual

Author: Pat Evans

After almost three years, Patagonia is growing its beer family. The company’s food product line, Patagonia Provisions, has released its second beer, Long Root Wit. The sustainably focused company brews the beer…

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Publication: Gates Notes

Author: Bill Gates

I’m done with cow farts. I’ve written about them several times over the last six months, and I bring them up in polite conversation more than I should. In my defense, I have…

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Publication: Fast Company

Author: Ben Paynter

Here’s a seemingly obvious quote from Bill Gates about how to sustain life on earth: “[A]t the end of the day, people have to eat.” It doesn’t take a genius…

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Publication: City Pages

Author: Beth Dooley

…At a time when headlines about climate are grim, artisan grains are a key to growing a delicious and vibrant local food system. Rye, oats, barley, heritage wheat varieties, and…

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Publication: Lonsdale News Review

Author: Alan Kraus

One downside of our current production of grain crops such as corn, soybeans, wheat, oats and barley is that these crops are annual crops, meaning that they need to be…

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Publication: Nori podcast

Author: Christophe Jospe and Ross Kenyon

To maintain annual agriculture, we wipe out perennial vegetation and effectively destroy everything on the landscape in order to plant crops every year. The negative consequences of this ecological disaster…

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Author: Fred Iutzi and Robert Jensen

Propelled by the energy of progressive legislators elected in the 2018 midterms elections, a “Green New Deal” has become part of the political conversation in the United States, culminating in…

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Publication: Washington Post

Author: Tamar Haspel

As climate change climbs the chart of existential threats, soil is getting a lot of attention. Back when it supported forest or grassland, before we cleared it to grow crops,…

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Publication: Food Tank: The Think Tank for Food

2018 was a great year for Food Tank. We hosted ground-breaking Summits, innovative events, and global discussions about the food system in Senegal, Italy, Russia, and across the United States….

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Publication: The Christian Science Monitor

Author: Story Hinckley & Laurent Belsie

Shovel in hand, Duane Hager heads for his cornfield and digs up a shovelful of dirt, revealing wriggling earthworms. Although a pelting rain has soaked his gray T-shirt in seconds,…

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Publication: Addison Independent

MIDDLEBURY — How do we nourish change in agriculture and culture? Five experts approached the question with a blend of philosophy and science at a recent panel discussion that culminated…

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Publication: The Globe and Mail

Author: Joanne Will

In August, my stepfather, Gord Will, announced that this fall would be his last harvest. At 72, and with each of those years spent on the vast agricultural plains in…

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