Transforming Agriculture, Perennially

Media Coverage - Page 9

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: Moyers & Company, PBS

Author: Bill Moyers

In a rare television interview, environmental legend and writer Wendell Berry leaves his Kentucky farm for an inspiring conversation on a recent episode of Moyers and Company on PBS.

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Author: The Land Institute

The Land Institute’s work in developing perennial grain sorghum has attracted two grants totaling more than $650,000, allowing the addition of a researcher and technician to the staff and giving…

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Author: Wes Jackson

Wes Jackson was one of three individuals to receive University of Kansas honorary degrees for exceptional contributions to society (the other two being Karole Armitage and Wendell Castle). The honor…

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Publication: Yes! Magazine

Author: Ken Meter

Wes Jackson, founder of The Land Institute, has been named one of the “YES! Breakthrough 15” a group of people who are “tuned in to the deepest needs of our…

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Publication: Al Jazeera English;

Author: Stan Cox

Stan Cox authored this opionion piece on Late last year, the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) released a hair-raising report on the state of the world’s soil…

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Publication: Edible Grand Traverse Magazine

Author: Stephanie Mills

This article about Wes Jackson and the work of The Land Institute appears in the winter 2011 issue of Edible Grand Traverse magazine. Full Article.

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Publication: Al Jazeera English

Author: Stan Cox

With the Earth’s cropland quickly eroding, a shift to perennials is needed for a sustainable food supply. Full Article

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Publication: National Geographic

We are grateful for National Geographic’s attention to perennial grains. The Land Institute’s mission is challenging, as is the task of explaining it. Our research aims to bring the processes…

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Publication: The Atlantic

Author: Emily Quanbeck

The Atlantic published “A Conversation with Wes Jackson,” in their popular feature “Nine and a Half Questions.” Ranging from what innovation he considers to have the most significant impact on…

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Publication: Wired Magazine

Author: Thomas Hayden

Wired Magazine interviewed Wes Jackson for its March 2011 issue — an article titled “Inside the Mad Science of 7 Renegade Researchers.” Full Article

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Publication: USDA Blog

Author: Agriculture Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan

Agriculture Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan discusses the potential of perennial grains, mentioning Wes Jackson and The Land Institute, among other researchers and Institutions. There is also a photograph of her…

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Publication: KCPT, Kansas Cty Public Television's "The Local Show"

The Land Institute in Salina, Kansas is looking to revolutionize the agriculture industry by developing perennial crops with the same or greater yield than current systems. Here is a look…

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