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Can Cereal Save the Planet? This Sustainable New Grain May Bowl Over the Industry

By Ellise Pierce, Special Contributor
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Several years ago, Maria Carolina Comings, a General Mills executive who presides over the company's organic brands (Cascadian Farm, Muir Glen and Epic) was approached by a professor with the University of Minnesota's Department of Agronomy and Plant Genetics about a new grain it was researching and developing. It's a grain that held great promise, he said, and could positively impact the environment.

The Future of Food and Farming is Kernza®

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Cascadian Farm invited thought leaders from food, climate change, agriculture and culture to discuss the future of food and farming at the launch of our Deeply Rooted For Good event in San Francisco, California on 04.10.19.

Foodies Learn About Farming’s Future

By Kevin Hunt
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Cascadian Farm’s launch of its limited edition Honey Toasted Kernza cereal drew a curious food-focused crowd to an event in San Francisco.

Attendees sampled the unique cereal, and other products made from Kernza – a perennial grain that shows promise to positively impact climate change and significantly improve planet health.

Cascadian Farm Says This New Cereal Can Help Fight Climate Change

by Amy Brown
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I have an unusual box of cereal in my pantry—the first of a kind, you might say. The manufacturer, organic foods brand Cascadian Farm, claims that kernza, the grain that is the key ingredient in its Honey Toasted Kernza Cereal, helps store carbon, protect water resources and prevent soil erosion. With talk like that, kernza has a lot to answer for. 

Cascadian Farm Works to Advance Climate-Beneficial Foods With Limited-Edition, Small-Batch Honey Toasted Kernza® Cereal

Cascadian Farm invites people to be part of the plot through Deeply Rooted For Good mission campaign to support The Land Institute
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MINNEAPOLIS, April 10, 2019 /3BL Media/ - Cascadian FarmTM, a pioneer in the organic food movement, is working to advance climate-beneficial foods with the launch of its small-batch, limited-edition Honey Toasted Kernza® cereal.

The Ray: 18-mile Stretch of Road Is a Testbed for a "Regenerative Highway Ecosystem"

By Derek Markham
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What will the highways of the near future look like? This road project aims to create "a corridor that reconnects and restores us."

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What will the highways of the near future look like? This road project aims to create "a corridor that reconnects and restores us."

Could Perennial Grains Be the Next Climate-Saving Superstars?

By RP Siegel
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A new cereal grain more than 40 years in the making is finding its way into the marketplace in several forms, including a new product from food giant General Mills. Some believe it carries the promise of a whole new type of staple crop — one that requires minimal plowing, fertilizers or pesticides — that also could become a weapon in the battle against climate change.

Next to a Georgia Highway, This Plant Is Helping Fight Climate Change

By Adele Peters
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This section of highway is a testing ground for more sustainable roadways. One solution: Replace the roadside grass with Kernza, a grain that sequesters more carbon and doesn’t require mowing or replanting.

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This section of highway is a testing ground for more sustainable roadways. One solution: Replace the roadside grass with Kernza, a grain that sequesters more carbon and doesn’t require mowing or replanting.

Seeding New Landscapes: The Kernza Story

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Kernza is one of only a handful of new grain crops introduced in the last several thousand years.

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