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Perennial wheat is an ecologist’s dream.

A new perennial wheat builds healthy soil and tastes good

The grain was Kernza, a new breed of wheat. Unlike the usual varieties, it is perennial, which means it grows back in subsequent years rather than being sown each spring. That matters because over time, the plant develops a deep, dense root system that helps to build healthy soil and to keep carbon in the soil, a counter to climate change.

July 12, 2017 - 14:45