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Blog Action Day: Perennial Crops, Sustainable Agriculture – A 21st Century Green Revolution

To help celebrate Blog Action Day 2011, I am republishing this article on sustainable agriculture that I originally wrote for Planetsave.com. GlobalWarmingisReal.com applauds the efforts of Blog Action Day to focus attention on the pressing issue of food and sustainable agriculuture When two German scientists figured out how to how to turn atmospheric nitrogen into ammonia, in what is now…

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Sustainable agriculture will depend on perennial strains of wheat

Sustainable Agriculture and Land Institute Founder Wes Jackson’s 50-Year Plan

Wes Jackson is president and founder of the Land Institute in Salina, Kansas. The Land Institute is an agricultural research facility whose purpose is to “develop an agricultural system with the ecological stability of the prairie and a grain yield comparable to that from annual crops.” The key to sustainable agriculture, says Jackson, is a shift away from annual crops…

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