Food Security

This tiny new grain could save the planet

An aerial view shows a French farmer in his tractor making bales of straw after wheat harvest in his field in Coquelles near Calais, northern France, July 21, 2015. Wheat crops in Western Europe have coped relatively well with dry and sweltering conditions in the past month, keeping the region on course for a large harvest, analysts said. In the European Union's top wheat producer France, where harvesting is in full flow, results so far indicated decent yields, albeit shy of very high potential during spring.   REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol  TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY - PM1EB7L1C8801

Kernza is a distant relative of wheat, but more environmentally friendly. Image: REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol

Douglas Broom
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Worldwide production of grain in 2018/19, by type (in million metric tons) Image: Statista

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How Kernza roots measure up to wheat. Image: The Land Institute
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Kernza has been used to brew beer. Image: Blue Skye Brewery
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