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Kernza® May Mitigate Climate Change

To avoid the worst effects of climate change, we need to try to balance the amount of carbon we cumulatively add with our continued dependence on fossil fuels by increasing how much we take out of the atmosphere. Adele Peters at Fast Company describes in Trees, big fans, and deep-rooted plants: “How to Suck 2 Gigatons of Carbon from the Atmosphere” how deep-rooted perennial grains can join other agricultural and industrial processes to do just that.