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Perennial grains: for beer, bread and the fight against climate change

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Jake Christie for Great Lakes Echo
(Minnesota News Connection) After 10,000 years of domestication, farming and its popularity for use in bread and beer, wheat could have some competition.

Scientists call it Thinopyrum intermedium. Growers call it Kernza.

One of its biggest advantages? It's perennial. Perennial crops require less tilling and fertilizer, and grow back year after year.