In this story from NPR, Jackson points out that we need to fix the world's food problems, and the solution is a resilient food system — which we do not have currently.
Soil that is replanted year after year loses its nutrients (those of you who have read up about Joel Salatin's farm will be familiar with that concept), and that's exactly the problem Jackson's team is trying to combat. They're doing it by cross-breeding perennial native grasses (grasses that come up every year) with wheat, to see if they can develop a plant that needs only be planted once.
Read more over at NPR, and tell us what you think.
(Image: Amber Byfield for Re-Nest.)