Wes Jackson and his wife, Dana, are directors of the Land Institute, a research and educational organization near Salina, Kansas, where they are currently breeding seed-producing perennials that could revolutionize world and American agriculture within fifty years.
"An excellent addition to a growing list of books and articles documenting some alarming trends in our ability to produce food. . . . This short but well-documented book deserves broad circulation and public discussion. Its warnings may well be prophecy."-Los Angeles Times * Los Angeles Times * "New Roots for Agriculture is a landmark. . . . It offers a sound, thoroughly documented criticism of the assumptions and the effects of industrial agriculture; for that alone the book would be valuable. But it goes beyond criticism to propose practical remedies."-Wendell Berry -- Wendell Berry