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We Asked Farmers Why Pop Stars Keep Running Through Fields of Crops
Wheat's going on? ;-)
Ancient Wheat Could Save Us from Another Irish Potato Famine
“Diversity in grains is key for a sustainable food future,” says scientist Abi Glencross, who wants more people to eat older, genetically diverse crops. “Look at the Irish Potato Famine. That’s a prime example of a severe lack of diversity."
This New Super Crop Could Change the Way We Grow Wheat
British researchers claim the new GM wheat crop can photosynthesise more efficiently to produce higher yields.
Why Half of the World’s Crops Could Be Wiped Out by 2100
“Our relatively rosy view that climate may not be a major threat on global production is looking increasing like wishful thinking.”
Think You Know Wheat? Think Again
The flavour, texture, and overall complexity of heirloom wheat flours are staggering compared to conventional ones. Why aren't we eating more local varieties?
All Aboard the Ship Sailing Near-Extinct Grains From Oslo to Istanbul
Norway-based art collective Futurefarmers has commandeered a former rescue boat to transport ancient grains from Oslo to Istanbul. “We’re using the seeds as a way to talk about challenges within the food system,” says Amy Franceschini, one of the...
A New Study Suggests That Your 'Gluten Sensitivity' May Be More Than a Trendy, Made-Up Illness
Gluten-free is back, baby!
Wheat As a Weapon of War in Syria
How the Syrian regime, rebels, jihadists, and NGOs are fighting for control of of the country's most powerful resource.
How Wall Street Gives Us Our Daily Bread
I spoke to food writer Fred Kaufman about how the larger financial forces that control our food prices work, and why they exist.
The UK’s Most Widely Used Weed Killer Could Be Making Bread Toxic
In July, the UK’s Soil Association called for a ban on the use of glyphosate on wheat, a herbicide used by non-organic farmers to control weeds, saying that it could be carcinogenic.
Gluten-Free Onion Rings
The perfect, crispy side to go with burgers.