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June 14, 2019

 

Unapproved Genetically Modified Wheat Found In US — Again

A wheat strain resistant to the weedkiller glyphosate - more commonly known as Roundup - was found growing wild in the northwestern United States for the fourth time since 2013.

May 31, 2019

 

Ancient Wheat, New Farms, Hot Pizza

Was the ancient grain, Kamut, stolen from King Tut's tomb? Probably not, but Kamut still has an interesting origin story.

May 31, 2019

 

Transcript Of Kamut Story, With Bob Quinn And Liz Carlisle

From King Tut's tomb to Noah's ark, This large-kernel wheat sure has some good stories!

May 3, 2019

 

Alex Chambers Interviews Andrea Wiley And Christa Voirol

From Celiac's disease to gluten sensitivity, to low-carb diets--food scholars talk about what's going on with wheat.

April 22, 2019

 

Can This Breakfast Cereal Help Save The Planet?

Some environmentalists say food production needs a fundamental reboot, with crops that stay rooted in the soil for years, like Kernza, a prairie grass. Even General Mills says it likes the idea.

October 30, 2018

 

5 Major Crops In The Crosshairs Of Climate Change

The plants that nourish us won't disappear entirely. But they may have to move to higher, cooler latitudes. Some places may find it harder to grow anything at all, because there's not enough water.

October 12, 2018

 

From Garden To Classroom, And From Bourbon To Craft Brew

This week we learn about making shakes from the fruit of a school garden, and making beer in the barrels of Kentucky bourbon

October 11, 2018

 

Researchers Fight Malnutrition With Fortified Wheat

A USDA program is developing wheat that draws more nutrients from the soil as it grows to improve global health.

August 24, 2018

 

Whole Wheat: Complete Genome Expected To Spark Research

Unlike corn and soybeans, biotech wheat has never been farmed commercially. This new gene mapping could change that.

August 30, 2017

 

Climate Change Could Cut Output Of Staple Crops

A new study found that staple crops like corn and wheat will likely see negative impacts from rising global temperatures.

April 12, 2017

 

Mill-It-Yourself At Muddy Fork Bakery

Baker Eric Schedler mills five different grains in-house. On the show, we watch the process and then we bake a pie with a kamut pie dough.

March 2, 2017

 

What’s The Environmental Footprint Of A Loaf Of Bread?

New research calculates the greenhouse gas emissions involved in making bread. The vast majority of emissions come from one step in the process: farming.

February 13, 2017

 

A Forgotten Group Of Grains Might Help Indian Farmers

Faced with water shortages, one Indian state is re-introducing drought tolerant millets to people's diets.

February 9, 2017

 

Don’t Call It Wheat: Environmentally Friendly Grain Takes Root

Researchers developed a new wheat-like species called Salish Blue. It grows back year after year, which not only cuts down on work, but helps prevent erosion.

February 9, 2017

 

Farm Income Forecast To Drop For Fourth-Straight Year

The price of foundational crops like corn and wheat have slipped dramatically in recent years, leaving many farmers struggling to break even.

October 7, 2016

 

Not Your Grandmother’s Persimmon Recipes

To be fair, Granny made a mean persimmon pudding, but Daniel Orr's recipe takes it to the next level. Also today, it's Lisa Dorazewski's persimmon donut glaze.

October 3, 2016

 

Low Wheat Prices Mean Lean Times For Wheat Belt Farm Economy

As harvest of winter wheat got underway in June in Kansas, the price began plummeting.

August 26, 2016

 

Bread Grains: The Last Frontier In The Locavore Movement

A small but growing number of bakers, chefs and pasta makers are making their own flour with the age-old method of stone milling.

July 28, 2016

 

Flour Recall Expands As E. Coli Outbreak Claims More Victims

General Mills has recalled an additional 15 million pounds of flour after investigators found a second strain of E. coli in samples.

June 10, 2016

 

No Room At The Bin: Wheat Surpluses Largest Since 1988

Already existing grain surpluses combined with a nearly 30 percent increase this year means farmers are losing money and places to store grain.

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