Louise Fresco shows us why we should celebrate mass-produced, supermarket-style white bread. She says environmentally sound mass production will feed the world, yet leave a role for small bakeries and traditional methods.
Henry I. Miller has another great column at Forbes.com.
Time.com Posted by Krista Mahr January 31, 2011 http://ecocentric.blogs.time.com It's impossible to say what exactly the next few days will bring in Egypt, both for the protestors and for the government. It seems clear that the days of the administration of President Hosni Murbarak — at least in its present incarnation — are numbered, and [...]
The Land (Australia) GREGOR HEARD November 5, 2010 http://theland.farmonline.com.au POWERFUL environmental lobby group Greenpeace has launched a full scale offensive against Australian conducting trials into genetically modified (GM) wheat. It launched its ‘Spliced Bread – The Threat Of Genetically Engineered Wheat In Australia’ report last week, with a range of celebrity chefs and scientists [...]
Des Moines Register By Philip Brasher June 16, 2010 www.desmoinesregister.com Washington, D.C. – This year’s World Food Prize will go to an ex-economist who mobilizes church goers to lobby for anti-hunger programs and a former state government executive whose fundraising and business prowess turned Heifer International into a global leader in agricultural aid. David Beckmann, [...]
Truth About Trade & Technology (TATT) congratulates David Beckmann of Bread for the World and Jo Luck of Heifer International. They were announced today as the 2010 World Food Prize Laureates at a ceremony held at the U.S. State Department in Washington, D.C. The statement from the World Food Prize announcement reads: “David Beckmann and [...]
The Associated PressU.S. government scientists are trying to bake a better bread one that will provide the kind of reliable, consistent quality that commercial bakers yearn for and they are using biotechnology to do it. For two years researchers planted and harvested genetically modified wheat on small plots in Idaho and California and now, for [...]
Nature.comBy re-enacting an evolutionary event that happened to wheat thousands of years ago, researchers are producing new plant varieties that could save lives in regions where drought causes food shortages. Bread wheat (Triticum aestivum), a staple food for millions of people around the world, is the product of two rare genetic events that happened during [...]
Business WeekMore companies are adding natural nutrients in higher-than-natural concentrations. Here`s what you need to know before you buy It looks like regular yogurt. It tastes like regular yogurt. But Yoplait Healthy Heart, according to its maker, is super-yogurt. Released in March, Yoplait Healthy Heart is the first yogurt in the U.S. to serve up [...]