Author Archives: Scotland The Bread

The True Cost of Better Bread

By Andrew Whitley, co-founder and honorary chair of Scotland The Bread  In the autumn of 2017, Balcaskie Farms sowed five varieties of Scotland The Bread winter wheat and rye on some of their newly-converted organic acres. So began an experiment – to see whether it was possible to grow nutrient-dense breadmaking grain in Scotland. Why bother, […]

The Acid Test – Wholesome Flour or Empty Carrier?

“Folic acid is to be added to UK flour to help prevent spinal birth defects in babies” BBC News 20 Sept 2021 A personal view by Andrew Whitley, author of Bread Matters and co-founder of Scotland The Bread Quick wins and white lies Adulterating all the UK’s wheat flour except wholemeal with synthetic folic acid […]