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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, […]

Scotland Born & Bread: Motivations, Barriers and Prospects for Local Grain Systems in Scotland

By Tara Wight, PhD student working on crop sciences at the University of Edinburgh This blog was first published on Nourish Scotland’s website.  The climate in Scotland is generally considered unsuitable for growing bread wheat. Yet, across the country there are dedicated people and organisations, such as Scotland The Bread, who are growing, milling and […]

Rediscovering wheat diversity for the public good

This essay originally took the form of a lecture given by Scotland The Bread Chairman Andrew Whitley as part of the series ‘What’s for Dinner? The future of Food & Farming in Jersey and elsewhere’ at the Royal Jersey Agricultural and Horticultural Showgrounds on Friday September 30th 2016. The series was organised by Alasdair Crosby, […]