Tag Archives: food commodity

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 […]

Our Daily Bread: Six loaves at the fault lines of economics & health – SRUC Global Food Security & Nutrition talk

In October 2019, STB Chairman Andrew Whitley was invited by Dr. Cesar Revoredo-Giha to give a lecture to students on his Global Food Security & Nutrition MSc course at Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC). Andrew’s hour-long talk explored, through the medium of six different loaves, the international historic and economic stories that unfold from ancient dinner […]