November 2016

Farm equipment in field at sunset
In 2015 the Smiths, crop farmers in Michigan, decided to plant 33 acres of teff for the first time. The creation of their new teff business was an opportunity to react and adjust to unfavorable, unsustainable economic conditions in commodities markets and carve a new path for themselves.
vegetable appetizers served with skordalia and barley rusks
Though we love our usual quinoa salads and morning oatmeal, we have been especially delighted to encounter less ubiquitous whole grains during a particularly whirlwind bout of jet setting.
Alessio Fasano
Two decades ago, almost no one in the world had heard of celiac disease or gluten, while today both these terms are mainstream, in large part thanks to one man: Dr. Alessio Fasano.
Picture of Rice Field
How do small farmers compete and thrive in a food system geared toward Big Agriculture? The answer almost always involves farmers banding together, often in concert with millers and manufacturers.
multigrain bread
Consumers are demanding higher quality, more flavorful foods than ever before, a fact particularly evident in the surge of artisan, whole grain breads. But when exactly did whole grain loaves become the new standard?