The future of wheat

Not to diminish the seriousness of this post, but you know when you learn more about a topic and then you see it everywhere? In my case, the topic is seed saving, and as I was flipping through back issues of vegetarian magazines for recipes, I saw three briefs about seed saving efforts.

AND, I was listening to the radio yesterday and heard a fascinating story about protecting wheat varieties and production. Author Susan Dworkin discussed her book, "The Viking in the Wheat Field" (click here for an excerpt from the book from Dworkin's  Web site) and the future of wheat harvesting, processing and the protection of its varieties in the face of agribusiness ventures, including Monsanto's.

Wheat is the basis of universal diets and responsible for feeding billions of individuals. You don't need me to tell you the enormous necessity and obligation we have to protect those most sacred and vital of life: seeds. Or, how we should be extremely skeptical of the motives behind the "Doomsday Vault" in Norway.  So, instead of my ranting, click on the image to direct you to the audio from "On Point."