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Wheat: The Grain at the Center of Civilization
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Wheat: The Grain at the Center of Civilization
Wheat: The Grain at the Center of Civilization
Wheat: The Grain at the Center of Civilization
Wheat: The Grain at the Center of Civilization
Wheat: The Grain at the Center of Civilization
Wheat: The Grain at the Center of Civilization
Wheat: The Grain at the Center of Civilization
Wheat: The Grain at the Center of Civilization
Wheat: The Grain at the Center of Civilization
Wheat: The Grain at the Center of Civilization
Wheat: The Grain at the Center of Civilization
Wheat: The Grain at the Center of Civilization
Wheat: The Grain at the Center of Civilization
Wheat: The Grain at the Center of Civilization
Wheat: The Grain at the Center of Civilization
Wheat: The Grain at the Center of Civilization
Wheat: The Grain at the Center of Civilization
Wheat: The Grain at the Center of Civilization
Wheat: The Grain at the Center of Civilization
Wheat: The Grain at the Center of Civilization
Wheat: The Grain at the Center of Civilization
Wheat: The Grain at the Center of Civilization
Wheat: The Grain at the Center of Civilization
Wheat: The Grain at the Center of Civilization
Wheat: The Grain at the Center of Civilization
Wheat: The Grain at the Center of Civilization
Wheat: The Grain at the Center of Civilization
Wheat: The Grain at the Center of Civilization
Wheat: The Grain at the Center of Civilization
Wheat: The Grain at the Center of Civilization
Wheat: The Grain at the Center of Civilization
Wheat: The Grain at the Center of Civilization
Wheat: The Grain at the Center of Civilization
Wheat: The Grain at the Center of Civilization
Wheat: The Grain at the Center of Civilization
Wheat: The Grain at the Center of Civilization
Wheat: The Grain at the Center of Civilization
Wheat: The Grain at the Center of Civilization
Wheat: The Grain at the Center of Civilization
Wheat: The Grain at the Center of Civilization
Wheat: The Grain at the Center of Civilization
Wheat: The Grain at the Center of Civilization
Wheat: The Grain at the Center of Civilization
Wheat: The Grain at the Center of Civilization
Wheat: The Grain at the Center of Civilization
Wheat: The Grain at the Center of Civilization
Wheat: The Grain at the Center of Civilization
Wheat: The Grain at the Center of Civilization
Wheat: The Grain at the Center of Civilization
Wheat: The Grain at the Center of Civilization
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Wheat: The Grain at the Center of Civilization

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Presentation delivered by Dr. Rachel Laudan (Food historian, UK) at Borlaug Summit on Wheat for Food Security. March 25 - 28, 2014, Ciudad Obregon, Mexico. …

Presentation delivered by Dr. Rachel Laudan (Food historian, UK) at Borlaug Summit on Wheat for Food Security. March 25 - 28, 2014, Ciudad Obregon, Mexico.
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  • 1. Wheat: The Grain at the Center of Civilization Rachel Laudan Ph. D. www.rachellaudan.com
  • 2. 1. Wheat as one among many grains, 20,000 B.C.-200 B.C.
  • 3. Pottage Barley Bread Porridge & Pottage Gruel & Atole Beer & Rice ‘Wine’
  • 4. Grains provision cities (25,000) and armies 2 lbs per person per day
  • 5. Grain for Ea Grain for Demeter
  • 6. Civilized=Grain Eater Barbarian=Non -Grain Eater
  • 7. Grinding Slaves (20% working population grinds)
  • 8. 2. Wheat the basis of the Eurasian Empires, 200 B.C.- 1900 A.D.
  • 9. Libya, 13th c China 1st c England 15th c
  • 10. 6% of working population grind
  • 11. 4% grind
  • 12. Cities up to 1 million
  • 13. Roti/Chapati
  • 14. Lavash Naan
  • 15. Tharid
  • 16. Bakery of Eurysaces, Rome, ca 50 B.C.
  • 17. Early Christian Communion with Roman Bread
  • 18. Making and drying pasta 14th c Pies baking in portable oven
  • 19. Bread For the rich For the poor
  • 20. Breadstones, Wishford, England
  • 21. Women march on Versailles in November 1787
  • 22. 3. Wheat and the Global Dietary Crisis 1880- 1920
  • 23. Canadian Pacific Wheat Train, 1907 Wheat Ship South Australia to London, ca 1900
  • 24. Buffalo, NY London
  • 25. Cooperative Wholesale Society Mills, London, ca. 1900
  • 26. Roller Mills Motorized Presses
  • 27. French Bakery, ca 1900
  • 28. Cities of 6 million
  • 29. German Mobile Bakeries, WWI Royal Navy Bakery WWII
  • 30. ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? Global Culinary Crisis: Bread or Rice/Maize?
  • 31. 4. Wheat as the Grain for All, 1920s--
  • 32. Cargill grail elevator, Duluth Grain Hoppers in Vancouver
  • 33. Upper Egypt Mills Nippon Flour Mills, Japan
  • 34. Cities of 20 million
  • 35. Herbert Hoover sends wheat to Belgium Embroidered flour sacks sent in thanks
  • 36. Baguette in Vietnam Hamburger in Korea
  • 37. Mexican Flour Tortillas In Japan
  • 38. Pita Bread Pan or Tortilla Arabe
  • 39. Bambino in India Grande in Zaire
  • 40. Instant Noodle Vending Machine, Japan Noodle Aisle, Vietnam
  • 41. Thank You Rachel Laudan www.rachellaudan.com rachel@rachellaudan.com

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