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

  1. 1. Wheat: The Grain at the Center of Civilization Rachel Laudan Ph. D. www.rachellaudan.com
  2. 2. 1. Wheat as one among many grains, 20,000 B.C.-200 B.C.
  3. 3. Pottage Barley Bread Porridge & Pottage Gruel & Atole Beer & Rice ‘Wine’
  4. 4. Grains provision cities (25,000) and armies 2 lbs per person per day
  5. 5. Grain for Ea Grain for Demeter
  6. 6. Civilized=Grain Eater Barbarian=Non -Grain Eater
  7. 7. Grinding Slaves (20% working population grinds)
  8. 8. 2. Wheat the basis of the Eurasian Empires, 200 B.C.- 1900 A.D.
  9. 9. Libya, 13th c China 1st c England 15th c
  10. 10. 6% of working population grind
  11. 11. 4% grind
  12. 12. Cities up to 1 million
  13. 13. Roti/Chapati
  14. 14. Lavash Naan
  15. 15. Tharid
  16. 16. Bakery of Eurysaces, Rome, ca 50 B.C.
  17. 17. Early Christian Communion with Roman Bread
  18. 18. Making and drying pasta 14th c Pies baking in portable oven
  19. 19. Bread For the rich For the poor
  20. 20. Breadstones, Wishford, England
  21. 21. Women march on Versailles in November 1787
  22. 22. 3. Wheat and the Global Dietary Crisis 1880- 1920
  23. 23. Canadian Pacific Wheat Train, 1907 Wheat Ship South Australia to London, ca 1900
  24. 24. Buffalo, NY London
  25. 25. Cooperative Wholesale Society Mills, London, ca. 1900
  26. 26. Roller Mills Motorized Presses
  27. 27. French Bakery, ca 1900
  28. 28. Cities of 6 million
  29. 29. German Mobile Bakeries, WWI Royal Navy Bakery WWII
  30. 30. ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? Global Culinary Crisis: Bread or Rice/Maize?
  31. 31. 4. Wheat as the Grain for All, 1920s--
  32. 32. Cargill grail elevator, Duluth Grain Hoppers in Vancouver
  33. 33. Upper Egypt Mills Nippon Flour Mills, Japan
  34. 34. Cities of 20 million
  35. 35. Herbert Hoover sends wheat to Belgium Embroidered flour sacks sent in thanks
  36. 36. Baguette in Vietnam Hamburger in Korea
  37. 37. Mexican Flour Tortillas In Japan
  38. 38. Pita Bread Pan or Tortilla Arabe
  39. 39. Bambino in India Grande in Zaire
  40. 40. Instant Noodle Vending Machine, Japan Noodle Aisle, Vietnam
  41. 41. Thank You Rachel Laudan www.rachellaudan.com rachel@rachellaudan.com
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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. http://www.borlaug100.org

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