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Heritage Grains Movement Spreads Globally, Attracts Documentarian’s Attention

January 6, 2014: 12:00 AM EST
A grassroots movement has sprung up around the world whose goal is to find and cultivate heirloom grains as a nutritious, tasty substitute for refined wheat flour. One Arizona farmer who is growing a wheat grain known as White Sonora joins others not only in that state but in the Carolinas, New York, Massachusetts, Canada, the U.K. and Denmark. Besides White Sonora, which has apparently been around for at least 300 years, Steve Sossaman has added Emmer Wheat, Red Fife and Beardless Russian varieties and is experimenting with other grains. Sossaman’s efforts, along with those of others, will be featured in an upcoming documentary film called "The Grain Divide," currently in production.
Srianthi Perera , "Agritopia resident creates film celebrating revival of grains", The Arizona Republic , January 06, 2014, © Gannett/azcentral.com
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