The New Return of Ancient Grains

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What’s old is new again – when it comes to wheat. Yes, wheat. Southern California farmers are leading a comeback of so-called heritage grains. These include old varieties of wheat that haven’t been popular in a hundred years. They pre-date the mass market wheat we typically find in the supermarket. But are heritage grains tastier or better for you?

Credits

Guest:
Katherine Spiers - LA Weekly; Producer of Smarth Mouth - @katherinespiers

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Matt Holzman, Anna Scott, Jolie Myers, Christian Bordal, Laura Swisher