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Wheat rises to a symbol of equality and opportunity

Originally posted on MU Earth:
By Meghan Eldridge CIUDAD OBREGON, Mexico — A grain commonly found on today’s grocery store shelves has risen throughout history as a sign of equality and opportunity for those who eat it. Rachel Laudan, a…

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Lifestyles and Cuisine of Southwestern Syria, 1809

During the travels of John Lewis Burckhardt in Syria he describes lifestyles as well as major dishes found in  the plateau of Haouran (southwestern Syria).. As well, he gives  recipes for the most important food.  Variations on the cuisine that … Continue reading

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Cuisines and Crops of Africa: Ancient Egypt, 19th & 20th C. – Multipurpose Wheat and Plantains

In rural Africa, major crops are not just for food.  A good food crop, whether indigenous or introduced is multipurpose – a fact that is often unknown or under-rated in modern agricultural research and development (R&D), which stresses the uses … Continue reading

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