Could ancient wheat be the future of food?

Researchers believe untapped consumer markets exist for ancient foods such as einkorn, emmer, and spelt. Two plant breeders argue that the consumer demand for high-quality, healthy food specialties presents an opportunity to reintroduce ancient wheat varieties and other plant species by creating ‘farm to fork’ supply chains that satisfy consumer demand; provide niche markets for small farmers, millers, and bakers; and increase agricultural biodiversity.


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