Reports & Newsletters
Newsletters from 2000 until 2004 give an account of our progres in
engaging farmers who wanted to grow organically, locally appropriate old-fashioned wheat varieties. Topics covered include
whole wheat nutrition, small scale handling of wheat seed and a simplified wheat botany. In most
newsletters, the table of contents summarizes the topics covered.
in 2004-2005, Gene Spiller Ph.D was writing the book, What's With Fiber?, with Monica Spiller as his co-author. Very
sad indeed am I to report that my husband Gene passed away in 2006, following a car accident. Gene was 79, and had contributed
greatly to our knowledge of dietary fiber, since beginning his fiber research in the early 1970s. The good thing is that he
wrote popular books on nutrition, as well as numerous technical works. He delighted in bringing together others interested
in dietary fiber, so his books are rich in the spectrum of observations on nutrition generally. Because he loved food, after
all he was an Italian-born American, he gave us insight into whole foods as much as insight into the content of foods, in
appreciation of the fact that all the components interplay to give pleasure and healthfulness, or not, as the case may be.
By 2006 our wheat experimentation
had been assisted by Lee Jackson Ph.D, UC Davis; we were able to select 12 varieties of landrace wheat that seemed to be reasonably
resistant to the prevalent fungal diseases, and gave reasonable yields. Because we aim to grow wheat without irrigation, we
do not expect the high yields experienced by conventional growers who usually irrigate and also use a high input of nitrogenous
progress and news are represented in our Catalog, the Landrace Position Paper 2008, and in our newsletters
and reports on activities.
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below to read or print out newsletters and reports
Happenings at the Whole Grain Connection Farmers meeting September 18, 2010
Millstone Dressing Workshop June 28, 2015, Report
Millstone Dressing Workshop at Miller's Bakehouse July 30, 2016
In October 2016 we began a new series of newsletters via e-mail
especially to distribute lists of whole grain bakers, heritage grain farmers, heritage grain seed suppliers, and more, so
that farmers, bakers and whole grain eaters could connect easily. Updated lists are directly available on this website, on
the corresponding pages: FARMERS, BAKERS, GRAIN SERVICES, etc.
links to articles and recipes in the .pdf copies of the newsletters below, are no longer live. Sorry not to be able to resolve
this. Some links are given following the text pdf. However, the links are preserved in Microsoft Word versions, which download
when clicked instead of opening as a web page; they can then be opened as a Word file on your computer.
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WGC Newsletter January 2018 #16
WGC Newsletter February 2018 #17.
WGC Newsletter March 2018 #18
WGC Newsletter April 2018 #19
WGC Newsletter May 2018 #20
WGC Newsletter June / July 2018 #21
Link to study involving ulcerogenic porcine ration
Link to BREAD NUTRITION FACTS CALCULATOR
Link to "Another rebuttal to William Davis' book: "Wheat Belly"
WGC Newsletter August 2018 #22 (.pdf version)
WGC Newsletter August 2018 #22 (Microsoft Word version)
WGC Newsletter September 2018 #23 (Microsoft Word)
The WGC Newsletter Fall 2018 #24 (pdf version. Links need to be pasted into a browser.)
The WGC Newsletter January 2019 #25 (pdf version. Links need to be copied into a browser.)
The WGC Newsletter February / March 2019 #26 (Microsoft Word version)
Organic Grain Trapdoor - an open letter / April 2019 about refined organic flour
The WGC Newsletter #27 June 2019.pdf
Click here to link to Andrew Ross paper comparing whole grain flour from different mills.