Feeding The World With David Hole On Tuesday's Access Utah

Jan 10, 2020

A picture of David Hole.
Credit USU Department of Plants, Soils, and Climate

From Utah State Magazine, "In the parched black desert of northeast Jordan, archaeologists recently unearthed a stone hearth containing loaves of flatbread more than 14,000 years old.

"The samples contained wild einkorn -- an ancestor of modern wheat. The bread-like discs were likely not an everyday foodstuff for the hunter-gatherers. But in the centuries since, wheat has become the most widely grown cereal crop in the world. That's why researchers at Utah State University are working to protect the global wheat supply."

On Tuesday's Access Utah, we hear from David Hole, a Professor in USU's Department of Plants, Soils, and Climate. 

We also remember UPR friend Ron Hellstern by hearing one of his Wild About Utah segments.