^ 2017-04-22 On his farm in Maine, Will Bonsall is devoted to preserving seed diversity. He feels like a 21st Century Noah in a race against time as vegetable varieties continue to decline. Clip from the film SEED: The Untold Story.
^ The problems with wheat started long before glyphosate. This 1938 video shows a combine before they were gas-powered. The machine was called a “combine” because it combined both harvesting and threshing. You can see the bags of wheat coming out of the combine at the end of the process. This results in a grain that harder to digest because it doesn’t include the proper enzymes. Previous to combines, wheat stalks where stacked in bundles and allowed to set in the field for a week or two before being gathered and threshed to separate the wheat kernels from the chaff. The time in the field and the elements allowed for the maturity of the kernel and stimulated enzymes that made it more digestible.