This is The ChangeUnderground for the 13th of June 2021.
I’m your host, Jon Moore
Decarbonise the Air, Recarbonise the Soil!
Fertile Crescent Grains
At first sight this small scale grains seems a non-starter but bear with me.
Now the Fertile Crescent grains and their relatives were selected for with the technology the early farmers had to hand. As their technology developed the seeds were selected to fit the technology. This basically means wheeled vehicles and draught animals. From sowing to harvesting this technology suite affected every aspect of grain production. Seed drills, to combine harvesters and silos all reflect this. Continue reading →