Grain by Grain: A Quest to Revive Ancient Wheat, Rural Jobs, and Healthy Food

Grain by Grain: A Quest to Revive Ancient Wheat, Rural Jobs, and Healthy Food

by Bob Quinn, Liz Carlisle

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ISBN-13: 9781610919968
Publisher: Island Press
Publication date: 03/05/2019
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 136,120
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Bob Quinn is an organic farmer near Big Sandy, Montana, and a leading green businessman. He served on the first National Organic Standards Board, and has been recognized with the Montana Organic Association Lifetime of Service Award, The Organic Trade Association Organic Leadership Award, and Rodale Institute’s Organic Pioneer Award. His enterprises include the ancient grain business Kamut International and Montana’s first wind farm.

Liz Carlisle is a Lecturer in the School of Earth, Energy, and Environmental Sciences at Stanford University. Her first book, Lentil Underground, won the Montana Book Award and the Green Prize for Sustainable Literature.

Table of Contents

Prologue by Liz Carlisle                                                                                             
Introduction: Food on the Cheap                                                                                                      

Chapter 1. Roots and Growth                                                                        
Chapter 2. Better Farming through Chemistry?
Chapter 3. Beyond Commodities                                                                                        
Chapter 4. Going Organic                                                                                                       
Chapter 5. King Tut’s Wheat                                      
Chapter 6. Growing Partners                                                                                                     
Chapter 7. A Cowboy in Europe                                                                                             
Chapter 8. Creating a New Standard                                                                                      
Chapter 9. The Value of Limits                                                                                               
Chapter 10. Taste of Place                                                                                                     
Chapter 11. Recycling Energy                                                                                     
Chapter 12. Bringing Rural Jobs Back                                                                                    
Chapter 13. The Gluten Mystery                                                                                              
Chapter 14. Food as Medicine                                                                                    
Chapter 15. One Great Subject                                                                                   
Chapter 16. Rejecting the Status Quo                                                 
Chapter 17. Conclusion: A New Generation of Growers and Eaters                         

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Grain by Grain: A Quest to Revive Ancient Wheat, Rural Jobs, and Healthy Food 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
SWhite02 9 days ago
A captivating story that provides an in-depth dive into the truth about our food system. Grain by Grain introduces powerful perspectives that challenge modern-day agricultural norms, emphasizing the necessity for farmers to adapt both regenerative and organic practices. Reading about Bob Quinn’s journeys, discoveries, and impacts unlocks a plethora of wisdom to be passed down for many generations to come. It is through his guidance and expert knowledge that we can begin to reshape the state of America’s broken food system. This book is an absolute must-read.
RColl 9 days ago
It's easy to forget where your food comes from, especially if you're an urban living city dweller like myself. It's easy to dismiss the idea that much of the food in your grocery stores, while cheap, is contributing to a food system that is not only broken but in need of a total revamp. Bob Quinn's Book, "Grain by Grain" is an amazing read about the broken food system, how food can be medicine, and how the choices we make today can change the system of tomorrow. I never thought I'd say that a book about farming is a page turner, but it's that and so much more! The writing is clear and accessible, but the concepts delivered through Bob and Liz's words speak to the height of any reader's intelligence. It's truly a book you can't put down. If you eat food, this book is for you. If you've ever wondered where your food comes from, this book is for you. And if you want to be an agent of change for the food for future generations, this book is a must read!
GChollett 23 days ago
Grain by Grain changed completely my perspective about the food industry. It made me reflect on what got us here, and what are the steps we can take to protect our future, from the economic perspective to the health, and even the environmental standpoint. Grain by Grain touches upon real issues like the fact that we are paying a high cost for “cheap food” with our medical bills, or the deadly consequences of using pesticides in our food. It is also a story about hard work and a great commitment to humanity. Bob Quinn has become an inspiration to me and I really hope his book helps to create a different chapter in our story.
Anonymous 3 months ago
As someone who's familiar with Bob and his work and outlook, I was concerned his optimism and enthusiasm would get lost behind the issues being addressed. This was not the case. Grain by Grain is a positive, informative and logical call to change how we perceive our food and the people who grow it. Despite not being a farmer myself, I found myself agreeing with and relating to various points throughout the book. It was an enjoyable, motivational and thought-provoking read. I would recommend it to anyone who has questions about organic or the food we eat.