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Heritage vs. Modern Wheat: What are the Differences?

Sustainability Series

Joy Hought

  • Director of Education, Native Seed/SEARCH

Once a highly regarded staple of civilization, wheat is now perceived by many to be a scourge to our health. Wheat is linked to increases in gluten sensitivity, allergies, depression, even obesity. In this talk, Hought will discuss current knowledge about changes in wheat protein and nutrition from ancient to modern times, as well as wheat-breeding techniques.

Hought teaches Seed School, Grain School, and seminars on biotechnology. She earned an MSc in agroecology from the Norwegian University of Life Sciences. Her research focuses upon wheat nutrition and genetics and the revival of local grain-production systems.

Lunch will feature rolls baked with heritage wheat from Hayden Flour Mills.

Thursday, March 27, 2014
12:00 - 1:15 p.m.