Staple foods

Bulgaria Expects Wheat Crop of 5.4 Million Tonnes, Enough for Country's Wheat Balance

Sofia. The expected wheat production this year is 5.4 million tonnes, according to data of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Forestry. There is enough bread wheat despite concerns, said the chairman of the National Association of Grain Producers, Kostadin Kostadinov. The industry has similar data - an average yield of about 4,600 kg/ha.

Stores in Finland Launch Bread with Insects

From today, supermarkets in Finland will offer insect-added bread, the Finnish newspaper Helsingin Sanomat writes, quoted by RIA Novosti.

The production of the product is Fazer, from which they say that preparing one bread would require 70 dried crickets. Insects will be grinded and added to the flour. Crickets will be three percent of the total weight of the ready-made bread.

Wandering wheat

Back in the 1960's, Jack Harlan, a devoted American agronomist harvested wild wheat in southeastern Turkey as if a gatherer would do 10,000 years ago. He first tried using only his hands; hand-stripping the mature wheat ears, then he tried using a replica of an ancient sickle, a razor-sharp flint blade embedded in a wooden handle.

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