Archive for 'Flour and milling'

Who is Norman Borlaug and why is he important?

Posted on 16. Jul, 2010 by .

"What?  No bread photo?"  I hear you ask.  "No photo of mill stones?" Nope. This is in honour of Norman Borlaug, the American agronomist who discovered a gene that boosted wheat crop yields, and, more importantly, resisted P. graminis, the most severe form of the fungal infection that attacks and kills wheat.  It is commonly […]

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Show me your metal!

Show me your metal!

Posted on 12. Jul, 2010 by .

On a recent trip to Cann Mills, Michael Stoate explained that the expression "show me your metal" was not a call for bravery, but a call for experience. Once upon a time when there were stone mills up and down the land, there was enough work for professional stone dressers:  people who prepared and maintained […]

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