The Grain Divide is a documentary telling the story about the history of grains and asking questions about the future of grain. I first saw a trailer at the end of the summer and having spent July and August in the village bakery in the South of France witnessing first hand the connection that the bakers have with the local miler and farmers and it really hit home; so much so that I stood up from my desk and cheered because the revolution happening. The film communicates in the most visual way, through interviews and information everything that is wring with our systems, but seems to offer a message of hope for change. The Grain divide also exposes fact and fiction in an industry that literally feeds the world, and looks at the options available to us by exploring the future of wheat and it’s sustainability.
The film features farmers, millers, bakers, and scientists, and includes three of my favourite and most influential food writers who’s books have inspired so many, Micheal Pollen, Dan Barker and Chad Robertson. I’ve no doubt that this film is an absolute must see for all artisan bakers, but what I am really hoping for is that this film will be watched by a much wider audience and change the baking world. Take a look at The Grain Divide Trailer and see for yourself. – There is also a fabulous article in the Winter issue of Bread Magazine.
More information can be found at The Grain Divide website.