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From Kangaroo grass to wheat: Europe arrives in Australia

                      Wild emu at the edge of the New South Wales Outback (TWC). Gifts of bread Aboriginal stories credit Captain James Cook with bringing bread to Australia.  The stories tell … Continue reading

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The history of grasses — a timeline

Snow’s melting in Berrien County, Michigan, showing the winter wheat greening up, March 22, 2014 [Photo, Micki Glueckert] The dates given in this timeline are the best approximations available at the time of publication (March 25, 2014). One hundred million … Continue reading

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Sicilian wheat, a smattering of tastes

The Sicilian flag shows Medusa’s head, with ears of wheat alternating with the three legs that some say represent the three corners of Sicily. One source says that the Gorgons (Medusa was one of three) represented the destructive aspect of Athena. Perseus … Continue reading

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