Alison Bentley (National Institute of Agricultural Botany, Cambridge), Helen Anne Curry (Department of the History and Philosophy of Science, Cambridge), and Martin Jones (Department of Archaeology, Cambridge) discuss how humans have shaped wheat and made it a central component of our nutrition and culture, and how this history has transformed this ancient crop and humans' relation to it.
This conversation is part of gloknos' 'Everyday Objects of Food Security' series and was filmed on 3 April 2019 at NIAB in Cambridge.
Organisers: The Centre for Global Knowledge Studies (gloknos) and the Global Food Security Interdisciplinary Research Centre (University of Cambridge).
Funders: Isaac Newton Trust, European Research Council, and the TIGR2ESS project.
Producer and Scientific Advisor: Inanna Hamati-Ataya
Coordinator: Jacqueline Garget
Photography: Toby Smith