Inclement weather in Canada and Europe is resulting in a spike in the price of raw material, which – along with increases in freight – is spiralling the durum wheat market ‘completely out of control’, according to Eurostar Commodities.
A study published in Frontiers of Nutrition revealed that adding 2% of blood orange and lemon fibers to wholewheat durum flour was a viable approach to producing high-fiber bread with respectable shelf life.
Low prices and cheap imports are hitting Italian wheat producers who are declaring 'a wheat war' while MEPs are calling for the Commission to act. But Italy simply cannot produce enough wheat to meet national demands, say manufacturers.
A variety of wheat from ancient Persia has been used to
successfully breed the world's first salt-tolerant durum wheat
variety, writes the Australian Commonwealth Scientific and
Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) this week.