World of Wheat
all that dreaming paid off, look!
the wheat sprouted last week
despite the heat
all we feel is honour,
at the systems already in place
and gratitude for the hard working garden crew
(Dewan, Kieran, Angela and others)
who work and grow
even in the furnace of an Okanagan summer,
for the wheat
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Canadian wheat has an uphill battle these days, including:
- Federal port transportation problems
- Ottawa has taken Canadian wheat breeding away from farmers, and handed over the genetic data to the private sector.
- Up until now, Canada has held an excellent reputation in world wheat.
- And other inconsistencies.
Furthermore, the word-wide wheat shortage reached the UK in 2012.
Please let us be poetic
like the mighty wheat -