The Food Show features an interview with Harry MacCormack, a founder of Oregon Tilth, who has been farming organically in Corvallis since the 1970's. Now he is involved in an effort to grow wheat and other grains in the Willamette Valley. And the Roquefort Files focuses on Truffles.
Here are some sources of further information on references made by Harry MacCormack:
Southern Willamette Valley Bean & Grain Project: www.mudcitypress.com/
Hearst Newspapers and Hemp: try "hearst hemp" on a search engine
Willamette Seed and Grain Project: www.willametteseedandgrain.com
GMO beet seeds: /www.oregonlive.com/
Wes Jackson-perrenial grains: www.landinstitute.org
Alan Kapuler: www.peaceseeds.com
The Transition Document: Toward A Biologically Resilient Agriculture: www.sunbowfarm.org/
components of food: see, for example On Food and Cooking by Harold McGee
There's lots more about Harry MacCormack on his website: www.sunbowfarm.org.
Harry was a guest on KBOO's Locus Focus with Barbara Bernstein in June 2011. They talked about his recent book Cosmic Influences on Agricultural Processes. To hear this interview, go to www.kboo.org, and type "maccormack" in the Search This Site window.