Whole Grains: The Staff of Life

By Alex Jack


The dietary changes in modern society constitute a nutritional axis shift. The Basic Four food groups of the mid-twentieth century—based on meat and dairy food—were replaced in the 1980s and 1990s with a more balanced way of eating centered on grains, vegetables, fruits, and other plant foods.


How to Grow Rice
in Your Backyard

By Wayne Weber

Hi, My name is Wayne and I am an ignoramus! I have grown organic rice. If I can do it, anyone can. You may say that it's as simple as growing grass. In fact, rice is a type of grass. Very good grass!

Staff of Life

Rice, wheat, barley millet, maize, quinoa, and other whole grains are the traditional staff of life. They are the foundation of personal and planetary health. A fiber-rich, grain-based diet protects against heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and other chronic ills. It also requires up to 10 times less land, water, and other resources to grow than an animal-food-based diet and helps reduce global warming and climate change. Grains also create a peaceful mind and spirit. Amber waves of grain are essential to keeping America and the planet beautiful, healthy, and sustainable.


By Alex Jack


Awned is the new organic.  Awns are the long, thin spikelets that protrude from the heads of grain growing in the field. The modern diet and health revolution began a half century ago. First, brown rice was introduced as a healthier alternative to white rice and served as the iconic food of the natural foods movement. Second, organic

Rice Growing

By Takeshi & Linda Akaogi

The Takeshis have introduced and grown over 40 different types of rice in Vermont, a cold state to show that rice can be grown under such challenging conditions. Download their manual as a PDF to show you how you can grow rice in similar climates and environments.


Awns, the long spiky bristles on growing grain, serve as antennae to gather natural energy from the cosmos, charge the kernels, and contribute to endurance and vitality, a calm peaceful mind, and higher consciousness

Delicious Brown Rice Recipes

By Bettina Zumdick

The following recipes, made with organic brown rice, are healthy, delicious, and satisfying:


• Brown Rice with Toasted Sunflower Seeds, Umeboshi, and Toasted Nori


The Whole Graining of America

By Alex Jack

America’s destiny is intertwined with its spacious skies, amber waves of grains, and golden harvests. Legends and stories from earliest times recount the sagas of sojourners arriving from distant homelands, bold adventurers questing for gold, and pilgrims thrown up on strange shores.