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Our Blessed Wheat……

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Just thought I’d weigh in on the recent mishap regarding the poisoned wheat gluten that came from China that got mixed up in pet food across the country.

We embrace our wheat culture, our millennia old tradition of using grains as a staple. Wheat is intrinsic to what we do here at the Field Roast Grain Meat Company; it provides substance, form and lots of delicious protein to our grain meats. Occasionally someone will ask me if we could make a wheat free grain meat and the answer is always no…not how we do it anyway. There is no ingredient that we know of that has the power and qualities that wheat does.

The tainted wheat that made its way into the pet food came from China and was poisoned with an outside ingredient; Melamine. The melamine was surreptitiously added to the wheat gluten to artificially increase its protein levels.

We buy our wheat from the most local supplier that we can find; Permolex in Red Deer, Alberta. They do not sell any wheat, nor have they ever, to Menu Foods, the company that has had the issues. The wheat that they use to make our flour is all grown in Alberta, Canada. Hard white winter wheat!

Ethanol and Wheat…..the cool thing about our supplier in Red Deer is that once they rinse the starch out of the wheat, they use it to make Ethanol! There is a whole “green” connection to what we are doing here at Field Roast. Plant-based proteins and bio fuel; being made from one continuous process.

Flesh of the Earth, power to feed our bodies and to fuel our transportation needs in a clean, green and sustainable way! What a great connection!

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