Grist & Toll Flour Mill Wants To Change Your Bread
by Kai Ryssdal, Hayley Hershman, and Jennie Josephson, Marketplace
Posted: 2017-11-29 16:05:15 EST

Hidden in a slightly industrial-looking strip mall in the middle of Pasadena, California, is a flour mill. It's called Grist & Toll, and Nan Kohler is the owner and miller. At the mill, Kohler explained how just a few hundred years ago, flour mills used to be the city centers, but now mills like her's in an urban center are unheard of.

After showing us around the facility, Kohler explained why our culture traded in whole wheat flour for the white, highly processed stuff we see on the grocery shelves today.

Nan Kohler: As long as there's been wheat, and milling, and baking, there's been a desire to have white refined flour. White flour, white bread, has symbolized so much in our history: class, wealth, status, politics, religion. We are very tied to white bread and white refined flour.

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