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Spilling the Beans: New Book Blows the Lid off Montana’s Organic “Lentil Underground”

Here in Northern California, the heart of the organic food movement, lentils are often taken for granted—a lowly shelf staple lacking the cult status of coffee, wine or artisan chocolate.

But there is much to learn from these humble legumes, insists Liz Carlisle, a former country music singer and Harvard grad who is now a doctoral student in geography at UC Berkeley. For the past few years, she has immersed herself in lentil agriculture, ecology and economics. And along the way, she has become something of a lentil evangelist. Read more about Spilling the Beans: New Book Blows the Lid off Montana's Organic "Lentil Underground" »

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