The Guardian

It’s a centuries-old superfood and “wonder grain” that sustained Roman soldiers as they marched and which has enjoyed a more recent revival in popular artisan breads and cereals.

But producers are warning that spelt could soon disappear from British supermarket shelves as a surge in global demand for the grain outstrips supply.

Spelt grain prices doubled late last year and with the first crops of 2014 in the summer likely to be even higher.

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