Bread: The Rise and Fall (teaser)

Bread is a simple food and a staple item across the world. The influence of bread touches every aspect of life: art, religion, politics, health, wealth, poverty. Bread is life. But for some, it represents a wrong turn in our species' evolution. Through conversation with bakers, religious leaders, historians and bread aficionados, Veronica asked whether bread has led us to salvation or damnation.

This documentary was produced by Veronica Simmonds for CBC Ideas, with help from Nicola Luksic and sound design is by Johnny Spence.

You can hear the full piece on the Ideas website here.