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Lose Weight with Whole Grains

It’s no secret that whole grains protect against a host of life-threatening conditions, from heart disease and cancer to diabetes. Maintaining a healthy body weight plays a key role in preventing chronic illnesses such as these. Now, new research...

Going Gluten Free?

3 Million Going Gluten Free without Celiac Disease Celiac disease rates have held steady in recent years at less than one percent of the U.S. population, but more than three million non-celiac Americans now follow a gluten free diet, according...

Wonderful Washington Wheat

Wonderful Washington Wheat (The following is an excerpt from the publication; “Washington Wheat Facts 2015/2016” presented by the Washington Grain Commission.) Just how important is wheat production in Washington State? According to the Washington Grain Commission, very important! There is more land...

Washington State Leads Nation In Red Raspberry Production

Washington State grows the finest food in the world. Both eastern and western Washington work together to produce many firsts in the nation when it comes to quantities of several excellent crops. Did you know: Washington State farmers lead the...

What Consumers Should Know About Pesticides and the Food They Eat

2014 Pesticide Data Program Annual Summary The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) has released the summary from 2014 Pesticide Data Program (PDP) Annual Summary.  The data confirms that overall pesticide chemical residues found on the foods...

Nutrition Survey 2001–2010

Nutrition Survey 2001-2010 Current U.S. dietary guidance includes recommendations to increase intakes of both dietary fiber and whole grain with at least half of all grains consumed being whole grains. This recommendations come from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (2001–2010) and...
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