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Growing grain research

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Redefining Body Image

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The WSU Bread Lab:

Cultivating a new local grain economy

of Extension

Extending knowledge.
Changing lives.

A renaissance of barley
in western Washington

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Year of Quinoa

Worldwide, growing interest in
quinoa brings global community to WSU

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The College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences (CAHNRS) is making a difference. With 15 academic departments and schools, four research and extension centers and 39 county Extension offices distributed across Washington State, CAHNRS provides global leadership in discovering, accessing, and disseminating knowledge that contributes to a safe, abundant, and affordable food and fiber supply; promotes the wellbeing of individuals, families, and communities; enhances sustainability of agricultural and economic systems; and cultivates stewardship of natural resources and ecological systems.

What's Happening in CAHNRS

Leaning on native bees amid the honey bee decline

30 September 2014, 9:38 pm

PULLMAN, Wash. – As the decline of honey bee populations garners international attention, David Crowder and Eli Bloom are turning to a different breed of bees for pollination services.

Their three-year research project will help farmers and scientists understand native bee communities on small-scale farms in western Washington with support from a nearly half-million dollar grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture.

Nature’s pooper scoopers: Can dung beetles aid food safety?

30 September 2014, 8:57 pm

PULLMAN, Wash. — For farmers, especially organic farmers, who are increasingly challenged by food safety guidelines, dung beetles could provide an elegant solution to a vexing problem. Entomologists at Washington State University are investigating whether dung beetles could suppress harmful foodborne pathogens in the soil before they can spread to humans.

An apple a day could keep obesity away

29 September 2014, 10:41 pm

PULLMAN, Wash. —Scientists at Washington State University have concluded that non-digestible compounds in apples — specifically, Granny Smith apples — may help prevent disorders associated with obesity. The study, which is thought to be the first of its kind to assess these compounds in apple cultivars grown in the Pacific Northwest, appears in October’s print edition of the journal Food Chemistry.

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