IMAGE: Gene Editing in Wheat CRISPR-CAS9. What is gene editing?

Being around for 10,000 years might mean a few changes in appearance. Modern wheat looks a little different than early, heritage wheat varieties. After all that time, phenotypes (or how a plant looks) are not the only changes. There also came changes in the genetic makeup…

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Why can seeds be brightly colored. Seed treatments can be an important part of establishing a healthy plant!

When Googling “wheat seed,” the images that pop up are ones that fit what is usually in people’s minds. You’ll find piles of little light brown to auburn red seeds being held in cupped hands or next to a fully mature head of wheat. Type in “treated wheat seed,” and…

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Flour sacks and pretty clothes. The viral photo that started it all.

You might have seen a viral image with a man sitting smiling with a heap of beautifully printed flour sacks claiming that the sacks were used to create clothing for kiddos in times of need and wondered if it was true… The simple answer is yes! Flour sack clothing was…

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Wheat beer in front of wheat and wood background

Picture this… It is bright beautiful spring day and you are at a baseball game. Nothing is better than the nice amber, bubbly and, most importantly, cold beverage we all know. Beer is much more than just a drink, but is a major part of the human race’s history. Water,…

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Photo: Whole wheat kernels, also known as wheat berries

What is a Wheat Berry Wheat berries are whole wheat kernels. Three sections make up wheat kernels, the bran, germ and endosperm. The bran, the outer layer of the wheat berry, contains fiber, B vitamins and other minerals. The germ is the plant’s embryo. The endosperm is the germ’s…

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White vs. Whole Wheat Flour

This post originally appeared on BakerBettie.com. It has been republished here with permission. Baking Fundamentals Lesson #7: All About the Function of Flour in Baking Join the Baking Fundamentals Class: Sign up for this free course and get all of the lessons sent to your inbox. THE…

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Breads - Wheat Nutrition - Health Benefits of Wheat Foods | EatWheat.org

There are many health benefits of eating wheat foods. Fiber Fiber is one of the most needed nutrients for the human body. While it does not supply minerals, vitamins or calories, it benefits your digestive system. Having a high fiber diet can reduce the risk of heart disease, lowers risk…

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meat thermometer in burger on grill. shows importance of food safety.

  Cooking is a great hobby. What other activity do you do that you get to eat what you make? But sometimes even the best of intentions can run amok. We all know somebody who has had food poisoning, but what are some food safety rules that can prevent you…

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New Year, New You? As a Registered Dietitian I hate the word DIET! Yes, you heard that right: I don’t believe in diets. You’re probably asking yourself: How can a professional that literally has “diet” in the title DIETitian not support dieting?

As a Registered Dietitian I hate the word DIET! Yes, you heard that right: I don’t believe in dieting. You’re probably asking yourself: How can a professional that literally has “diet” in the title DIETitian not support diets? Enjoy your Food, Don’t Fear It Diets are often restrictive in nature…

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Ancient grains? Heritage varieties? What grain is what? This is aegilops tauschii is one of the three plants that bred together to create modern bread wheat.

Nothing is more symbolic of American agriculture than the image of a wheat field ready to be harvested. The golden heads of wheat arching dramatically towards the ground. They are heavy with the grain that will be crafted into quality food for a quality population. This abundant sea of gold…

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