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Rock Doc column: Have a cup of joe to help your eyes?

By E. Kirsten Peters, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

petersPULLMAN, Wash. – My day starts with coffee. I’m too cheap to buy it by the cup from baristas, so I just brew my own Folgers by the pot. I have a cup or two as I settle into work each morning and another cup – sometimes two – in the early afternoon. That may not be wise for a chronic insomniac like myself, but it’s a lifelong habit that at this point would be quite tough to break.  » More …

Documentary app relives deadly Blackfeet Flood

By Darin Watkins, Murrow College of Communication

Blackfeet-cemetery-80BROWNING, Mont. – Fifty years since the worst natural disaster in Montana’s recorded history, a new, free mobile documentary allows viewers to experience and remember the Blackfeet Flood online and “in the field” at various Blackfeet Reservation-area sites. » More …

July 31: WSU hosts free Organic Farm Field Day

By Kate Wilhite, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

org.-veggies-by-Shelly-80PULLMAN, Wash.—The latest organic agriculture research and hands-on teaching methods will be the focus of Washington State University’s free, public Organic Farm Field Day 8:30 a.m.-noon Thursday, July 31, at the Eggert Family Organic Farm on Animal Science Road just northeast of the grizzly bear observation area off Terre View Road. Registration begins at 8 a.m. » More …

Preventing foodborne illness, naturally – with cinnamon

By Rachel Webber, College of Agricultural, Human and Natural Resource Sciences

cinnamon-oil-80PULLMAN, Wash. – Seeking ways to prevent some of the most serious foodborne illnesses caused by pathogenic bacteria, two Washington State University scientists have found promise in an ancient but common cooking spice: cinnamon. » More …

WSU Apple Cup Crisp ice cream wins nationwide contest

By Rachel Webber, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

apple-cup-crisp-80PULLMAN, Wash. – Apple Cup Crisp ice cream from Washington State University has been named the grand champion out of 12 university-made ice cream flavors in the 2014 Progressive Dairyman magazine’s Flavor Faceoff » More …

Rock Doc: What antibiotics might be doing to us

By E. Kirsten Peters, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

peters-e-k-2010-80PULLMAN, Wash. – It’s astonishing to think about, but when my grandfather was born one in five children didn’t live to see their fifth birthday, in large part due to endemic and epidemic diseases. Today that’s all changed. » More …

Quinoa: Seeds of hope for Rwandan researcher

By Linda Weiford, WSU News  

habiyaremye-80PULLMAN, Wash. – A crop being test-grown at Washington State University’s Organic Farm is skyrocketing in popularity in North America. Even so, less than a year ago, a graduate student growing it at WSU had never seen or tasted it. » More …