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WSU helps map quinoa genome, improve ‘super food’
February 9, 2017

By Seth Truscott, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

PULLMAN, Wash. – Discovery of the first high-quality genome of quinoa, published this week in Nature, could help create healthier, tastier varieties of this protein-packed “super food.”

$2M grant funds continuing WSU research of organic quinoa
October 31, 2016

By Scott Weybright, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

quinoa-detailPULLMAN, Wash. – Scientists at Washington State University just completed four years determining the best varieties of organic quinoa for Pacific Northwest farmers to grow. A new grant will help researchers assess crop yields, prices and more to help growers turn a profit.

Quinoa comes to the Northwest
August 9, 2016

From the Seattle Times

Quinoa-field-in-SequimSEATTLE – Quinoa has been praised as a superfood among superfoods for its superior protein composition and content, as well as its fiber and iron. Its gluten-free nature and quick-cooking qualities further contribute to its surging popularity.

Quinoa twist on Brazilian street food wins top award
November 4, 2015

By Seth Truscott, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

JessicaMurray-webPULLMAN, Wash. – Jessica Murray, a Washington State University graduate student from Woodland, Wash., used the crunch of quinoa, a popular new superfood, to put an international award-winning twist on a Brazilian snack.

Quinoa: Seeds of hope for Rwandan researcher
July 15, 2014

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.

April 24: Innovators talk focuses on Northwest quinoa
March 26, 2014

By Rebecca E. Phillips, University Communications

quinoa-220SEATTLE, Wash. – Efforts to establish a quinoa production center in the Pacific Northwest will be presented by crop breeding expert Kevin Murphy at the Washington State University Innovators lecture and lunch 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Thursday, April 24, at the Grand Hyatt Hotel, 721 Pine St., Seattle. Register at http://bit.ly/1dLtwOL.