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Food scientist breaks barriers, earns excellence scholarship

Shima Bibi By Seth Truscott, College of Agricultural, Human and Natural Resource Sciences

PULLMAN, Wash. – Shima Bibi is a pioneer and a scientist. From rural Pakistan to WSU Pullman, she is pursuing her passion for discovery, working to improve global health and help girls in her home country reach their potential. » More …

“Debugging” berries

Washington’s small fruit growers

 represent a more than $100 million industry.

Berries are big in Washington state. Washington farmers grow the majority of the nation’s red raspberries, producing up to 70 million pounds yearly on more than 10,000 acres. The state’s growers also produce nearly 13 million pounds of strawberries and 14.5 million pounds of blueberries every year. Altogether, the state’s small fruit growers represent  more than a $100 million industry.

 

As news reports continue to tout research proving the health and antioxidant benefits of berries, consumer demand continues to grow.

 

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