What Whole Wheat Really Means

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Is your bread actually made with whole grains?

Whole wheat, multigrain, 12-grain, “Made with whole grains”—there are many labels you can put on bread to make it sound healthy. What really counts when it comes to buying better bread? Fewer ingredients, key labels, and basic weight math.

Marion Nestle, author of the San Francisco Chronicle’s Food Matters column, does a great job making common sense of the myriad labels and marketing blather on bread…

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Race Is On To Stop Fungus That Could Wipe Out 80% Of World’s Wheat

Race Is On To Stop Fungus That Could Wipe Out 80% Of World’s Wheat

Scientists working to develop wheat varieties resistant to a strain of “stem rust” 

The Ug99 fungus, called stem rust, could wipe out more than 80% of the world’s wheat as it spreads from Africa, scientists fear. The race is on to breed resistant plants before it reaches the U.S.

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Passenger Jet Powered By Jet Fuel Made From A Weed

Passenger Jet Powered By Jet Fuel Made From A Weed 

 Technicians at UOP examine equipment used to convert jatropha oil into jet fuel.

On December 3, a Boeing 747 belonging to Air New Zealand is scheduled to take off from Auckland, New Zealand, powered in part by a new type of jet fuel made from a weed. A mixture of equal parts biofuel and conventional fuel will run one of the plane’s engines. The biofuel, which could help reduce carbon-dioxide emissions, was developed by UOP, a major supplier of technology for petroleum refining.

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