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Feb. 21, 2015 Spotlight on NuCulture Foods!

Jenny Hogan took an orientation weekend at OSU her junior year in high school, visited the food science department, and discovered her passion. She went on to study food science at Oregon State University and hold internships in food product laboratories such as the Oregon State Sensory lab, a state-of-the-art facility designed to evaluate the full sensory experience (taste, texture, smell, appearance, sound) of food and other products. ...

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Feb. 20, 2015 Salts, Trace Minerals, and Health

by Leanne Haight. A few years back, I was working for a company in Portland, Oregon, and I got a phone call from the hospital saying that my mom had been admitted via ambulance due to a heart issue (undefined at that point). You can imagine what taking a call of that nature was like. ...

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Feb. 19, 2015 Spotlight on Heirlooms Evermore!

Deerpark, Washington. Farrah McGuire grew up on a dairy farm in Indiana and loved to garden with her mom. She was fascinated with seeds, their history, and especially with the diversity, health benefits, and bright colors of the heirloom varieties. ...

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Jan. 21, 2015 Defining Organic Honey

For thousands of years, honey has been used medicinally. It is particularly well-known for its aid in wound healing, as well as other skin ailments and gastrointestinal issues. It is made up of glucose and fructose sugars, along with an abundance of trace minerals and proteins, vitamins, and antioxidants. With all these healing properties, Azure feels it’s important to find sources of honey that are certified organic to ensure a pure product is available for its customers. ...

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Jan. 20, 2015 Spotlight on Oregon Brineworks!

Odell, Oregon. Oregon Brineworks fuses tradition with nuanced creativity. Brian and Connie Shaw are entrepreneurial farmers who found the perfect outlet for their artistry: Raw, organic, sustainable, healthy, fermented foods. ...

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