The Heat Is On: WSU Food Engineer Works to Commercialize Radio Frequency Treatments for Insect Pest Control

PULLMAN, Wash.—The irony probably wasn’t lost on Washington State University food engineer Juming Tang. Tang recently opened a bottle of lotus seeds to put in soup and smelled mold, a telltale sign that insect pests had already begun eating without him. Larvae hatched from eggs laid in the seeds create a moist environment for the […]

Alum-Driven Business Expands Homemade, Local Hummus in Tough Economy

CLARKSTON, Wash.—May 2010 wasn’t the best time for Heath and Tish Barnes to launch their new hummus business. The bad economy aside, Bronzestone Hummus was competing with not only big-name U.S. labels like Sabra and Tribe, but also with other companies introducing their brands at the same time. But the Barneses had a huge advantage: […]

WSU, USDA Host Representatives of Afghanistan’s Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock

PULLMAN, Wash.—Washington State University’s International Agricultural Development Office and the U.S. Department of Agriculture are hosting 12 representatives of the Afghanistan Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock through Sept. 30 so they can observe agricultural research and extension services at the national and state levels. The visit is part of an executive management-fellowship program for […]