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  • Honing a craft

    Honing a craft

    Retired California rice researcher Jim Eckert refines rice malting for gluten-free brewing and distilling. By Vicky Boyd,  Editor — To describe Chico, California-based Eckert Malting and Brewing Co. as a labor of love is an understatement. What started as Jim ... Read More »
  • CRISPR-edited rice plants produce higher yields

    CRISPR-edited rice plants produce higher yields

    A team of scientists from Purdue University and the Chinese Academy of Sciences has used CRISPR/Cas9 gene-editing to develop a rice variety that produces 25-31 percent more grain and would have been virtually impossible to create through traditional breeding. The ... Read More »
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  • Rice enjoys craft beer  renaissance

    Rice enjoys craft beer renaissance

    Using rice as a beer ingredient is nothing new. Brewers before Prohibition used the grain because it imparted a light, crisp taste and effervescence, and Anheuser Busch has been doing so for decades. But they all used rice as an ... Read More »