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photos from previous WGC conferences
For more than 25 years, our conferences have been praised for offering a unique mix of delicious food, cutting-edge science, and personal interaction. Find out what makes our conferences so special, and see what we have in store for you in Seattle next month!
Freekeh Soup with Shrimp and Dates
With farmers markets chock full of colorful squashes, carrots, cabbage, and cauliflower, making whole-grain-and-vegetable soups is a really simple, delicious way to embrace the fall season.
Maria Speck with a Grain Mill
Just as freshly ground coffee beans can add more depth and flavor to your morning brew, while protecting against unpleasant bitterness, freshly milled grains can add a similar benefits package to your whole grain baked goods.
2 out of 3 people make as least half their grain whole infographic
What do Americans know about whole grains? As more people make the switch from refined grains to whole, what motivates them – or holds them back? Have they heard of sorghum, farro, teff? Which grains do they love the most? Our survey answers those questions and more!
Image of the Ralston Family
The Ralston family has been working American soil for 10 generations. With one foot proudly rooted in their family’s legacy, the Ralstons have taken a bold step into the future.
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Few regions know whole grains better than the Pacific Northwest. In preparation for our upcoming Whole Grains Council conference in Seattle, we spoke with local grain guru, Megan Gordon.
Bowl of oatmeal with bananas and blueberries
From vegan to paleo, it is hard to find a successful lifestyle where unrefined, healthy carbohydrates like fruit, legumes, whole grains, and vegetables do not play an important role. There is no single dietary villain or savior – a healthy diet includes countless different foods and nutrients.
A Singaporean shopper buying brown rice
Faced with rapidly rising rates of obesity and type 2 diabetes, the Singaporean government’s Health Promotion Board has been working hard to promote a major shift toward whole grains in a country where white rice and refined grain noodles make up a huge part of the average consumer diet.
Real Bread Outreach in Haiti
Give a man bread, and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to bake bread, and you feed him for a lifetime. Or at least that’s the way that Sue Becker is interpreting the age-old adage.
A spoonful of farro salad
As the summer solstice brightly hovers on the horizon, we’d like to highlight a summer favorite of ours – grain bowl salads.
Brown Rice Poke Bowl with veggies and shrimp
Plant-forward. Veg-centric. Plant-focused. These terms are making a splash in foodie lingo as an increasing number of innovative chefs and restauranteurs embrace meals using more whole grains, vegetables and legumes, and less meat.
salmon with balsamic strawberries and bulgur-sweet pea salad
Meal kits are a popular way for consumers to practice healthy habits, by building cooking skills and trying new ingredients like whole grains. Find out which whole grains might find their way onto your doorstep via meal kits, and read on about our experience here.

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