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The Outlook for Innovation with Almonds – Almond Board of California
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“We take a very holistic approach in terms of the research that we fund to support our growers and our crop,” says Karen Lapsley. “From that perspective, we have four research programs, and now we’ve just added on a whole biomass research program with the ultimate goal of working toward zero waste for our crop.” In terms of the hulls and shells from the almonds, the board is looking for different ways to process and utilize them, with potential examples being animal feed and insect farming.

 

 

 

About the Almond Board of California

California almonds make life better by what we grow and how we grow. The Almond Board of California promotes natural, wholesome and quality almonds through leadership in strategic market development, innovative research, and accelerated adoption of industry best practices on behalf of the more than 6,800 almond farmers and processors in California, most of whom are multi-generational family operations. Established in 1950 and based in Modesto, California, the Almond Board of California is a non-profit organization that administers a grower-enacted Federal Marketing Order under the supervision of the United States Department of Agriculture. For more information on the Almond Board of California or almonds, visit Almonds.com or check out California Almonds on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and the California Almonds blog.

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