By Barb Darrow
July 26, 2017

This week, Bill Gates posted a blog about his recent visit to Washington State University’s Bread Lab and, somewhat to his own surprise, discovered that bread—even croissants—made with whole grains taste good, according to his blog post.

Gates, in case you did not know, is the co-founder of Microsoft (msft) and co-chairman of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation,

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One of the issues with bread, is that many people still prefer white loaves and rolls made with bleached, processed flour, although that bread is not as nutritious as product made with whole grains.

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The Lab, which is hosting its grand opening on Tuesday, is researching grains that make for great tasting—and nutritionally rich—bread. That would be good for consumers, bakers, plant breeders, and local farmers.

Note: (July 25, 2017 11:50 a.m.) This story was updated to correct the name of the university affiliated with the Bread Lab. It is Washington State University, not the University of Washington.

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