ISSUE DATE: 06/20/2011
By Jennifer M. Latzke
Since the time man first combined water, flour and heat and created bread, wheat has become known as the staff of life. It's difficult to improve on a classic.
But Brian Strouts, head of Research and Technical Assistance at the American Institute of Baking, is sure going to try.
Strouts, a research baker by trade, coordinates many lines of research and development at AIB headquarters in Manhattan, Kan.
"We're really trying to do two things," Strouts said. "First, we conduct basic research trying to find new solutions to old questions. Something that would use new technology or even old technology to answer a problem." Second, he added, is that his group looks at the whole wheat chain, from the wheat standing in the field to the bread coming out of the ovens at major bakeries, and at how to continue to increase demand for wheat products.
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