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IN THE NEWS
What they're saying:
"Amaranth, known for its gluten-free grain and long life in flower arrangements, harbors a dense, nutritious leaf that some people eat but many find too bitter and throw away.
“The leaves are incredibly nutritious but go to waste. It's viewed as a poor man's food,” said Innovesca founder Mary Beth Wilson.
"If the nutrients from a crop that is plentiful and underutilized can be optimized, the potential for solving problems in countries battling malnutrition–from the United States to countries in Africa—is groundbreaking."
"I founded Innovesca to further develop this research behind optimized ingredients and to commercialize this technology with the goal of improving global nutrition. But also, through our business operations, we aim to maximize the positive social impact of what we do."
"This could be an opportunity for widely common, underutilized plants to be used to address issues of food security as well as provide for wide and emerging markets in both East Africa and western markets for processed food products."
Developed with support from the Gates Foundation and National Science Foundation.
Won the Bill & Melinda Gates Grand Challenges Exploration Award to improve infant and child nutrition.
Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Grant from the National Science Foundation
A recipient of $25K grant from Urban Innovation21.
Innovesca bridges food innovation with social impact, and transforms underutilized plants into nutrient optimized whole-food ingredients.
Please send all media inquiries to:
Mary Beth Wilson | 1727 Blvd of the Allies Pittsburgh, PA 15219 | firstname.lastname@example.org
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