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In representation of the Amaranth Institute Board and members, I am excited to invite extend a call for proposals to present during the 2015 Amaranth Institute conference to be held in Chicago, Illinois from September 24-26.
Oral PresentationsIf you are interested please send the title of oral presentations (aka open assembly) and basic executive summary, half a page to me by April 1 (which could be extended if vacant slots exist).
Amaranth Worldwide Project (AWP) is a non-profit organization with the goal of increasing the beneficial utilization of amaranth as a source of food, medicine, and in other applications.
AWP commits to uniting a community of people, companies, and research institutions to advance this goal. Specifically, AWP will serve as a platform and catalyst for relationships among these groups so that all the benefits that amaranth has to offer to people are discovered and made known.
Sharing a photo from the National Amaranth Congress in Mexico. We registered more than 500 participants, including speakers from Argentina and Ecuador.
We are also working with a Federal Congressman to push for a government agenda with amaranth.
I believe the enthusiasm and active participation is a sign of more good things to come for amaranth.
Saludos, Pete Noll.
The Draft Genome and Transcriptome of Amaranthus hypochondriacus: A C4 Dicot Producing High-Lysine Edible Pseudo-Cereal DNA Res dsu021
First published online July 28, 2014 doi:10.1093/dnares/dsu021 (18 pages) Full paper available here
o Meeta Sunil, Arun K. Hariharan, Soumya Nayak, Saurabh Gupta, Suran R. Nambisan, Ravi P. Gupta, Binay Panda, Bibha Choudhary, and Subhashini Srinivasan
Current knowledge on Amaranthus spp: research avenues for improved nutritional value and yield in leafy amaranths in sub-Saharan Africa
Some research publications with an emphasis on publications that mention germplasm distributed from the genebank in Iowa where David Brenner works (many thanks to him):
Akond, M., S. Islam, and X. Wang. 2013. Characterization of biomass traits and cell wall components among diverse accessions of Amaranthaceae. Journal of Applied Phytotechnology in Environmental Sanitation 2:37-45.
Amaranth revival - Mexican farmers rediscover an ancient superfood
Mexico's conquistadors outlawed amaranth - a highly nutritious seed farmed by the indigenous peoples for millennia - due to its use in religious rituals. But it's now being hailed as a 'superfood', writes Anna Bruce, and a growing number of Mexican campesinos are once again cultivating the 'noble plant' among their corn, squash and beans.
Mexican Recipe Books (in Spanish)
Amaranto Fuente Maravillosa De Sabor Y Salud. Barros, Cristina Y Buenrostro Marco. Grijalbo. 1997
Arte Culinario Con Amaranto. Taboada Salgado, Marisela; Granjeno Collin, A.G. Y Reina Trujillo, Teresa. Universidad Autónoma Del Estado De Morelos. 1995
Gastronomía Del Amaranto ( Alegría O Huatli). México, Victor Manuel Mendoza Y José Pérez Nieto. Universidad Autónoma De Chapingo. 1997