General Mills, SDSU Partner for Oats Research

General Mills, SDSU Partner for Oats Research

by Regina Garcia Cano, Associated Press
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.@GeneralMills + @SDStat open Oats Research Lab to breed more #sustainable oats in key US growing region

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More than 600 of General Mills U.S. retail products contain oats.

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The maker of Cheerios cereal, Nature Valley bars and Yoplait yogurt has chosen South Dakota State University as its partner in an effort to improve the quality of oats and make the crop more sustainable.

A new research laboratory will focus on the grain that's found in more than a quarter of the Minneapolis-based General Mills' products, and provide a place for the company's scientists to collaborate with the Brookings university's plant breeders, grain, environmental and seed experts, student researchers and others.

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Three interesting facts about oats:

1. Oats have multiple health benefits: they offer heart health, energy, fiber and glucose reduction.

2. Oats are highter in protein and fiber and contain unique antioxidants, when compared to other common grains.

3. Oats are a hardy crop, requiring little water to grow, and are part of our 10x20 sustainable sourcing committment. 

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