Urban Wheat Field on display in nation's capital
September 24, 2010
WASHINGTON — The Wheat Foods Council’s two-day Urban Wheat Field experience launched Sept. 23 in Washington, two years after appearing in New York. The event features every stop on the grain chain, including the wheat field, mills, ovens and the finished product. The event also provides access to experts from around the country, including farmers, millers, bakers and registered dietitians.
“With alarming obesity rates and confusing nutrition information, we think it’s important to get people thinking about their foods in new, interesting ways,” said Judi Adams, R.D. and president of the W.F.C. “With the Urban Wheat Field, we’re not just telling people that whole and enriched grain foods are good choices, but showing them how the grain gets from point A to B and what nutritional properties make it a healthful choice.”
The live display covers approximately one-quarter of an acre at 3rd Street and Maryland Avenue, SW, in Washington and runs through Sept. 24.