The Barley Balance – Barley, fibre and diabetes

November is Diabetes Awareness month. The Canadian Diabetes Association reports more than nine million Canadians (one in four) are living with diabetes or pre-diabetes. Another alarming statistic is 20 people are diagnosed with diabetes every hour of every day. There are three types of ...

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Go Barley samples beers of the season

As sure as leaves turn and fall begins, pumpkin beers are brewed and drank by thirsty Canadians. It’s a seasonal brew that’s as spicy (and fleeting) as the season. In celebration of this special beverage, six experienced beer tasters (including yours truly) took part in the inaugural Go Barley ...

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Go Barley is going to Japan

Hi everyone: On Oct. 8 I am going to Japan to promote barley with Alberta Barley Vice-Chairman Trevor Petersen. This is a great opportunity to see what kinds of products are available in the Japanese market that might be enjoyed here at home or to develop export prospects for Alberta barley in ...

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The Barley Balance – Autumn harvest

Autumn is about abundance. No wonder that until the 1500s the season was simply called “harvest” in Germanic languages. Typically barley is planted in spring, from May to June, and harvested from August to October. To celebrate the fall bounty, I want to share with you three delicious autumn ...

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