UACES Facebook Non-GMO Soybean Food Product Development - May 2012

Non-GMO Soybean Food Product Development - May 2012

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Audio/Video Script:

[Video shows various pictures of soybean fields with specialists or agents in fields. Music plays in the background]

[Title Slide – Non-GMO Soybean Food Product Development Your Arkansas Soybean Podcast. Presented by University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture Research and Extension University of Arkansas System, Arkansas Soybean Promotion Board.]

You may be aware that there is large variety of food products that can be made from soybeans. But did you know that there are more than 20 non-GMO soybean food products currently in development at University of Arkansas Department of Food Science? [Video shows a table with different food products made from edamame. Picture shows the Food Science building.]

With the majority of funding coming from the Arkansas Soybean Promotion Board, students and professors in the program are working hard to develop food products made from soybeans grown right here in the state of Arkansas. [Video shows various pictures of soybean fields with specialists or agents in fields, Arkansas Soybean Promotion Board and soybean products.]

Recently we sat down with Dr. Hettiarachchy, a professor and researcher in the department of food science and learned about the large variety of products she and her students have been developing.  [Video shows Dr. Hettiarachchy in a lab.]

My research area is mostly in bioactives that fight against cancer, obesity, diabetes, and also the Alzheimer’s and heart disease. So that’s the basic research focus area. [Navam S. Hettiarachchy, Ph.D. Biochemistry, University Professor, Integrated Protein, Nutraceutical, and Food Safety Program, University of Arkansas Department of Food Science.]

Some of the products include roasted and freeze-fried soybeans, canned vegetable soybeans, cookies, dips, as well as soy milk, yogurt and tofu. According to Dr. Hettiarachchy, soy milk, canned soybeans and the roasted freeze-dried beans, will be the first of the Arkansas soybeans products that you may be seeing in your supermarkets very soon. [Video shows roasted and freeze dried soybeans, soy milk, dip, a can, and yogurt.]

[Title slide – Your Arkansas Soybean Podcast. Video shows various pictures of soybean fields with specialists or agents in fields. U of A Division of Agriculture Research and Extension University of Arkansas System, Arkansas Soybean Promotion Board. For more information on soybean farming in Arkansas contact your county extension office or go to www.uaex.edu. Your Arkansas Soybean Podcast.]

 

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