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: September 2014

Celebrate World Heart Day with Almonds

Did you know that heart disease and stroke are the world’s leading causes of death, claiming 17.3 million lives each year? And yet, at least 80% of premature deaths from cardiovascular disease can be avoided if diet and lifestyle risk factors are controlled.Read more »

Meet the Growers

Last week we shared some of the innovative techniques growers are using to be as efficient as possible with their natural resources, and today we want to introduce you to some of the people themselves.Read more »

Did you know that almond trees actually produce three “products”?

In addition to the nut we know and love, there is also the shell, which is used as animal bedding and as an alternative fuel source in co-generation plants. Then, around the shell there’s also a fuzzy hull, which is used as livestock feed. Using hulls as feed reduces the need to grow alfalfa and other feed crops with California’s precious water.Read more »

Making the Most of Every Drop

September is a busy month for almond growers, who are right in the middle of harvesting their crops. To celebrate the harvest, we’re highlighting some of the accomplishments in efficiency almond growers have made over the past few decades.Read more »