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In brief for Oregon on Sept. 23, 2011

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Flour baron gives millions to OHSU


Bob Moore, founder of Bob's Red Mill, has pledged $25 million to the Oregon Health and Science University in Portland.


With his wife, Charlee, Moore established the Bob and Charlee Moore Institute for Nutrition and Wellness at OHSU. According to a university press release, its aim is to avert problems caused by unhealthful eating through research and community outreach.


Bob's Red Mill Natural Foods was founded in 1978 with the mission of moving people back to the basics with healthy whole grains, high-fiber and complex carbohydrates.


Bob's Red Mill offers all-natural, organic and gluten-free flours, cereals, meals and mixes for pancakes, breads and soups, with more than 400 products available throughout the world.




Group seeks input on barns


The Oregon Barn Initiative, a collaborative effort that includes the Historic Preservation League of Oregon, is taking an online survey about protecting historic barns around the state.


The survey seeks input from farmers and others who have an interest in saving historically significant barns.


The survey is online at www.surveymonkey.com/s/

OregonHistoricBarns


For information, send an e-mail to oregonbarn@gmail.com.



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