Innovesca bets on amaranth plants from Rwanda-Project Olympus - Carnegie Mellon University

Friday, September 13, 2013

Innovesca bets on amaranth plants from Rwanda

Kale chips. Dandelion greens sauteed in butter and garlic. Wild ramp lemon risotto.A foodie revolution that has turned former castaways of the American garden into centerpieces of the dinner table could turn a weed in Rwanda into a cash crop, if a local company's plan falls into place.

Innovesca, an Uptown food technology company started in Carnegie Mellon University's Project Olympus program, has inked a deal with Rwanda's Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Resources to grow and process the amaranth plant for retail sale... Read More»

By: Deborah M. Todd / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette