BGLife Barley Partners with Nourish America Help Fight Hunger with Nutrient-Dense Barley Donation

Thousands of Low Income Families In Need Have Benefited

SANTA BARBARA, CA (May 15, 2008)- With more than 12 million children in America
going to bed hungry every night, malnutrition is a vital issue affecting millions of
families across the US and threatening our nation's future. Nourish America, an award
winning charity is working to address America's hunger by providing healthy food and
vitamins supplements to those in need across the United States.

BGLife™ Barley recently joined in Nourish America's effort with a contribution of 3,600
packages of BGLife's Whole-Control Cereal from Phoenix Agri Research.

Barley is a high-fiber and low-fat whole grain, naturally effective in protecting against
Type 2 Diabetes, weight management, satiation, blood pressure control, certain
cancers, and protection against cardiovascular disease. Through Nourish America, the
residents of the American Housing Foundation projects in Texas, Arizona, Florida, and
Oklahoma as well as clients of the Center for People in Need in Lincoln, Nebraska
received the many benefits of this product.

"The risk of diabetes in America is alarming," says Ron Ueland, president of Phoenix
Agri Research. "We support Nourish America's mission to improve the health status at
risk of malnutrition. We are pleased to donate a wholesome, healthy food product to
those who need it most."

Nourish America P.O. Box 567, Ojai, CA 93024 ◦ (805) 715-2693 ◦ (805) 715-9701 fax ◦
BGLife Barley 8 West Park Street, Suite 210, Butte, MT 59701
"American Housing Foundation is proud to partner with Nourish America and BGLife
Barley to help meet the nutritional needs of our residents. Good nutrition is critical to
the overall health and wellbeing of our residents, many of whom live on extremely
limited resources. The barley cereal will directly benefit families and individuals in
need in over 50 communities in 5 states. These people would most likely not ever be
able to afford such a high quality, organic product for their families. American Housing
Foundation is grateful for the opportunity to be part of this collaboration in order to
enhance the quality of life of our residents," says Suzanne Wendt, Resident Services
Regional Director. Families at American Housing Foundation also receive daily
multivitamins for children from Nourish America.

"This work is far too vast for any one organization to tackle by itself. It takes
partnerships like this one to make an impact on malnutrition in the United States. We
deeply thank BGLife Barley for their generosity and American Housing Foundation and
the Center for People in Need for their support in making this donation a successful
example of how companies and organizations working together can improve the lives
of the many in need in America," states Michael Morton, Executive Director.
"Resident response to the barley distribution has been phenomenal! We have had
parents and seniors coming in and asking for several bags after they have sampled the
first one they received. Unfortunately, diabetes is a disease that we hear about at all
of our properties. Residents who are in that battle have really expressed great
enthusiasm and gratitude for the barley. One resident in Austin, Texas shared her
success with baking "oat" bread with the barley. She said that her kids loved it and she
felt great knowing that she was providing them a nutritional snack, not junk food.
Thank you to BGLife Barley and Nourish America for enabling us to assist our families
with their nutritional needs," said Ms. Wendt.

About Nourish America
Nourish America™ is a 501 (c) 3, non-profit organization committed to improving the
health of those at risk of those in need through vitamin supplementation, nourishing
foods (including naturals and organics) and health education. Since 1999, Nourish
America has provided nutritional aid to hundreds of thousands of children, prenatal
mothers, teens, senior citizens, veterans, and natural disaster victims in 40 states.
Nourish America has received the highest rating two years in a row from Charity
Navigator, the nation's leading charity watchdog organization, ranking it in the top
14% of 5,000 of America's best-known charities for fiscal management. Independent
audits show that 94% of all donations go directly to programs and those served.

About BGLife™ Barley
BGLife Barley is naturally selected for its superior nutritional profile and high betaglucan
concentration. BGLife provides food ingredient applications in the form of whole
berries, whole flakes, quick flakes, instant flakes, steel cut grits and flour. Additionally,
BGLife offers a new consumer product, Heart Balance cereal. Phoenix Agri Research
(PAR) sells BGLife and other products developed by WestBred, LLC. Learn more at

About America Housing Foundation
American Housing Foundation is dedicated to the promotion, creation and preservation
of quality housing for seniors, students, and low to moderate income families. We also
offer community development programs, educational scholarships and other activities
Nourish America P.O. Box 567, Ojai, CA 93024 ◦ (805) 715-2693 ◦ (805) 715-9701 fax ◦
BGLife Barley 8 West Park Street, Suite 210, Butte, MT 59701
and programs that will enhance the lives of the residents and communities we serve.
AHF has over 50 communities with approximately 14,000 residents in several states.


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