Stories tagged: iyp2016

Winning Innovators Pitch Pulse Products at IFT2016

Innovators from all over the world won the chance to present their unique pulse-based products at the Institute of Food Technologists Expo in Chicago this week.

The Global Pulse Confederation, a Farming First supporter via the International Agri-Food Network designed the “LovePulses Produce Showcase” competition to discover a new wave of pulse products for the market, in celebration of the International Year of Pulses.  Continue reading

LovePulses Product Showcase at IFT 2016

19th July 2016

Chicago, Illinois

The LovePulses Product Showcase demonstrates the innovative potential and versatility of pulse ingredients.

In honour of the United Nations designation of 2016 as the International Year of Pulses, countries around the world held competitions encouraging the development of food products containing pulses as core ingredients. The LovePulses Showcase at IFT 2016 will feature some of the top innovations created by individuals and teams of students and professionals from all corners of the globe, giving them the chance to pitch their products to investors.  Read more >>

Hakan Bahceci: Making 2016 a Breakout Year for Pulses

In this guest post, Hakan Bahceci, CEO of Hakan Foods and Former Global Pulse Confederation President, explains why everyone should be talking about pulses in 2016.

An ancient group of crops is being reborn. 2016 has been declared the International Year of Pulses, and will celebrate the humble beans, peas, lentils and chickpeas that despite being part of one of the oldest crop groups to be farmed, have fallen out of fashion in some parts of the world and become marginalised in agricultural and development policies

07For the last five years, poor monsoons have impacted pulse production. In addition, El Niño and other climate change impacts, subsidies on cereals over pulses, and lack of research budgets, have all taken their toll.

Yet pulses can be a major weapon in the fight against many of the most urgent challenges the global population faces, from malnutrition and hunger, to climate change, water scarcity and land degradation.  Continue reading