IYP Pulses & pulse research in CSSA's web stories
Domesticating plants to grow as crops can turn out to be a double-edged scythe.
On one hand, selecting specific desirable traits, such as high yields, can increase crop productivity. But...
Farmers across the world produce between 10 and 13 million tons of field pea every year. That makes it a top legume crop, just behind dry beans and chickpeas.
Kidney beans, like most other beans, are a nutritional powerhouse. They are packed with complex carbohydrates, protein, iron, and folate. They are also a good source of soluble fiber, which has...
Farmers in Montana, and other parts of the Northern Great Plains, are shifting from cereal mono-cropping to a cereal-dry pea cropping system. This transition is not without its share of unknowns,...
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The small but mighty chickpea packs a dietary and environmental punch. They are an important source of nutrition, especially protein, for billions of people across the world. Additionally,...
The Crops Science Society of American (CSSA) is proud to announce the winners of its School Garden Photo Contest: Green Scene of Chicago, IL, and Kennedy Middle School of Aiken, SC....
Tim Close has found himself, happily, stuck in a library. But it’s not your typical library with shelves and books. It’s a genetic library of cowpea varieties, also known as black-eyed...
Poor nutrition can cause health problems ranging from nutrient deficiencies to obesity. Nutrient deficiencies are less common in wealthy nations where people eat a high proportion...
Pulses' fame has also spread to other media sources:
- The United Nations' launch announcement of IYP: http://www.fao.org/news/story/en/item/343558/icode/
- Colorado State University's page with research summaries, recipes, and more: www.cropsforhealth.colostate.edu/
- Global Pulse Confederation's summary of pulses' health benefits: http://www.iyp2016.org/themes/food-security-nutrition-innovation
- An interview with two researchers teaming up to find out how eating beans can prevent breast cancer: https://www.goift.com/news/150413-breeding-beans-to-fight-breast-cancer-an-interview-with-dr-henry-thompson-and-mark-brick-bard/
- Summary of research linking bean consumption to longevity: http://nutritionfacts.org/2014/09/16/eat-beans-to-live-longer
- Short video about beans and their effect on blood sugar levels:.http://nutritionfacts.org/video/beans-and-the-second-meal-effect
- Researchers find beans are an ancient solution to 21st century health issues: https://www.crops.org/publications/csa/articles/59/8/4 .
- Eating pulses helps control Type 2 diabetes and coronary heart disease: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/10/121022162546.htm
- Pulse Canada's summary of the benefits of pulses for the environment, our health, and food security: http://www.baljvaxtakademin.se/home/baljvaxter/Give_peas_a_chance_Pulse-Canada-White-Paper.pdf
- Breeders prepare for future heat and drought with new bean varieties: http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/30-heat-tolerant-strains-of-beans-identified/
- Growing pulse crops feeds the soil: http://www.pulsecanada.com/environment/sustainability/sustainability-cropping-systems/whats-the-pulse-impact-on-soil
- Pulses are a sustainable crop: http://www.cicilsiptic.org/pulses.php?id=25
- In-depth PowerPoint from NDSU Extension Services outlining the benefits of growing pulse crops: http://www.northernpulse.co
- "White gold" beans important to assisting in Ethiopian drought: http://reliefweb.int/report/ethiopia/white-gold-beans-beat-drought-ethiopia
- Fiber-full, bean-based meal provides same feeling of fullness as meat: http://www.labmanager.com/news/2015/09/beef-vs-bean-meals-both-provide-similar-feeling-of-fullness#.VhvlRytWLL9
- Beans part of larger health trend focusing on vegetable consumption: http://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2016/01/01/461704287/vegetables-likely-to-take-more-of-your-plate-in-2016?utm_campaign=storyshare&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_medium=social
- The International Year of Pulses is the number one food story to watch in 2016: http://www.nationofchange.org/news/2016/01/04/the-future-of-food-16-most-exciting-stories-for-2016/
- Light-hearted story about local Alabama pulses rising in the marketplace, food traditions, and how a marriage between Alabama and Louisiana natives can survive despite food tradition fueds. http://www.nytimes.com/2015/12/30/dining/black-eyed-peas-cowpea-field-peas.html?_r=0
- High-protein, low-water pulses are a win for the environment, farmers, and the world's population. http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2016/01/06/3736145/year-of-pulses-2016-beans-lentils-chickpeas/
- USDA releases 2015 dietary guidelines, recommending dry beans and lentils as part of a healthy, varied diet. http://health.gov/news/dietary-guidelines-digital-press-kit/2016/01/top-10-things-you-need-to-know/
- IYP provides a chance to highlight a "better for you" food, pushing the envelope on expectations and information. http://brownfieldagnews.com/2016/01/22/141796/
- Canadian craft brewers use beans for new ales celebrating IYP: https://www.realagriculture.com/2016/01/beans-and-beer-all-hail-to-brown-ale/
- Eating more pulses is smart for tackling climate change: http://foodtank.com/news/2016/02/a-diet-change-to-fight-climate-change-eat-more-pulses
- Conference in Zambia emphasizes pulses' important role in zero hunger, good health, and environmental goals--and its need for research funding: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/robynne-anderson/pulses-set-racing-at-vict_b_9369216.html
- Evolving understanding of good farming practices has brought us to pulse crops: http://www.agweb.com/article/pulse-crops-a-timely-option-naa-chris-bennett/
- Researchers share resources, knowledge to improve mung beans: http://avrdc.org/beans-without-borders/
- Researchers to map out black-eyed peas genome for better breeding: https://www.morningagclips.com/scientists-to-sequence-cowpea-genome/
- The many reasons to celebrating IYP: http://www.care2.com/greenliving/why-you-should-eat-pulses-every-day.html#bbgp=294194735
- Pulses worthy of celebration: http://www.toledoblade.com/A-E/2016/04/17/Finger-on-the-pulse-1.html
- New generation of South Dakota farm family puts pulses on the land: http://www.tristateneighbor.com/news/crop/pulse-crops-a-good-fit-for-central-s-d-crop/article_68196196-1601-11e6-b66f-cfd902ab5ae4.html
- British Columbia farmner's book makes the case for pulses: http://www.treehugger.com/green-food/power-pulses-saving-world-peas-beans-chickpeas-favas-lentils-book-review.html
- In Missouri? Visit the Gene Zoo, including a section devoted to pulse crops! http://genezoo.missouri.edu/pulsecrops.cfm
- Aquafaba--the bean liquid that can replace eggs: http://www.cnn.com/2016/06/14/health/what-is-aquafaba/index.html
- India is a leader in the trend towards increased pulse production: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/india-has-triggered-global-pulse-race-nidhi-nath-srinivas
- Pulse chips celebrate IYP: http://www.wdrb.com/story/32289090/rw-garcia-honors-international-year-of-pulses-with-new-tortilla-chip-line
- Special ambassador for IYP-North America redefines "pulses": http://www.globalharvestinitiative.org/index.php/2016/06/leading-pulse-scientist-appointed-special-ambassador-for-the-international-year-of-pulses-for-north-america/
- Biofortified beans, rich in iron, reverses iron deficiency: http://www.harvestplus.org/knowledge-market/in-the-news/biofortified-beans-reverses-iron-deficiency-women
- New disease resistant chickpea developed in Australia: http://www.seedquest.com/news.php?type=news&id_article=80025
- In Ethiopia, faba beans may see a revival: http://sogotradedev.websol.barchart.com/?module=topNews&storyID=637480
- Great reasons to love pulses: http://www.livablefutureblog.com/2016/08/year-of-pulses
- Five reasons--great summary! http://www.treehugger.com/green-food/5-ways-which-pulses-can-help-world.html