IYP Pulses & pulse research in CSSA's web stories
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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