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Could Canada have the pulse of a new era for food?

A new year is soon upon us and the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization has declared that 2016 will be the International Year of Pulses.

The idea is to position pulses as a primary source of protein and other essential nutrients. Given the science behind pulses, and the challenges animal-protein production faces, it is appropriate that the FAO is showcasing the virtues of such a fascinating crop, says Sylvain Charlebois, a professor at the University of Guelph's Food Institute, and Ralph Martin, a professor and Loblaw Chair in Sustainable Food Production at the University of Guelph.

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