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New Platform Helps Companies and Universities Tackle Obesity Through Pulses

New Platform Helps Companies and Universities Tackle Obesity Through Pulses
March 14
16:48 2016

To discover new ways of promoting pulses like lentils and peas to tackle obesity and undernutrition, the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University in Canada has launched a platform that enables companies and institutes to work together towards improving the nutrition of food products.

The Global Pulse Innovation Platform (PIP) has been launched to boost consumption of protein-rich pulses, a sustainable food product that helps prevent and manage chronic diseases such as diabetes. PIP gathers leaders from academia, government and the food value chain, from farmers to food companies, to reduce these diseases associated with malnutrition.

“We need to produce food that is nutritious, healthy for the planet, affordable, and great tasting – like black bean brownies or lentil-flour pizza dough,” says Dr Chris Lannon, Managing Director of the McGill Centre for the Convergence of Health and Economics (MCCHE), which will host the platform. “We’ll co-ordinate projects for members to identify and address these obstacles to innovation and build cooperation between them.”

Founding members include multinational food and drink giant PepsiCo, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), global leader in flavour innovation Firmenich, the CGIAR Research Program on Agriculture for Nutrition and Health (A4NH) led by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), and the INCLEN (International Clinical Epidemiology Network) Trust, as well as national industry association, Pulse Canada.

Gordon Bacon, CEO of Pulse Canada, says: “This is an opportunity for a food system transformation. The affordable nutrition of pulses, a staple in many diets, needs to be incorporated into more foods that fit today’s lifestyle and taste preferences.”

The platform coincides with the United Nations declaration of 2016 as the International Year of Pulses, which aims to achieve food security and nutritional objectives from the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. More about PIP can be found at www.mcgill.ca/pip.

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