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  • Little Beans, Big Opportunities: Realizing the Potential of Pulses to Meet Today's Global Health Challenges

    Thursday, November 19, 2015 | 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
    The New York Academy of Sciences

    Presented by Bush Brothers & Company, The Sackler Institute for Nutrition Science, and The New York Academy of Sciences

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    The General Assembly of the United Nations' proclamation of 2016 as the "International Year of Pulses" focuses attention on pulse crops, such as beans, peas, lentils, and chickpeas. This diverse group of staple foods has been cultivated by civilizations across the globe for over 10,000 years. Global activities throughout 2016 will explore the integral role these nutrient-dense foods can play in small-holder sustainable cropping systems and meet the global nutrition and agricultural challenges of our time. This inaugural conference will look at the contribution of pulses in healthy and sustainable diets, examine how pulses can make significant impacts on public health, and explore opportunities for enhancing these benefits broadly through food system innovations. The conference is presented by The Sackler Institute for Nutrition Science and Bush Brothers & Company. Organizing sponsors include the Global Pulse Confederation, American Pulse Association, and Pulse Canada.

    Scientific Organizing Committee

    Amy R. Beaudreault, PhD, The Sackler Institute for Nutrition Science
    Julianne Curran, PhD, Pulse Canada
    Anna Lartey, PhD, United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization
    John McDermott, PhD, International Food Policy Research Institute
    Sara F. Rose, Bush Brothers & Company
    Janice MW Rueda, PhD, ADM Edible Bean Specialties, Inc.
    Julie Shlisky, PhD, The Sackler Institute for Nutrition Science
    Irvin Widders, PhD, Michigan State University

    A complimentary 1-year NYAS membership will be included for current nonmember attendees.

    Read more in Amy R. Beaudreault, PhD's Huffington Post blog, Pulses: Little Beans with Big Opportunities. Dr. Beaudreault is the Associate Director of the Sackler Institute for Nutrition Science at the New York Academy of Sciences and a member of the Scientific Organizing Committee for Little Beans, Big Opportunities.

    Registration Pricing

      By 10/2/2015 After 10/2/2015 Onsite
    Member $30 $40 $50
    Member (Student / Postdoc / Resident / Fellow) $15 $25 $35
    Nonmember (Academia) $65 $85 $95
    Nonmember (Corporate) $85 $105 $115
    Nonmember (Non-profit) $65 $85 $95
    Nonmember (Student / Postdoc / Fellow) $45 $55 $65

     


    Presented by

    • Bush Brothers & Company
    • The New York Academy of Sciences
    • The Sackler Institute for Nutrition Science

     

    Organizing Partners

    • American Pulse Association
    • Global Pulse Confederation
    • Pulse Canada
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