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.
|Member (Student / Postdoc / Resident / Fellow)
|Nonmember (Student / Postdoc / Fellow)