SemencesTV by @GNIS produced a wonderful TV show on agricultural issues during the French Agricultural Fair (Salon de l’Agriculture) last March in Paris. One of the shows focused on pulses and lentils. Moderated by Delphine Guey, GNIS, the show illustrates the growing interest of French producers and consumers for pulses, through the particular example of the lentil steak. Delphine Guey interviews an agronomic researcher, an organic pulse grower and a young start-up producing lentil steak.
The French food agency (ANSES) has updated the guidance that underpins France's official dietary guidelines. According to the new commentary to the recommendations (https://www.anses.fr/fr/system/files/NUT2012SA0103Ra-1.pdf), a series of changes regarding pulses were implemented, including:
The Global Pulse Confederation would like to extend its sincere congratulations to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization, and to Burkina Faso for an extremely successful closing of the 2016 International Year of Pulses. GPC was able to participate in this extraordinary event, alongside ministers and high level representatives of countries and other stakeholders committed to promoting the benefits of pulses for the health of people and of the planet. “This event was an opportunity to demonstrate our collective commitment to furthering the progress made on this front beyond 2016, and to continue to build on the Year’s achievements” commented Huseyin Arslan, president of the GPC. The event was a fitting capstone to the 2016 International Year of Pulses, and we wish to commend the FAO and Burkina Faso for demonstrating the importance of pulses to feeding the world in a healthy and sustainable way.