Companies and universities tackle obesity through pulses

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To discover new ways of promoting pulses like lentils and peas to tackle obesity and undernutrition, the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University 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) aims 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.”

Read full article: BDaily, 11 March, 2016