In December 2013, the United Nations General Assembly (UN) voted unanimously to declare 2016 the International Year of Pulses (IYP). Since 1959, the UN has dedicated special years and observances to promote international awareness and action on various topics.

Throughout 2016 the Global Pulse Confederation (GPC) will celebrate, raise awareness and promote consumption of pulses at events around the globe.

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Because they are so healthy, nutritious and versatile, pulses are becoming a more popular choice for food manufacturers all over the world as an ingredient in breads, noodles, snacks, and gluten-free foods