The winner of the Le Cordon Bleu pulses recipe contest

Students at the Le Cordon Bleu Culinary program in Minneapolis, MN were challenged to create a pulse based dish featuring kidney beans, which grow in Minnesota. The judges of the competition included Jessie Hunter- American Pulse Association, Chef Christine Farkas iHeartFood Canada, and Charles Wachmuth- Chippewa Valley Beans. The winners were Eric Marbut and Michael Coroni.

The global social media and PR campaign in support of IYP 2016 has been selected as the Best International Campaign of 2016 by the judges of the influential CorpComms Awards. The judges described it as ‘a truly good, multi-channel approach for a campaign rooted in real insights’.

Diabetes rates are steadily rising across the globe, but affordable, sustainable, healthy pulses offer one way to fight back. On 14 November, the World Diabetes Foundation is raising awareness about healthy eating and exercise through its Global Diabetes Walk campaign — and all are welcome to join them.

This year’s World Food Day theme is 'Climate is Changing. Food and Agriculture must too.' The UN notes that the effects of climate change have the worst effect on the world’s poorest people, many of whom work as farmers, and make it harder for them to grow food and they threaten the global goal to end hunger by 2030.

These global drylands crop and forage genetic resources and the world’s largest collection of crop wild relatives are public goods, freely available to strengthen food security and fight climate change.

The Global Pulse Confederation have published a nutrition guide to highlight the weight-loss benefits of beans, peas, chickpeas and lentils.

Recent research in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition1 has shown eating just one cup of pulses a day helps weight loss by making you feel fuller for longer.