Réjean Picard, P.Ag member of the Manitoba Institute of Agrologists (MIA) knows a lot about producing pulses. He was interviewed by La Semaine Verte in a report on the production of pulses (in French, at 9:00 minutes).
The FAO, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations has declared 2016 International Year of Pulses. These dried beans can be stored for a long period without loosing their nutritious value and are an essential ingredient in the meals of many countries. In 20 years, Canada’s production evolved from being marginal to becoming the first producer and exporting country of pulses in the world. Most of the Canadian pulses are produced in Saskatchewan and Manitoba. The IYP2016 website provides material and information to discover all aspects of this nutritious food.