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IPGA Knowledge Series: Desi and Kabuli Chickpeas
The second edition of this webinar series examines the chickpea outlook for India, Australia, Africa and Russia.
Dubai and DMCC to Host Pulses 2020
Report from Pulse Australia
By Ron Storey, Chair, Pulse Australia
Pulses as Nature’s Gift for Precision Food and Precision Nutrition
By Jamuna Prakash, Gordon Bacon and Laurette Dube
Pulses and Millet as Carriers of Nutrition
By Dr. Raj Bhandari MD Director of Boutique Foods and Technical Resource for Developing Operational Protocols for Community Management of Acute Malnutrition in India
Pulses Sector Needs Risk Management Tool
By Nidhi Nath Srinivas Chief Marketing Officer, NCDEX
Australian Lupin Ticks the High Protein, High Fibre, Low Carb Boxes
By Cindy Benjamin
Food Convergent Innovation Webinar Series: Pulses Program
By Laurette Dubé and Gordon Bacon
Eradicating Malnutrition with a Magic Pulse “Soyabean”
By Bhami Vora
Interviews with members of our industry
Pulses or pecans? The situation for Mexican chickpea farmers in 2022
A senior business developer at Comercializadora Columbia in Mexico City, Ricardo Ocejo Sandoval knows a thing or two about the pulse trade. He sat down with Luke Wilkinson to talk about new African markets, the pitfalls of international logistics, and the threat posed by pecans, as commodity prices waver.
“Global industry unity in the face of unprecedented challenges is critical; I expect some good dialogue, interaction and a refreshed policy agenda from Pulses 22.”
Kira Nash spoke with Rebecca Bratter from the US Dry Bean Council about the Council’s recent challenges and triumphs and about the past, present, and future of the dry bean industry.
“It's possible we could be seeing a short supply of chickpeas in the near future”
Returning for a chat with the GPC, Navneet Chhabra, Director of Global Garbanzo, talks to Luke Wilkinson about all things chickpea, from shampoo to innovative new trade routes. Navneet also talks us through the economic shockwave shaking up the pulse industry as a result of the ongoing conflict in Ukraine.
Mattia Pedon explains why Italy’s pulses market is not as small as it seems - and why it’s growing quickly
Kira Nash caught up with Mattia to discuss the situation of the pulse market in Italy.
For the love of lupins: The Lupin Co's David Fienberg on the next big plant protein
Speaking to Madaline Dunn from his factory in Perth, David Fienberg, founder and Chief Lupinologist at The Lupin Co, talked about the increasing popularity of the lupin bean, changing diets in Australia and supporting the global effort to popularize lupins for human consumption.
Jeff Van Pevenage thinks the pulse business is cool. And he’s not the only one
The CEO of Columbia Grain on why more and more young people are getting into the industry and what advice he’s passing on to his son.
Lupins for a longer life: Skinnybik's Dr. Antigone Kouris on the health benefits of lupins
Madaline Dunn spoke to Skinnybik's founder Dr. Antigone Kouris to hear what she's learned about pulses from 30 years working as a dietitian and academic and her passion for promoting lupins in the food industry.
Francisca Vera Vilches of Kiz on chickpea cereal and Chile’s health food boom
Francisca spoke to Luke Wilkinson about building a brand from the ground up and why chickpeas were the perfect choice for a nutritious, delicious cereal.
Tristan Choi of Lupin Platform Inc. on the untapped potential of the lupin bean
Lupin Platform Inc. is part of a project funded by Protein Industries Canada working to make the lupin bean Canada’s next staple crop.
The journey towards a more plant-based planet: Arjan Geerlings on the limitless benefits of pulses
Kira Nash spoke to Arjan Geerlings from Herba Ingredients about their move into pulses, organic and allergen-free production, and the current market situation.
Required reading: Mark Uebersax discusses the 2nd edition of his book Dry Beans and Pulses: Production, Processing, and Nutrition
“Pulse crops are the unsung heroes in the realm of food and agriculture production, and much additional education regarding the basic and inherent properties of pulses is required to further the adoption and utilization of these commodities. We hope our book can provide that.”
Kyle Hinrichs talks about Hinrichs Trading Company’s acquisition by Ardent Mills and the opportunities in the plant protein industry
Kira Nash spoke to Kyle Hinrichs of Hinrichs Trading Company about their recent acquisition by Ardent Mills, the state of the chickpea industry and what exciting innovation the future holds.
Dr Maria Saarela on pulse innovation at Adelaide's new plant-based food incubator laboratory
This week, Madaline Dunn talked to Dr Maria Saarela, Research Director in Food Sciences at the South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI), to learn more about Adelaide's new plant-based food incubator laboratory, the exciting research ahead and the challenges of working with pulses.
Trade Talk with Rav Kapoor of ETG Commodities
Founded more than fifty years ago, ETG is an agricultural conglomerate now operating in over forty countries around the world. Kirsten Provan spoke to ETG’s CEO, Rav Kapoor, to get a better understanding of the company’s aims and find out his thoughts on the current pulse market.
Beans, Brazil and Neymar: Maurício Bortolanza shares the secrets to his success
Maurício Bortolanza is director of new business at Kicaldo, which is one of the biggest bean suppliers in Brazil. In an interview with Ana Krepp, Maurício shares some in-depth insights into the country’s pulses market.
At his retirement, Casibeans’s Carlo Suy reflects on a life in the industry
Kira Nash spoke with Carlo Suy, the recently retired former head of Belgian and international brand Casibeans to discuss the company’s history and the highlights and challenges of his career in pulses.
Trade talk with Karim Asaad
Speaking from his Kimpex International office in Cairo, Brooks & Kempton’s founder and CEO talked to Madaline Dunn about trade, perseverance and the importance of community support in the pulses industry.
An in-depth look at the Spanish pulses market with Gonzalo de la Cierva of Industrias Racionero
This week, Luke Wilkinson chatted to Gonzalo about his life in pulses, changing tastes, and the present and future of the Spanish market.
Words of wisdom: Sergio Rafaelli on Argentina’s pulses market and a life in the industry.
Sergio Rafaelli, general manager of Wenstrade SA, has held 5 Presidency terms at the Argentine Chamber of Pulses and is an Executive Member of the GPC. In an interview with Ana Krepp, he reflects on a life spent in the industry and shares some wisdom.
Andy Bury on UK Pulse Production
Andy Bury, a pulses trader at Frontier Agriculture, talks about UK pulse production, this year’s crops, and the slow but steady progress of the fava bean ahead of Monday’s EU webinar, where he will be a panellist.
Stéphane Picolo talks to the GPC about Vegedry, the new pulse flour venture from CIACAM
This week, Lara Gilmour chatted to Stéphane Picolo of Vegedry, a new project by GPC Member Company CIACAM, which involves milling flours from French pulses in a new factory at their site in Vitrolles, France.
Rule Breaker’s Nancy Kalish on redefining snacking
New York-based Rule Breaker is a range of brownies, blondies and snack bites all made with chickpeas as the first ingredient. Every product they make is allergen-free, preservative-free, vegan, and certified kosher and free from GMOs.
Bringing British-grown pulses back into British kitchens: Hodmedod’s Nick Saltmarsh on the power of the fava bean
Hodmedod’s co-founder and fava bean enthusiast Nick Saltmarsh on the fragility of food supply chains and why pulses hold the key to a more sustainable future.
The power of pulses: AGT Poortman’s Dan Holben on logistics, teamwork and being ready for anything
GPC reached out to Dan to discuss the current logistics situation, overcoming barriers, and the importance of driving forward the public’s awareness of pulses.
Sudhakar Tomar on life’s lessons and his India-Middle East Trading & Investment group
We chatted to Sudhakar Tomar about the India Middle East Agro Trade Industry & Investment Forum (IMEA-TIIF), of which he is President, and his outlook for the future of pulses.
Diversification in Covid Times
Pedro Cortes of Akila group on leveraging their global network in a crisis and the outlook for this year's Brazilian bean crop.
Trade Talk with José Macera
The company started 35 years ago exporting mainly black beans to Mexico; today, despite the economic hardships brought by the global pandemic, the company continues to find ways to grow.
Europe’s Pulse Ingredient Innovator: An Interview With Arjan Geerlings of Herba Ingredients
The Dutch company is using cutting edge technology to find new and better ways to incorporate pulses into food industries around the world.
Science news and articles on pulse research