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February 25, 2016

Pulses Travelling Exhibit Visits Winnipeg’s CF Polo Park

To celebrate Canadian Agricultural Literacy Week, the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum and Pulse Canada are excited to be touring their new exhibition – ‘Pulses: The Ideal Partner’ at CF Polo Park in Winnipeg from February 27 to March 2

2016 was designated by the United Nations as the International Year of Pulses, presenting a great opportunity for Canadians to learn that pulses – dried peas, bean, lentils, and chickpeas, which are all edible seeds of plants in the legume family – are a healthy and sustainable food. Canada is one of the world’s largest pulse producers and exporters, however most Canadians know very little about this family of nutritious foods.

“Pulse Canada was pleased to partner with the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum on ‘Pulses: The Ideal Partner’,” said Gordon Bacon, CEO of Pulse Canada. “Pulses are well positioned to deliver on three areas of interest; better nutrition, improvements in health, and foods with a lower environmental footprint.  Very few foods or ingredients can score highly on all three of these important attributes.”

“Agriculture in the Classroom Canada is proud to be a part of the International Year of Pulses!” said Johanne Ross, Chair of Agriculture in the Classroom Canada, “For Canadian Agriculture Literacy Week, we’ll be presenting programming to 20,000 students in over 500 classrooms across Canada, and we’re pleased to work with the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum and Pulse Canada to bring this great educational exhibition to Winnipeg for the week.”

The bilingual travelling exhibition is the first-of-its-kind and aims to raise awareness about pulses; an ideal partner for our health, environmental sustainability and Canada’s agriculture industry. The exhibition explores the topic of pulses through interactive displays and allows visitors to learn about pulses’ long history in Canada as well the role that pulses play in global food security as they provide an affordable, sustainable source of high fibre, low fat protein.

For information please visit: http://cafmuseum.techno-science.ca/en/whats-on/exhibition-pulses.php

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Contact:

Nori Gowan
Canada Science and Technology Museums Corporation
ngowan@techno-science.ca
613-219-7409

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