Welcome to 2016: International Year of the Pulses
The Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations has named 2016 the International Year of the Pulses. It is a great reminder of how important healthy food, plant-based protein is for human and animal consumption as well as for healthy land and soils. Given that legumes are a sustainable protein source for the world’s population and have nitrogen-fixing benefits for infertile soils, the year of pulses will surely heighten awareness that healthy land is needed for healthy people. To inspire you to embrace the year of the pulses take the time to try some of the legume-based recipes below.
Following the theme of healthy land, healthy people, SEQ Catchments has been promoting sustainable living tips and tricks. Did you see their “composting in a nutshell” post? The composting revolution is another way to reduce waste and improve soil fertility, and reduce CO2 / CH4 emissions!