An assortment of legumes.
Legumes have a superpower: they can convert nitrogen in the air into a form plants can use to grow.
Local diets need to be sustainable, linked to human health and environmental sustainability.
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Indigenous foods such as cowpeas can improve people’s nutrition and help them cope with the hunger brought about by the effects of COVID-19 on foreign food imports.
Farmers, Rui Vaz village, Santiago island, Cape Verde.
Indigenous beans could enhance food security in Cabo Verde which depends on food imports.
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Improved seeds can alleviate a food security crisis deepened by COVID-19.
These compounds occur naturally in a number of healthy foods, including legumes and whole grains.
Anti-nutrients naturally occur in food and can block the amount of other nutrients available for your body to use. But their effects aren't all bad, which is why they're undergoing an image makeover.
A sample of biochar
Unused biomass residues from maize, sorghum, rice, millet and groundnut in Uganda show to offer unique opportunities for circular production and soil amendment of biochar.
Shifting agriculture away from low-protein cereal crops towards legumes is essential.
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There are plenty of barriers, but if we really want to we can feed the world on plant protein (largely from legumes).
An Impossible Burger sidewalk sign in San Francisco.
The Impossible Burger contains an ingredient made by genetically modified yeast. So is this new veggie burger organic? Vegan? A GM product?
The evidence shows that both low and high fat diets can reduce your risks of cardiovascular disease – if they are plant-based.
From donuts to avocados, food impacts your heart health. Here we delve into the science of how to eat -- to reduce your chances of cardiovascular disease.
A farm employee walks through a soya bean field in northern Uganda.
Increasing legume production can turn the tide for African farmers who struggle with poor soils, declining farm yields and worsening nutrition in one fell swoop
Sorghum and legumes could help children reach their required protein intake.
Pulses -- or grain legumes -- are indigenous foods that can play a massive role in tackling food security on the African continent.
Your mum was right: it’s good for you to eat your veggies. Yet a recent survey found one in four Australians ate none in a typical day.
The way we currently produce food around the world contributes up to 20-30% of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions and accounts for 70% of all human water use. But is it possible to eat well and take…