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Two containers of pulses on a white background. The left container holds split red and green lentils, and the right contains yellow and green varieties of dried peas.

Pulses can help stabilize blood sugar
Pulses, a category of crops that include dry beans, peas, lentils, and chickpeas, can help reduce blood glucose levels when included in a balanced diet, according to an Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada study examining their effects on blood glucose response.

Wood bison standing in a field with fence in background.

When artificial breeding is better than natural: the case of the wood bison
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada and the Western College of Veterinary Medicine team up to conserve wood bison genetics.

Joyce Boye

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada scientist named Special Ambassador by United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization
AAFC’s Dr. Joyce Boye has been named UN FAO Special Ambassador for North America for the International Year of Pulses 2016.

artificial stomach—or IViDiS

The IViDiS: an artificial stomach that assesses foods (video)
The artificial stomach—or IViDiS—is an innovation of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s Food Research and Development Centre in St-Hyacinthe. It allows researchers and the food processing industry to better predict what really happens in the human body when introducing bioactive foods. Take a look at our video to learn more.

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Agro-Ecosystem Productivity and Health
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