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      Grain legume production in Europe for food, feed and meat-substitution

      Partial shifts from animal-based to plant-based proteins in human diets could reduce environmental pressure from food systems and serve human health. Grain legumes can play an important role here. They are one of the few agricultural commodities for which Europe is not nearly self-sufficient. Here, we assessed area expansion and yield increases needed for Eu...

      Breeding for Biotic Stress Resistance in Pea

      Pea (Pisum sativum) stands out as one of the most significant and productive cool-season pulse crops cultivated worldwide. Dealing with biotic stresses remains a critical challenge in fully harnessing pea’s potential productivity. As such, dedicated research and developmental efforts are necessary to make use of omic resources and advanced breeding technique...

      The European Legume Hub Community

      This poster was presented at the World Soybean Research Conference in Vienna, 18-23 June 2023, WSRC11. The Legume Hub is a platform dedicated to sharing knowledge and successful practices across value chains, from plant breeding, on farm activities, through to processing and consumption. It is a multi lingual publishing platform featuring articles, videos, ...

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        The fermentation of pulses around the world

        The fermentation of pulses around the world

          10 Oct 2023, 17:00 - 18:30 online event    Fermentation is one of the oldest and most straightforward methods of food preparation. Enzymes produced by microorganisms like bacteria, yeasts, and mold, have long by used by humans to produce food that is both...

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        Scientia potentia est: knowledge is power. Understanding empowers. The Hub is about free access to knowledge, insights and understanding to support growing and using legumes. It is about empowering everyone interested in legume development and use with knowledge. The Legume Hub is also a community for developing and sharing knowledge in which experts from science and practice work together to support the sustainable development of our food systems. The Legume Hub provides timely, science-based information for practitioners and everybody with an interest in legumes, their propagation, processing and use. These include farmers as growers and users of legumes, processors for feed and food purposes, and all other stakeholders involved in the legume value chain. The Hub’s registered expert users and authors form the core of the European Legume Hub Community. They own and govern the Legume Hub.

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            WSRC: The bean that shaped the world

            The World Soybean Research Conference (WSRC11) will soon take place in Vienna, Austria: from 18 - 23 June 2023. In this video, Donau Soja presents the history of soya cultivation and the questions to be discussed on the WSRC. The captivating story of the soybean's journey to Europe and its subsequent global spread is now revealed in an extraordinary vide...

            Plant proteins in ruminant nutrition

            Dr Lorna MacPherson presents on the role plant proteins in ruminant diets. The slides were presented as part of a workshop on plant proteins.

            Plant proteins in food policy

            Professor Mads Fischer-Moller's presentation focuses on how is approaching plant proteins for human consumption. The slides were presented as part of a workshop on plant proteins.

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