Global Food Trends Favour Pulses
July 15, 2015
Whether it’s growing demand for protein or pressure to reduce carbon footprints in the food chain, pulses appear well-positioned to benefit from global food trends.
As the largest pea and lentil exporter in the world, Western Canada stands to become the “protein basket of the world,” says Murad Al Katib, president and CEO of Regina-based AGT Food and Ingredients (formerly Alliance Grain Traders), a major buyer of Canadian pulse crops.
In this Pulse School episode from the 2015 Farm Progress Show in Regina, he discusses both long and short-term trends in the market for pulses, including how the dry conditions in Western Canada have impacted this year’s crop.