On this week’s episode of A Taste of the Past, host Linda Pelaccio is joined by Clifford Wright and Tim McGreevy. In recognition of the UN’s International Year of Pulses, they discuss the history of pulses, from 10,000 years ago to their importance in today’s farming and diets.”Pulse” is a derivation from the Latin words puls or pultis meaning “thick soup.” Pulse crops are small but important members of the legume family, which contains over 1,800 different species.

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“We have to come up with ways to produce nutritious foods that are good for your health and sustainable, and pulse crops are going to play a huge part of providing food security around the world by the year 2050.” [25:20] – Tim McGreevy