Bread and cereals have been the symbol of nutrition for the world's population for many centuries. This also applies to legumes like for example peas, beans or lentils. Thanks to the progressive development of technology, it is now possible to combine the best of both worlds by processing the legumes into flour and then working them into a dough, thus producing a tasty and qualitatively improved bread.
Interviews with members of the Intercontinental Scientific Advisory Board (ISAB) of the TRUE project: The members introduce themselves, they state why they think the TRUE project is crucial at this time and describe the innovative approach of it and they talk about examples for transition paths.
Leguminous living mulches have been shown to support a broad range of positive effects on biotic and abiotic indicators in broad-acre arable production, including soil health. With their nitrogen-fixing potential, they can also play a role in achieving sustainability goals and targets – for example, by naturally fixing nitrogen into the soil, they can help reduce dependence on artificial nitrogen fertiliser inputs, which in turn can reduce nitrous oxide emissions.
The world’s first “climate positive” gin has been created by UK scientists — using the humble garden pea. Five years of research at Abertay University and the James Hutton Institute in Scotland, in collaboration with Arbikie Distillery, has culminated in the release of new gin, Nàdar.
Challenges in managing leguminous living mulches like clover are the focus of this case study. After the second year, which was very different to the first, new insights are given by Stockbridge Technology Centre.