Dr. Joyce Boye Appointed Special Ambassador for International Year of Pulses


WINNIPEG — The UN’s Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) has appointed Dr. Joyce Boye — a distinguished Canadian researcher and innovator — as FAO Special Ambassador for the International Year of Pulses (IYP) 2016.

“I am very confident that the appointment of Dr. Boye as Special Ambassador will help spread the message that increasing the consumption of pulses can improve the quality of people’s diets and the health of the planet,” says Gordon Bacon, CEO of Pulse Canada.

“I am humbled and delighted to accept this nomination of the FAO 2016 IYP Ambassador for North America and to work with the FAO to spread the word about the wonderful attributes of pulses,” Boye said during an event hosted by the FAO Liaison Office for North America in Washington, D.C. “The International Year of Pulses is a great opportunity for farmers, food processors, consumers, governments and policy makers to come together to celebrate the many benefits of pulses and their contribution to global health, environmental sustainability and food security.”

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