On the Pulse Trail at CAT

During a recent holiday in North Wales we visited the Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT; http://www.cat.org.uk), near Machynlleth. CAT is an environmental charity that researches and promotes sustainable living. Their interactive exhibits are spread over seven acres and include the Pulse Trail, which highlights the positive contribution that pulses (the dried seeds of legumes such as lentils and chickpeas) can make to feeding the world population in a sustainable and environmentally-friendly manner. The photos below show two posters from the trail, explaining how growing pulses is a much more efficient use of land than rearing cattle, and how producing a kilogram of chickpeas requires only a fraction of the water needed to produce a kilogram of beef.

Paul Appleby

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