Q&A: U of S researcher pushes the limits on pulses


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By Nick Pearce, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

A University of Saskatchewan scientist sees a future where grocery bags come from pulse seeds.

Dr. Yongfeng Ai has received $2.5 million through the Canadian Agricultural Partnership to spur research aiming to draw more value from plants like peas, fava beans, lentils and chickpeas. Ai spoke to the StarPhoenix about how his research works on finding new uses for pulses, from making new food ingredients to replacing Styrofoam, grocery bags and wound dressings.

This interview was edited for length and clarity.

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