Attitudes Towards Environmental and Agronomic Benefits of Pulses Among Canadian University Students

Kristie Masuda

Abstract


An increase in the production and consumption of pulse crops has the potential to improve soil health, decrease greenhouse gas emissions, and mitigate climate change. University students in Canada were surveyed to reveal attitudes and opinions towards the environmental and agronomic benefits of pulse production and consumption in an attempt to determine motivations towards pulse consumption. Results indicated that participants would be more likely to consume pulses because they reduce greenhouse gases (67%), improve soil health and reduce the need for fertilisers (71%), and contribute to sustainable agriculture (71%).


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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5296/jas.v6i3.13710

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Journal of Agricultural Studies   ISSN 2166-0379

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