International Year of Pulses

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Pulses are those types of papilionaceous, which grow for the production of dry grains for food and feed.

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Hülsenfrüchte

Pulses are a vital source of plant-based proteins and amino acids for people around the globe and should be eaten as part of a healthy diet to address obesity, as well as to prevent and help manage chronic diseases such as diabetes, coronary conditions and cancer; they are also an important source of plant-based protein for animals. 

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Ackerbohne

Pulses need no nitrogen fertilizer, they produce him self. They improve soil fertility and leave a very small ecological footprint.

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The database contains passport data of the Phaseolus collections maintained in European genebanks. Additionally also Characterization data and photos are partly available.It is maintained by the Austrian Agency for Health and Food Safety  (AGES) in Linz, Austria.

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Lupine

The Lupine is one of the first pulses, which can already grow in mid-March to mid-April. It is considered a domestic alternative to soy and other vegetable protein sources.

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Worldwide, the soybean is the most economically important legume. It accounts for 60 % of the oil seeds and is an important source of protein in animal feed and for human consumption.

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Caesium 137 – Contamination of Game in Austria

The nuclear disaster in Chernobyl on 26th April, 1986 resulted in the release of large quantities of radioactive substances into the environment. The repercussions of this incident are still measurable. However, only the long-lifetime isotope Caesium 137 is still of importance in terms of radiation exposure in Central Europe.

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AGES Annual Report 2015

The 2015 Annual Report provides an overview of the many and varied activities and services provided by AGES and a retrospective on the issues AGES was mainly involved in during 2015.

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Mercury

Mercury finds its way into the environment via both natural processes (e.g. volcanic eruptions) and industrial processes (e.g. burning coal or heating oil). From 2007 to 2013 around 50 domestic and 600 non-domestic fish were tested for mercury.

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Information on Product Recalls

AGES provides information on alerts and product recalls for Foods, cosmetics, toys, household goods, leisure products as well as other products of daily use.

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Announcements by the Federal Offices

Federal Office for Food Safety (BAES)

Austrian Federal Office for Safety in Health Care (BASG)

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