Crops for Health

This is a unique transdisciplinary research program the goal of which is to improve the disease prevention characteristics of food crops, thereby reducing chronic disease morbidity and mortality. The focus of the program is on the major staple crops of the world’s population: dry beans, corn, potatoes, rice, and wheat. Specialty crops are also investigated. The Crops For Health program deals with problems at the interface of agriculture and human health, and one critical step to assist with developing sustainable solutions to these global problems will be the Crops for Health Research Working Groups.