278 Symposium--Fertilizing for Crop Qualities That Improve Human Health

Oral Session
S04 Soil Fertility & Plant Nutrition The World Health Organization defines human health as a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. Agriculture produces foods that nourish human health. Sustainable fertilizer use must increasingly focus on the improvement of that health-sustaining role, towards a goal of healthy and productive lives for all in the context of a burgeoning world population. This symposium will focus on several of the many linkages between human health and the use of fertilizers applying desirable principles of profitability and sustainability of nutrient use.


Nutrient Management & Soil & Plant Analysis
Tuesday, October 23, 2012: 8:00 AM-12:00 PM
Duke Energy Convention Center, Room 205, Level 2

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Thomas Bruulsema and Antonio P. Mallarino
Thomas Bruulsema
8:05 AM
The Role of Plant Nutrition In Supporting Food Security.
Terry L. Roberts, International Plant Nutrition Institute; Armando S. Tasistro, International Plant Nutrition Institute
8:30 AM
Micronutrient Malnutrition: Causes, Prevalence, Consequences and Interventions.
Howarth Bouis, HarvestPlus c/o International Food Policy Research Institute
9:30 AM
Opportunities for Selenium-Enhanced Foods In Cancer Prevention.
Gerald F. Combs Jr., Grand Forks Human Nutrition Research Center, USDA-ARS
10:00 AM
10:15 AM
10:45 AM
Fertilizer Use and Functional Quality of Fruits and Vegetables.
John Jifon, Texas A&M University; Gene Lester, USDA-ARS
11:10 AM
Calcium, Magnesium, and Potassium In Food.
Forrest H. Nielsen, US Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service
11:35 AM
Protein, Oil and Carbohydrate Composition of Food Crops.
Cynthia Grant, Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada; Thomas Bruulsema, International Plant Nutrition Institute
12:00 PM