Managing Global Resources for a Secure Future

2017 Annual Meeting | Oct. 22-25 | Tampa, FL

260 Symposium--the Bridge from Biofortification to Bioavailability

Oral Session
C09 Biomedical, Health-Beneficial and Nutritionally Enhanced Plants
Increasing concentrations of nutrients in crops has been the primary focus of biofortification efforts to improve the nutritional value of food crops, and significant progress in content has indeed been achieved in many crops. This symposium will address another essential component to biofortification, improving nutrient bioavailability.  This symposium will review some of the barriers to bioavailability and approaches to eliminating them.  It will represent a trans-disciplinary exploration of past successes, future opportunities , and will review technologies for evaluating bioavailability in crop improvement programs.

Approved for CM 2.0 CEUs


C01 Crop Breeding and Genetics
C04 Seed Physiology, Production and Technology

Tuesday, October 24, 2017: 1:30 PM-3:35 PM
Tampa Convention Center, Room 11

Raymond P. Glahn and Mary Guttieri
Mary Guttieri
1:30 PM
Introductory Remarks
1:55 PM
Biofortification of Pea and Lentil.
Thomas D. Warkentin, University of Saskatchewan; Albert Vandenberg, University of Saskatchewan; Raymond P. Glahn, USDA-ARS
2:35 PM
Biofortified Sweet Potato and Maize.
Sherry Tanumihardjo, University of Wisconsin - Madison
2:55 PM
Mineral Bioavailability in Low Phytic Acid Wheat (Triticum aestivum L.).
Jorge Patricio Venegas, University of Nebraska-Lincoln; Robert A. Graybosch, USDA-ARS and University of Nebraska; Devin Rose, University of Nebraska-Lincoln; P. Stephen Baenziger, University of Nebraska - Lincoln
3:15 PM
Innovative Approaches to Study Dietary Zinc Bioavailability, Absorption and Deficiency Status.
Elad Tako, USDA-ARS, Robert W. Holley Center for Agriculture and Health, Cornell University
3:35 PM