210 Symposium--Better Nutrition through Seed Composition

Oral Session
C09 Biomedical, Health-Beneficial & Nutritionally Enhanced Plants

The theme is to provide an overview of biotechnology and conventional success in improving nutritional quality and human health by altering seed composition. The alterations can have beneficial or negative effects on seed quality which need to be considered. The goal is to highlight the impact that crop scientists can make to solve human health needs.


C04 Seed Physiology, Production & Technology
Tuesday, November 2, 2010: 8:10 AM-12:00 PM
Long Beach Convention Center, Room 306, Seaside Level

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Linda Pollak and M. Paul Scott
Linda Pollak
8:10 AM
Introductory Remarks
8:15 AM
Biofortification Strategies in Theory and Practice.
Kevin Pixley, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Wolfgang Pfeiffer, CIAT - Intl Center for Tropical Agriculture; Raman Babu, CIMMYT; Natalia Palacios, CIMMYT
9:05 AM
Iron Biofortification of Maize Grain.
Owen Hoekenga, USDA-ARS; Mercy Lung'aho, Cornell University; Elad Tako, Cornell University; Leon Kochian, USDA-ARS; Ray Glahn, USDA-ARS
10:10 AM
Breeding for Improved Nutrition: A Seed Scientist's Perspective.
A. Susana Goggi, Iowa State University; Linda Pollak, USDA-ARS; Kevin T. MONTGOMERY, Montgomery Consulting
9:55 AM
11:00 AM
Improving Human Zinc Nutrition through a Combination of Crop Management and Plant Breeding for Rice.
Sarah Johnson Beebout, IRRI-International Rice Research Institute; Francis Rubianes, IRRI-International Rice Research Institute; Deepinder Grewal, IRRI-International Rice Research Institute; Parminder Virk, IRRI-International Rice Research Institute
11:20 AM
12:00 PM