Overview

Through groundbreaking, transdisciplinary discovery and outreach, the N.C. State University Plants for Human Health Institute (PHHI) is pioneering a dramatic shift in the way the American public views and uses plant food crops, not merely as a source of nutrients and calories, but as a powerful resource for components that protect and enhance human health.

Integrated research in biochemistry, breeding, epigenetics, metabolomics, pharmacogenomics, postharvest attributes and systems biology will lead to the development of mainstream fruits, vegetables and natural products containing bioactives with enhanced health benefits.

This will allow consumers to make proactive, responsible dietary choices that benefit their own, and their family’s, health.

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