The promise of agricultural biotechnology for human health

Li Tian, Dean Dellapenna

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Summarizes the meeting report of the Keystone Symposium “Plant foods for human health: manipulating plant metabolism to enhance nutritional quality”. A number of papers were presented, outlining the various ways in which recombinant DNA technologies are currently being developed to improve the nutritional quality and other health benefits of food crops. The value of such research is emphasized given the high existing levels of human malnutrition and diseases associated with poor diet.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)777-779
Number of pages3
JournalBritish Food Journal
Issue number11
StatePublished - Dec 1 2001
Externally publishedYes


  • Agriculture
  • Biotechnology
  • Health

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Food Science


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