Goals and Objectives of Crops For Health®
Global economic burden caused by prevalent chronic diseases such as
obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and cancer is enormous, approaching a
trillion dollars per annum. The goal of the Crops For Health® (CFH) program is to meaningfully reduce the physical, psychosocial, and
economic consequences of these diseases around the world. This will require participation by a broad-based community of individuals from all sectors of our global society. The specific objectives of CFH are:
identification, development and production of food crop varieties
that show maximum potential to benefit human health while retaining adapted traits that make them profitable to grow and distribute in the global market place.
- The development of tools and techniques within the biomedical and
allied health sciences that are required to understand how these
food crops prevent chronic diseases.
dissemination of this knowledge to our global community using innovative translational public health approaches designed to effectively promote long-term lifestyle changes.