NORCROSS, Ga.-The International Fertilizer Industry Association (IFA) and the International Plant Nutrition Institute (IPNI) have collaborated to produce a new publication titled Fertilizing Crops to Improve Human Health: A Scientific Review. This publication demonstrates the opportunity to leverage fertilizer towards improving the nutrition and health of many vulnerable people around the world, in particular by providing the essential micronutrients and other beneficial compounds that are desperately needed for a healthy life.
This publication was the recent focus of the Symposium on Fertilizing for Crop Qualities that Improve Human Health, held on Oct. 23 in Cincinnati, Ohio, as part of the International Meetings of the Tri-Societies of Agronomy, Crop Science and Soil Science. The Symposium brought together selected chapter authors to present their research on linkages between fertilizer use and crop attributes associated with human health.
The peer-reviewed publication is now available in a single hardcopy book form and is comprised of 11 chapters within three themed sections including: 1) Food and Nutrition Security, 2) Functional Foods, and 3) Risk Reduction.
More information concerning this publication can be obtained from IPNI at http://info.ipni.net/FCIHH.