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N.C. State’s Plants for Human Health Institute (PHHI) is comprised of Research and Extension programs that create a dynamic presence at the N.C. Research Campus. Research on fruits and vegetables will enhance the health-protective value of food crops and has the potential to increase the economic impact of North Carolina agriculture. N.C. MarketReady, the N.C. Cooperative Extension outreach of the institute, works with PHHI researchers and Extension personnel statewide to deliver educational resources that enrich the lives and economy of North Carolinians.
The Plants for Human Health Institute is pioneering a dramatic shift in the way the American public views and uses food crops, not merely as sources of nutrients and calories, but as powerful resources for components that protect and enhance human health and well-being. Integrated research in metabolomics, biochemistry, pharmacogenomics, breeding and postharvest attributes will lead to development of mainstream fruits, vegetables and natural products containing bioactives with enhanced health benefits.
Extension (N.C. MarketReady)
N.C. MarketReady serves as the Cooperative Extension outreach to complement the research conducted by the Plants for Human Health Institute and to ensure the latest research is delivered to North Carolinians. Like all N.C. Cooperative Extension programs, N.C. MarketReady brings practical applications of science-based research to the people of North Carolina. Specifically, our multidisciplinary team builds partnerships and educational resources to enhance the profitability of North Carolina agriculture and promote the consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables.
Through four focus areas – agricultural enterprise development and business skills education, fresh produce safety, horticultural production skills education and strengthening markets – the team works with farmers, consumers, N.C. State faculty, and Cooperative Extension specialists and field faculty.
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Plants for Human Health Institute
N.C. Research Campus
600 Laureate Way
Kannapolis, N.C. 28081