Plants for Human Health

De Koning, R. (Participant)

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipating in or organizing a public lecture/debate

Description

The third webinar of the series "Plants as grandparents, doctors, and chefs organized by the GeneSprout Initiative and hosted by Plantae and the American Society of Plant Biologists.

Why do we eat plants? In our last webinar, you will find out why plants are so important for our diet and how we can make them even more nutritious. Today, farmers face many challenges due to climate change and there’s a growing population to feed. If we want to obtain more sustainable agriculture, farmers will have to produce more food with less, but how can this be achieved? Young researchers will talk about how plants can be improved to tackle these challenges. Finally, have you heard about phytoremediation? With this method we can erase some of the mistakes we humans made in the past that affect our health. Plants really are amazing!
Period22 Dec 2020
Event typePresentation
Degree of RecognitionInternational