Diversity In Our Diets | Adventures in Genomics

November 3, 2016

Complex diseases have increased dramatically over the last few decades. Many of these are associated with abnormalities in composition of the microbiome, but the cause/effect relationship still remains to be understood. To address this important question, on September 16, 2016, the University of Nebraska announced a visionary initiative to change the way people experience food, agriculture and medicine through the new Nebraska Food for Health Center (NFHC). Jacques and Irene meet Andrew Benson, Distinguished professor at the University of Nebraska and Director of the NFHC, to discuss how changes in the diet and the processing of foods might have led to the loss of important nutrients, and what his team is doing to recover such loss.

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Andrew Benson at UNL, Food Science and Technology Department
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University of Nebraska, Lincoln
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