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Exploring Linkages Between Soil Health & Human Health

Date: Monday, September 18, 2023


The National Academies’ Committee on Exploring Linkages Between Soil Health and Human Health will meet on the afternoon of September 18, 2023. Invited presentations will focus on plant breeding for the future. This will be held in a virtual setting and will be live-streamed on September 18, 2023 at 12:00 pm ET. The recording will also be available to view on this webpage.

Speakers for this virtual session include:

    • Breeding for complex systems
    • Breeding for plant-microbe symbioses
    • Perennialism

“Soils host a large and diverse community of microorganisms, collectively known as the soil microbiome. The microbiome connects to human health through its effects on the productivity and nutrient density of crops and its role as an important source of compounds for treating human disease. The soil microbiome is also home to many pathogens to human and interacts with soil contaminants that can pose risks to human health. A committee of the National Academies will review the state of knowledge on linkages between soil health and human health and explore the potential benefits of soils’ microbial resources to human health.”

Click here to learn more. This link will also host the event livestream on 9/18.

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