HOUSTON — Vegetable growers and researchers will join with medical scientists March 9 at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center to focus on the future development of “designer foods for health.”
The event will take place during the annual meeting of Texas A&M University’s Vegetable Improvement Center. The March 8-10 meeting will headquarter at the Sheraton Astrodome. Registration is $40.
A tour of the cancer center from 1-5 p.m. on March 9 will give the group a chance to see how cancer research is cooperating with the breeding and production of vegetables that contain components linked to disease prevention, according to Dr. Leonard Pike, horticulturist and director of the Vegetable Improvement Center.
The center’s researchers will begin the annual meeting at noon, March 8, with a planning session with vegetable industry members. Several presentations about research in progress will be made March 9 and 10, from 8 a.m. until noon both days.
More information is available from the Vegetable Improvement Center at (409) 862-4521.