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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: ABSORPTION AND METABOLISM OF ESSENTIAL MINERAL NUTRIENTS IN CHILDREN Title: New foods for thought

Author
item Hirschi, Kendal -

Submitted to: Trends in Plant Science
Publication Type: Review Article
Publication Acceptance Date: December 15, 2011
Publication Date: March 1, 2012
Citation: Hirschi, K.D. 2012. New foods for thought. Trends in Plant Science. 17(3):123-125.

Technical Abstract: Recent findings show that genetic material in plant foods may survive digestion, circulate through our bodies, and modulate our gene expression. These findings could alter our understanding of nutrition and genetic regulation, and open up new vistas for engineering foods.

Last Modified: 12/20/2014