International Conference to Feature Latest International Research on Berries and Human Health
Four Seasons Hotel, West Lake Village, California
June 27-29, 2011
WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif., June 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Berry Crops Initiative today announced the 4th Biennial Berry Health Benefits Symposium that will highlight international research that builds on the growing body of scientific knowledge that demonstrates the profound effect that berries have on human disease prevention.
More than 20 renowned scientists from around the world will present their most recent work and reveal the impact that berries have on age-related diseases. Topics to be showcased include cancer prevention, metabolism, gut and heart health, brain aging and compositional chemistry and biological effects.
"Scientists worldwide have firmly established that the dietary intake of berries has extraordinary health benefits and a positive effect on disease prevention," said Cat McKenzie, Director, National Berry Crops Initiative. "We are pleased to provide a platform for new research findings and discussions that further the goal of developing new ideas and directions for the future."
The three-day event attracts members of the science community, health and wellness practitioners, food industry professionals, educators and consumers. For event details, speaker and schedule information, please visit http://www.berryhealth.org.
Members of the media are invited to attend the symposium sessions with a limited number of available press passes.
Ag-View Consulting, Anacapa Foods, Berri Health, Brunswick Laboratories, California Giant Berry Farms, California Strawberry Commission, California Walnut Board, Chilean Blueberry Committee, Complete Phytochemical Solutions, Cranberry Institute, Dole Food Company, Driscoll's, Frozsun Foods, Imperial Foods, Linus Pauling Institute, Milne Fruit Products, National Berry Crops Initiative, Naturipe Farms, North Carolina Research Campus, Nourse Farms, North American Raspberry & Blackberry Association, North American Strawberry Growers Association, Ocean Spray, Oregon Strawberry Commission, Oregon Raspberry & Blackberry Commission, Plant & Food Research, Star PhytoNutrients, Sun Belle, Inc, Sunnyridge Farms, Sunrise Growers, U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council, Washington Red Raspberry Commission, Welch's, Wild Blueberry Association of North America.
About the Berry Health Benefits Symposium
The Berry Health Benefits Symposium is the only event solely dedicated to bringing together worldwide researchers in the field of berries and human health. Sponsored by every major berry organization in the United States, the goal is to make berry health research available to media, industry, academia and the public. The symposium is presented by the National Berry Crops Initiative, a nationwide organization whose mission is to develop a strategic plan for the continued growth and sustainability of berry crop production in the United States.
SOURCE The National Berry Crops Initiative