N.C. State’s Plants for Human Health Institute (PHHI) consists of Research and Extension programs that create a dynamic presence on the N.C. Research Campus. Research on fruits and vegetables will enhance the health-protective value of food crops and has the potential to increase the economic impact of North Carolina agriculture. N.C. MarketReady, the N.C. Cooperative Extension outreach of the institute, works with PHHI faculty and Extension agents statewide to deliver educational resources that enrich the lives and economy of North Carolinians.

Through the Plants for Human Health Institute, the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at N.C. State supports faculty from the departments of horticultural science; food, bioprocessiong and nutrition sciences; plant biology; agricultural and resource economics; and communications. This transdisciplinary interaction strengthens the efforts of individual faculty.

Dr. Mary Ann Lila
Director, Plants for Human Health Institute
David H. Murdock Distinguished Professor
Department of Food, Bioprocessing and Nutrition Sciences