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American Council for Medicinally Active Plants Conference Held in Fargo

The American Council for Medicinally Active Plants 5th Annual Conference was held June 15-18 in Fargo. A featured session of the conference was an open forum titled “Crops for Health as Solution to Chronic Diseases: Strategic Vision for Agriculture and Global Food Security."

The American Council for Medicinally Active Plants (ACMAP) 5th Annual Conference was held June 15-18 in Fargo. Sponsored by ACMAP and the NDSU Global Institute of Food Security and International Agriculture (GIFSIA), participants represented 15 different countries.

The conference featured keynote speakers Dr. Mark Wahlqvist of Monash University in Australia and Dr. Donald Warne, Director of the NDSU Master of public Health program and the American Indian Public Health Resource Center (http://www.ndsu.edu/news/view/detail/13227/).

An Open Forum titled “Crops for Health as Solution to Chronic Diseases: Strategic Vision for Agriculture and Global Food Security” was also featured.

ACMAP was established to “promote and foster research, development, production and conservation of medicinal, aromatic and other bioactive plants useful to human health.” (http://www.acmap.org/)

Dr. Kalidas Shetty, Director of GIFSIA and Dipayan Sarkar, NDSU Plant Metabolism and Food Security Post-Doctoral Researcher, organized the conference.

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