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Colorado State University has a Crops For Health program.  This program will train students to be productive in the emerging area of Biomedical Agriculture. The program researches where the food comes from and how it can be improved to further benefit health and prevent disease. One study at CSU found that dry beans have cancer fighting properties. That study led to a grant from the U.S. Dry Bean Council so they could continue their research.

Beans in Weld County

Dry beans includes navy beans, red kidney beans, great northern beans, pinto beans, black turtle soup beans, and anasazi beans, and pinto beans. Weld is the #1 county in the state for production of dry beans and beans are one of the "Top 5 Crops Grown in Weld County".

What is Biomedical Agriculture?

Biomedical Agriculture is a yet unrecognized field at the interface of agriculture and biomedical research. It is the interdisciplinary study of the processes relating to chronic disease development and the innovative solutions to biomedical problems only addressable with increased understanding of the human food supply and its improvement in a health context. The present dietary patterns of most Western cultures are leading to the development of chronic diseases such as obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, & cancer.

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