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July 08th 2013:Indigenous Peoples And The Global Significance of Their Traditional Foods and Food Systems

Working with Indigenous Peoples (IP) from Canada, Japan, Peru, India, Columbia, Thailand, Kenya, Nigeria and the Federation States of Micronesia, Dr. Harriet Kuhnlein, through documented scientific data, demonstrated the superior nutritional values of the traditional foods of IP. Her research with many collaborators is contained in a series of three books that promote the use and preservation of IPs’ local, traditional foods. The book, Indigenous Peoples’ Food Systems and Well-being, Interventions and Policies for Healthy Communities, was recently released by CINE and the UN Food and Agricul

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Dr. Harriet Kuhnlein

Dr. Harriet Kuhnlein is a nutritionist and Founding Director of the Centre for Indigenous Peoples’ Nutrition and Environment (CINE). She is Emerita Professor of Human Nutrition at McGill University, Montreal. She received her Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, and holds an honorary Doctor of Law degree from The University of Western Ontario. Her publications include more than 220 journal articles, books, book chapters and conference proceedings and 130 abstracts. She has given 140 invited presentations. She holds memberships in the World Public Health Nutrition Association, the American Society of Nutrition, the (American) Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, and the Cana
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