University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad, has organised a five-day symposium on the effects of fruits and vegetables on human health on its premises from Monday.

N.R. Mamledesai, chairman, publicity committee, said in a press release that nutritionists, food scientists, bio-medical scientists, biochemists, dieticians, medical professionals, social economists, extension workers, government and non-governmental agencies and policy makers would be brought on a common platform to create awareness on the consumption of fruits and vegetables and their effects on human health. Mr. Mamledsai said 150 delegates from 14 different countries would focus on issues concerning human health and horticulture productivity. M.K. Shankaralinge Gowda, Principal Secretary, Horticulture and Agriculture, would inaugurate the event at 10 a.m., while UAS Vice-Chancellor R.R. Hanchinal would preside over it.

N. Prabhudev, Chairman, Karnataka Health Systems Commission, will deliver a keynote address.