The World Food Prize Foundation

2018 Borlaug Dialogue Speakers

Mark Messina

Executive Director of Soy Nutrition Institute


Dr. Messina is the co-owner of Nutrition Matters, Inc., a nutrition consulting company, an adjunct associate professor at Loma Linda University in California, and the Executive Director of the Soy Nutrition Institute.  Dr. Messina devotes his time to the study of the health effects of soyfoods. He writes extensively on these subjects, having published more than 100 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters for health professionals. Dr. Messina is the chairperson of the editorial advisory board and writes a regular column for The Soy Connection, a quarterly newsletter that reaches over 250,000 health professionals.  Dr. Messina has given over 600 presentations to health professionals in 52 countries and has organized 10 international conferences on the role of soy in the prevention and treatment of chronic disease.


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