In my formative years, I worked in horticulture in many different capacities; retail garden center, wholesale greenhouse tropicals grower, wholesale sales of tropicals, broker of horticultural products and eventually decided to grow exotic fruit in Puerto Rico (leaving out all the really juicy stuff). I am the owner with my wife of Panoramic Fruit Company and sell exotic fruit to both Puerto Rico and the US. I own and maintain three web sites, two of which are informational and relevant to this conference; mangosteen.com and rambutan.com.
Dr. Joseph received his Ph.D. in Behavioral Neuroscience from the University of South
Carolina in 1976. He was a post doctoral fellow at the Gerontology Research Center/NIH from 1976 1982, and a sr. scientist at Lederle Res. Laboratories from 1982-1985 when he joined the Armed Forces Radiobiology Institute. In 1988 he returned to the GRC as a sr. scientist and in 1993 joined USDA Human Nutrition Res. Ctr. on Aging at Tufts University as the Director of the Neuroscience Laboratory. He is the author or co-author of 245 scientific publications and has shared in the Sandoz Award in Gerontology, received a JAFEH fellowship from the National Institute for Longevity Science in Japan, the Stephanie Overstreet award in Alzheimer Research from the Alzheimer Foundation.,the Alex Wetherbee Award from the North American Blueberry Council, the 2002 Glenn Foundation Award for Aging Research, the 2004 Harman Research Award, and the 2005 International Award for Modern Nutrition from the Swiss Milk Producers and the 2007 North Atlantic Area USDA Agricultural Res. Service Scientist of the Year Award. He also serves on the editorial review boards for the following journals Experimental Gerontology, Aging Cell, Neurobiology of Aging and Current Topics in Nutraceutical Research. His book, the Color Code, which is concerned with the health benefits of colorful fruits and vegetables, has been translated into five languages and is playing an important role in helping to change the diets of many people in the United States and other countries. Numerous nutrition programs promoting a “colorful” diet such as 5 A Day the Color way have utilized this book in advocating a “healthier diet”