ABSTRACT

Founder/Chairman and CEO, World Food Preservation Center LLC, E-mail: [email protected]

10.1 Introduction ................................................................................ 325 10.2 Hormesis: Well Established but Poorly Appreciated ................. 326 10.3 Xenohormesis: Shared Chemicals for the

Defense of Plants and Animals .................................................. 327 10.4 Induced Plant Defensive Chemicals

as Nutrients and Neutraceuticals ................................................ 328 10.5 UV-C Light as a Hormetin ......................................................... 330 10.6 Summary: Xenohormesis to both Preserve

and Enrich Our Food .................................................................. 331 Keywords .............................................................................................. 332 References ............................................................................................. 332

10.1 INTRODUCTION

Plants and animals have coevolved over a billion years. We are just starting to fully appreciate how they have evolved multiple ways to help one

another survive adverse environmental stresses during this period. During their co-evolution, plants and animals have carried out “chemical conversations” on stressors in their environment and have adapted to their shared environment accordingly.