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Cover for Food and health: the role of plant breeding.

This chapter suggests that there is a contradiction between the need for diet diversity and crop uniformity, which is the main feature of industrial agriculture, and that there is also a contradiction between crop uniformity and the need to adapt crops to both short- and long-term climate change...

Author(s)
Ceccarelli, S.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789240214)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The technology promise: how can we feed a world of more than 9 billion?

This chapter looks at the current state and future of global food security, focusing on the role of GM crops. The economic, environmental and human health benefits of GM crops are discussed, as well as the opposition to bioscience strategies for global food security.

Author(s)
Smyth, S.; Kerr, W. A.; Phillips, P. W. B.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786392213)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The politicization of risk: is it safe?

This chapter briefly describes various food production options with focus on genetically modified (GM) crops. The regulation of GM crops is discussed. Food safety facts and fictions are reviewed. The future of farming and food safety is discussed.

Author(s)
Smyth, S.; Kerr, W. A.; Phillips, P. W. B.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786392213)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Industrial agriculture: who is the real winner?

This chapter attempts to figure out who wins and who loses in GM agriculture. The structure of the biotechnology industry is considered, before discussing the impacts of GM crops.

Author(s)
Smyth, S.; Kerr, W. A.; Phillips, P. W. B.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786392213)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Is GMO farming an eco-friendly choice?

This chapter discusses whether transgenic technology is an environmentally friendly technology. It analyses pesticide and fertilizer usage and efficiency over a period spanning 5 decades, with a clear distinction between before and after the adoption of transgenic technology. In addition, a...

Author(s)
Brankov, T.; Lovre, K.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781789240542)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for GMOs: what are we eating?

This chapter demonstrates all the possible ways for transgenic ingredients to get into the food chain, and draws up a list of finished products that potentially contain transgenic ingredients. The genetically modified crops approved for use in food, and the contamination of foods by unapproved...

Author(s)
Brankov, T.; Lovre, K.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781789240542)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Plant biotechnology approaches: from breeding to genome editing.

This chapter focuses on the role of biotechnology in improving the resistance of various economically important crops to plant parasitic nematodes. Information on the various biotechnological approaches currently used in improving crop resistance of plant parasitic nematodes, such as PCR, next...

Author(s)
Gheysen, G.; Lilley, C. J.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786390837)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Agricultural biotechnology for food and nutritional security.

This chapter considers the role of agricultural biotechnology in enhancing food and nutritional security in India. An overview is presented of non-genetic modification (non-GM) biotechnology as well as GM technology. The global trends in GM crops, the status of GM crops in India, the Bt cotton...

Author(s)
Paroda, R. S.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786395177)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Application of RNA silencing in improving plant traits for industrial use.

The discovery of RNA silencing mechanisms has transformed research into gene function and has also allowed novel traits to be developed in plants, including some for industrial applications. To silence the expression of an undesirable gene, RNA silencing may be preferable over direct gene mutation...

Author(s)
Sumit Ghosh; Mohammad Irfan; Asis Datta
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647678)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Maize kernel oil content.

Although maize is a staple food crop that contributes a large percentage of calories to human diets in a few countries, its major use worldwide is for animal feed. One approach to improve the metabolizable energy of maize for feed applications involves increasing kernel oil content, because oil has ...

Author(s)
Shen Bo; Roesler, K.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786391216)
Type
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