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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
CABI Book Info
Cover for GM food systems and their economic impact.

This book includes 6 chapters examining the relevance of transgenic crops in food production, prices and the environment. It initially describes the historical evolution of biotechnology and defines key terms, before moving on to explore transgenic technology and food regime concepts. It analyses...

Author(s)
Brankov, T.; Lovre, K.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781789240542)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Use of biotechnology in promoting novel food and agriculturally important microorganisms.

This chapter reviews the various applications of microbes in agriculture, characterization of novel microbial genes and enzymes useful in food and agriculture, and biotechnological tools used to augment the activity of microbes and their products. Microorganisms have many associations with plant...

Author(s)
Saravanakumar, D.; Badrie, N.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780645216)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The role of the Plant Production and Protection Division (AGP) of FAO in supporting crop diversification for sustainable diets and nutrition.

FAO's Plant Production and Protection Division (AGP) works to strengthen global food security by promoting sustainable crop production intensification (SCPI), which aims at producing more from an area of land while at the same time conserving resources, reducing negative impacts on the environment...

Author(s)
Thompson, B.; Amoroso, L.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642994)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Introduction and background - challenges and limitations of GM plants for animal nutrition.

This chapter presents an overview of the increasing demand and environmental impact of animal and crop production, the role and factors of genetically modified crops as feed for livestock and their effects on the environment and food security.

Author(s)
Flachowsky, G.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781780641768)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Critical issues to consider in the selection of crops in a food-based approach to improve vitamin A status - based on a South African experience.

Vitamin A deficiency is of public health significance in the developing world. Household food production of β-carotene-rich vegetables and fruits is a long-term strategy that can contribute to combating vitamin A deficiency. It is, however, important to grow food crops to meet the nutritional needs ...

Author(s)
Faber, M.; Laurie, S. M.; Jaarsveld, P. J. van
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642994)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Contribution of homestead food production to improved household food security and nutrition status - lessons learned from Bangladesh, Cambodia, Nepal and the Philippines.

Malnutrition is a serious public health problem in Asia. Since 2003, Helen Keller International (HKI) has been implementing homestead food production (HFP) programmes to increase and ensure year-round availability and intake of micronutrient-rich foods in the poor households of Asia. The aim of...

Author(s)
Talukder, A.; Osei, A. K.; Haselow, N. J.; Kroeun, H.; Amin Uddin; Quinn, V.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642994)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The competition for resources for food production.

This chapter considers competition between organizations for land to be used for the production of crops. An example of this is the production of crops for food, or alternatively for biofuel. This is looked at in the context of population densities and the suitability of land for surface irrigation ...

Author(s)
Bakker, H.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938413)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Info
Cover for Bread, beer and the seeds of change: Agriculture's imprint on world history.

This book examines grain production and processing in various early agricultural societies as well as the technological advances in Western societies. The book is organized into three parts. The first part (chapters 2-6) examines background information and discusses the basics of cropping and food...

Author(s)
Sinclair, T. R.; Sinclair, C. J.
ISBN
2010 CABI (H ISBN 9781845937058)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for What crops to grow?

There are literally hundreds of thousands of plant species in the wild that are potential food sources for humans. However, plant species ultimately selected as the basis for agricultural societies both in antiquity and modern times became limited to only a very few. This chapter explores the...

Author(s)
Sinclair, T. R.; Sinclair, C. J.
ISBN
2010 CABI (H ISBN 9781845937058)
Type
Book chapter

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