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Cover for Ten years to achieve transformational change: the United Nations Decade of Action on Nutrition 2016-2025.

The world has formulated an ambitious agenda foreseeing to eliminate all forms of malnutrition and achieving sustainability targets. This agenda is described in various globally agreed documents: the 2030 Agenda, the outcome documents of the Second International Conference on Nutrition (ICN2) and...

Author(s)
Oenema, S.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786392848)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Pesticide risk assessment.

This book aims to organize the published environmental impact information on pesticides into a usable form to help growers and other integrated pest management practitioners make more environmentally sound pesticide choices. This book deals with all kinds of risks, such as risk to aquifers and...

Author(s)
Arora, S.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780646336)
Type
Book
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Cover for Absolute hogwash: assemblage and the new breed of animal biotechnology.

This chapter describes the current structure of modern pork production, with emphasis on the environmental impact, animal welfare, sustainability and ethics in light of new farming technologies.

Author(s)
MacDonald, K. M.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786394644)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The welfare effects of PCBs in the ocean.

This chapter describes the negative effects of polychlorinated biphenyl pollution on marine animals and how to control it.

Author(s)
Simmonds, M. P.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786392459)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Let there be light in Great Smoky Mountains.

A wondrous display of synchronous fireflies at Great Smoky Mountains National Park draws many visitors to the park each spring. However, the small viewing area and limited number of days over which this natural event takes place challenges the National Park Service to prevent associated resource...

Author(s)
Manning, R. E.; Anderson, L. E.; Pettengill, P. R.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786391025)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for How many visitors is too many at Arches?

Visitor use of Arches National Park has grown dramatically in the past few decades and now exceeds 1 million visits annually. But this use has had several important impacts in the park, including trampling of fragile soils and vegetation (Impacts to soil; Impacts to vegetation) and crowding on...

Author(s)
Manning, R. E.; Anderson, L. E.; Pettengill, P. R.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786391025)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Institutional food procurement for promoting sustainable diets.

Institutional food procurement programmes (IFPP) have been receiving increasing attention from the literature, policy makers and development agencies as an important policy instrument with the potential to deliver multiple benefits for multiple beneficiaries, including food consumers and food...

Author(s)
Tartanac, F.; Swensson, L. F. J.; Galante, A. P.; Hunter, D.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786392848)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Rodent control: back to the future (the sequel).

This chapter discusses what has happened 20 years since the publication of the first edition of this book in 1994 about rodenticides and rodent control, including issues on market availability, resistance, efficacy, environmental risk assessment and regulation of rodenticides.

Author(s)
Buckle, A. P.; Smith, R. H.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938178)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Legislation and regulation.

Fungicide companies operate within a strict and detailed legislative and regulatory framework covering the safety and efficacy of products and manufacturing processes. Fungicide users also operate within a strict regulatory framework designed to protect the environment, the farmer and the general...

Author(s)
Oliver, R.; Hewitt, H. G.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780641669)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Animal welfare: an integral component of sustainability.

This chapter discusses animal welfare and how both the social and natural sciences play key roles in understanding this complex field. Using egg production as an example, it is illustrated how animal welfare concerns have played a driving role in policy and regulatory decisions regarding production ...

Author(s)
Tucker, C. B.; Mench, J. A.; Keyserlingk, M. A. G. von
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781780640426)
Type
Book chapter

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