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Cover for The challenges of sustainable food systems where food security meets sustainability - what are countries doing?

The evolutionary history of the concepts of food security (FS) and sustainability have run in parallel for many years. After the food crisis of 2008, stability was added to definition of FS as a short-term time dimension to express the ability to withstand shocks to the food system caused by...

Author(s)
Harper, M.; Shepon, A.; Ohad, N.; Berry, E. M.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786392848)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Introduction.

This chapter focuses on the importance of the maintenance or improvement of the postharvest life and quality of fresh fruits and vegetables and the scientific basis for the application of controlled atmosphere (CA) technology to the storage of fresh fruits and vegetables. The history of the effects ...

Author(s)
Thompson, A. K.; Prange, R. K.; Bancroft, R. D.; Puttongsiri, T.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786393739)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Taxonomy, pod types and genetic resources.

This chapter focuses on the taxonomy and morphology of various Capsicum species. Some wild and domesticated species and their pod types are discussed and germplasm collections of the US Department of Agriculture, Asian Vegetable Research and Development Centre in Tainan, Taiwan, Centro Agronomico...

Author(s)
Bosland, P. W.; Votava, E. J.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938253)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Cost effectiveness of sediment abatement policies in potato production: assessing policies in Canada, the Netherlands and the US.

Regions within Canada (Prince Edward Island), the EU (Netherlands), and the USA (Maine) differ in the way they attempt to control pollutants stemming from potato production. This chapter applies the actual agro-environmental policy approaches from each region to the same watershed to simulate...

Author(s)
Jatoe, J. B. D.; Weersink, A.; Deaton, B. J.; Yiridoe, E. K.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781845935573)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Introduction.

This chapter provides an overview of the historical use of controlled atmosphere (CA) storage for fruits and vegetables; early knowledge of the effects of gases on crops; and CA research and commercial CA storage in France, USA, UK, Australia, Canada, China and Southeast Asia, Netherlands, India,...

Author(s)
Thompson, A. K.
ISBN
2010 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936464)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Blurring boundaries in cultural tourism research.

This chapter explores potential new ways of researching cultural tourism. Case studies were conducted on the following research methods: use of websites in IKEA, Netherlands; use of geo-tracking in Ipoki, Spain; use of public space in the New Zealand Travel Cafe in Tokyo, Japan; use of experience...

Author(s)
Binkhorst, E.; Dekker, T. den; Melkert, M.
ISBN
2010 CABI (H ISBN 9781845935184)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The regulation of biopesticides: an international analysis.

The regulation of biopesticides takes place within a regulatory system that was designed for the regulation of synthetic (chemical) pesticides. Hence, the system has a number of features that did not make it amenable to the registration of biological pesticides and a number of adjustments have had...

Author(s)
Bailey, A.; Chandler, D.; Grant, W. P.; Greaves, J.; Prince, G.; Tatchell, M.
ISBN
2010 CABI (H ISBN 9781845935597)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Development and categorization.

This chapter characterizes the emergence of theme parks as specific leisure spaces and sets out their fundamental features. Several types of theme parks are distinguished based on their size and dominant markets. The chapter also discusses the social bases of success of theme parks and their...

Author(s)
Clavé, S. A.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845932084)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Agritourism.

This book presents the depth of the new wave of agritourism apparent around the world. This book consists of four parts. The first section is an introduction to the economics of agritourism; it introduces the role of organization, management, logistics, safety, marketing, finance, economics and...

Author(s)
Sznajder, M.; Przezbórska, L.; Scrimgeour, F.
ISBN
2009 CABI (H ISBN 9781845934828)
Type
Book
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Cover for Factors explaining opposition to GMOs in France and the rest of Europe.

This paper provides comparative data from a number of countries and documents the trends towards more suspicion and concerns regarding GM foods in many countries. Suspicion is related to food safety risk and to environmental risk. European consumers are more concerned than US consumers,...

Author(s)
Bonny, S.
ISBN
2004 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851997476)
Type
Book chapter

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