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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
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Impact of alien mammals on human health.

We provide an overview of the impact of wild invasive alien mammals on human health, focusing specifically on species acting as zoonotic hosts or pathogens, along with the diseases and mechanisms of disease transmission associated with mammals in terrestrial, freshwater and marine environments. We...

Author(s)
Capizzi, D.; Monaco, A.; Genovesi, P.; Scalera, R.; Carnevali, L.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786390981)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Impact of gold mining on mercury contamination and soil degradation in Amazonian ecosystems of French Guiana.

This chapter focuses on the impact of artisanal small-scale gold mining (ASGM) on the Hg contamination of tropical soils, with special attention on how the change in land use (i.e., gold extraction practices) alters the soil processes that affect Hg fate and behaviour. The chapter explains the soil ...

Author(s)
Grimaldi, M.; Guédron, S.; Grimaldi, C.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642109)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Termite diversity in Brazil (Insecta: Isoptera).

The current knowledge of the termite faunas in various parts of Brazil is reviewed. The biology, reproduction, nesting and feeding habits as well as spatial distribution of these soil insects are described. Different methods for sampling of termites and the current state of the taxonomy of...

Author(s)
Constantino, R.; Acioli, A. N. S.
ISBN
2006 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930325)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Soil mesofauna in Central Amazon.

The diversity of soil and litter mesofauna (i.e., Acari, Palpigradi and Pseudoscorpiones, Collembola and Myriopoda) in Central Amazon are reviewed. Different methods of sampling and extraction of the soil mesofauna employed in the region are described. Details of the previous studies on soil...

Author(s)
Franklin, E.; Morais, J. W. de
ISBN
2006 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930325)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Info
Cover for Environmental risk assessment of genetically modified organisms. Volume 2: methodologies for assessing Bt cotton in Brazil.

Many international forums have identified the need for comprehensive, scientific methods for the pre-release testing and post-release monitoring of transgenic plants to ensure their environmental safety and sustainable use. In response to this requirement, the International Project on GMO...

Author(s)
Hilbeck, A.; Andow, D. A.; Fontes, E. M. G.
ISBN
2006 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930004)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Improving the scientific basis for environmental risk assessment through the case study of Bt cotton in Brazil.

This chapter illustrates several methodologies for conducting the scientific analysis that supports environmental risk assessment of transgenic crops that are in the process of commercial development, using Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) cotton in Brazil as a case study. It highlights several points...

Author(s)
Andow, D. A.; Barroso, P. A. V.; Fontes, E. M. G.; Grossi-de-Sa, M. F.; Hilbeck, A.; Fitt, G. P.
ISBN
2006 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930004)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Methodology to support non-target and biodiversity risk assessment.

This chapter elaborates on case-specific methodologies (for use during the pre-release stages of Bt cotton) to support risk assessment of nontarget organisms and biodiversity applied to the Brazil case study: (1) identifying functional categories of biodiversity; (2) listing and prioritizing...

Author(s)
Hilbeck, A.; Andow, D. A.; Arpaia, S.; Birch, A. N. E.; Fontes, E. M. G.; Lövei, G. L.; Sujii, E. R.; Wheatley, R. E.; Underwood, E.
ISBN
2006 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930004)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Supporting risk assessment of Bt cotton in Brazil: synthesis and recommendations.

This chapter briefly summarizes the agricultural context for the possible use of Bt cotton in Brazil and the major achievements and key findings of this case study which presents scientific analysis supporting the environmental risk assessment of transgenic crops that are in the process of...

Author(s)
Andow, D. A.; Fontes, E. M. G.; Hilbeck, A.; Johnston, J.; Capalbo, D. M. F.; Nelson, K. C.; Underwood, E.; Fitt, G. P.; Sujii, E. R.; Arpaia, S.; Birch, A. N. E.; Pallini, A.; Wheatley, R. E.
ISBN
2006 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930004)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Transgene expression and locus structure of Bt cotton.

This chapter identifies the genetic issues relevant for risk assessment and sketches methodological strategies to address these issues and thereby identify all of the possible transgene products and relevant phenotypic modifications of the transgenic plant. It describes the main conclusions of a...

Author(s)
Grossi-de-Sa, M. F.; Lucena, W.; Souza, M. L.; Nepomuceno, A. L.; Osir, E. O.; Amugune, N.; Tran Thi Cuc Hoa; Truong Nam Hai; Somers, D. A.; Romano, E.
ISBN
2006 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930004)
Type
Book chapter

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