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Cover for Smart tourism development.

This chapter reflects on the principles of smart tourism development, charts its conceptual and practical evolution and discusses its role in future tourism development around the globe. Specifically, it argues for a shift away from using smart tourism to advance a purely technological agenda and...

Author(s)
Gretzel, U.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789242812)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The future of tourism.

This chapter reviews the key issues and challenges that may shape the future of tourism. It considers the impact of postmodernism and asks what comes next. The role of technology and the impacts of social change are considered, and the role of tourism in the future is evaluated. Throughout this...

Author(s)
Robinson, P.; Lück, M.; Smith, S.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789241488)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Future of animal welfare - technological innovations for individualized animal care.

This chapter discusses the new technological solutions that can solve problems in animal reproduction management, activity and location tracking, feed and feed management and health and disease monitoring. Some practical and feasible commercial solutions that can address some of the issues...

Author(s)
Kaur, U.; Voyles, R. M.; Donkin, S.
ISBN
2021 CAB International (H ISBN 9781789245219)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Technology designed to enhance poultry welfare.

This chapter describes the available technology for improving poultry welfare, including monitoring and sensing technologies, robots and non-sensing technologies. The importance of ease of use and data security issues are also discussed.

Author(s)
Daigle, C.
ISBN
2021 CAB International (H ISBN 9781789245219)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Precision livestock farming and technology in swine welfare.

This chapter describes the application of technology in pig farming, including understand how computer systems learn, the different types of sensors to monitor health and behaviour, the basic operation of precision livestock farming (PLF) and future possibilities.

Author(s)
Benjamin, M.; Yik, S.
ISBN
2021 CAB International (H ISBN 9781789245219)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Food security and technology: fear trumps hope.

This introductory chapter explores the clash between the rhetorical flourishes and the objective evidence that frames the global policy dialogue directed at the challenge of securing an adequate and sustainable supply of affordable and nutritious food for a growing world population.

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 Expertise and opportunism: who should we listen to?

This chapter focuses on the question of the role expertise should play in the regulation of modern technology in the agriculture and food system and in food policy.

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 future of food security: where to from here?

In considering the role of controversial technologies in food security, this chapter looks at the faces of social controversy, the need to sort out agreement from disagreement, and what can be done in policymaking.

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 Dioxins I. Dynamics and legal directives in Europe.

Polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins and polychlorinated dibenzofurans are a group of aromatic hydrocarbons, emitted mostly from anthropogenic sources, that have negative effects on human health. Chlorine and carbon compounds, in combination with temperature and combustion processes, are the main...

Author(s)
Dopico, M.; Gómez, A.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394675)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Microbial remediation of contaminated soils.

Our environment is threatened by thousands of contaminants, mainly as a result of human activities and industrialization. These include both inorganic (e.g. heavy metals) and organic compounds (e.g. polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, chlorinated hydrocarbons and herbicides). It has been shown that...

Author(s)
Shahsavari, E.; Mansur, A. A.; Aburto-Medina, A.; Haleyur, N.; Jones, N.; Ball, A. S.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394675)
Type
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