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Innovation in agri-food clusters - mini review.

How fast and widespread the global agriculture and food sectors can develop, adapt and adopt new technologies, products, production systems and institutional arrangements will probably have the single largest impact on global prosperity and security in the next generation. This review concludes...

Authors
Phillips, P. W. B.; Karwandy, J.; Webb, G.; Ryan, C. D.
Publisher
CABI
Publication
CAB Reviews, 2015, 10, 015, pp 1-4

Philosophy and ethics of animal use and consumption: from Pythagoras to Bentham.

The human population is projected to rise to 9.15 billion people by 2050, resulting in a projected increase in meat consumption. However, at the same time, the dominant position of meat as the centre of meals is on the decline, resulting in an increasing number of vegetarians and flexitarians in...

Authors
Rauw, W. M.
Publisher
CABI
Publication
CAB Reviews, 2015, 10, 016, pp 1-25

Exploiting the antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial and anticancer potential of Rubus species.

Rubus is one of a hundred genera in the family Rosaceae. The genus Rubus comprises about 700 species naturally occurring in temperate zones. The worldwide popularity of Rubus fruits has increased because they are considered a healthy and nutritious food, containing many antioxidants. Antioxidants...

Authors
Grabek-Lejko, D.
Publisher
CABI
Publication
CAB Reviews, 2015, 10, 014, pp 1-13

Family poultry and food and nutrition security.

Family poultry production, which encompasses both extensive and small-scale intensive management systems, is practiced by many households in low-income food-deficit countries. Despite low production levels and potentially high losses due to disease, predation and theft, scavenging systems offer the...

Authors
Bruyn, J. de; Wong, J.; Bagnol, B.; Pengelly, B.; Alders, R.
Publisher
CABI
Publication
CAB Reviews, 2015, 10, 013, pp 1-9

Zoonotic diseases in pigs.

As pigs are present in almost every country in the world, they are one of the most important species in the transmission of zoonotic diseases. Based on the form of transmission, zoonotic diseases can roughly be divided into two categories: the ones transmitted via direct contact (for example,...

Authors
Selbitz, H. J.; Gotter, V.; Fricke, R.
Publisher
CABI
Publication
CAB Reviews, 2015, 10, 011, pp 1-10

Role of baits in reducing amount of insecticide usage in urban environment - mini review.

The recent shift of human focus towards urban living has created opportunities for a few species of insects such as cockroaches, flies, mosquitoes, bed bugs, ticks, fleas, ants and termites to thrive. Consequent to this a need for insecticides has emerged, increasing chances of mass human exposure...

Authors
Partho Dhang
Publisher
CABI
Publication
CAB Reviews, 2015, 10, 003, pp 1-3

A critical review of the literature on the pest Erionota spp. (Lepidoptera, Hesperiidae): taxonomy, distribution, food plants, early stages, natural enemies and biological control.

The classification, taxonomy, distribution, spread, food plants, early stages, natural enemies and biological control of South-East Asian Erionota spp. (Hesperiidae, Hesperiinae, incertae sedis) are reviewed with specific attention to Erionota thrax (Linnaeus), Erionota torus Evans and Erionota...

Authors
Cock, M. J. W.
Publisher
CABI
Publication
CAB Reviews, 2015, 10, 007, pp 1-30

A review on avian tuberculosis (Avian mycobacteriosis).

Avian tuberculosis is a chronic disease caused mainly by Mycobacterium avium in birds. The disease has a worldwide distribution affecting primarily adult birds because of its long incubation period, making it a common disease in zoo and breeding establishments. Mycobacterium avium is highly...

Authors
Kwaghe, A. V.; Ndahi, M. D.; Usman, J. G.; Vakuru, C. T.; Iwar, V. N.; Ameh, J. A.; Ambali, A. G.
Publisher
CABI
Publication
CAB Reviews, 2015, 10, 010, pp 1-17

Epigenetic reprogramming in mammalian cell differentiation, transdifferentiation and dedifferentiation.

Epigenetic and chromatin modifications have important roles in governing gene activity and nuclear architecture. They are also necessary for normal embryonic development and cell differentiation. Early epigenetic programming events during mouse embryogenesis are believed to be essential for normal...

Authors
Wongtawan, T.; Aguilar-Sanchez, C.; Wongtawan, B.; Pennings, S.
Publisher
CABI
Publication
CAB Reviews, 2015, 10, 012, pp 1-15

Water, irrigation and plant diseases.

Irrigation is a major husbandry tool, vital for world food production and security. The purpose of this review is twofold: firstly, drawing attention to the beneficial and deleterious aspects of irrigation resulting from interactions with the microbial world; secondly, forming a basis for...

Authors
Dixon, G. R.
Publisher
CABI
Publication
CAB Reviews, 2015, 10, 009, pp 1-18

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