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Cover for Ethical tensions from a 'science alone' approach in communicating genetic engineering science to consumers.

This chapter identifies and examines the ethical tension between the need to communicate the risks and benefits of science and technology to the public and the science and ethics of such communication. It begins with a historical background of the commercialization of genetically engineered (GE)...

Author(s)
Kolodinsky, J.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786394644)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Integrating feeding programmes into organic production systems.

A review on the impact of integrating nutritional programmes with housing systems, and genotypes on the performance and profitability of an organic poultry farming system was presented in this chapter.

Author(s)
Blair, R.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786392985)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Biosafety and regulatory aspects of nanotechnology in agriculture and food.

This chapter explores biosafety and regulatory issues relating to the use of nanotechnology in agriculture and food. It highlights the importance of understanding biosafety issues that might emanate from the use of nanotechnologies in the agri-food chain and the need for pragmatic regulatory...

Author(s)
Akansha Jain; Singh, H. B.; Sampa Das
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786391445)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Organic tomato.

This paper provides information on the guiding principles and standards of organic agriculture and focuses on the productivity and profitability, cultivar selection, seedling production, use of organic fertilizers and soil amendments, irrigation systems, pest, pathogen and weed control strategies...

Author(s)
Dorais, M.; Schwarz, D.
ISBN
2018 CABI (H ISBN 9781780641935)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Animal health and welfare, human well-being, food security and sustainability.

This book chapter discusses the One Welfare framework which includes elements correlating the level of human well-being with animal welfare, farming environment and sustainable production practices. It focuses on farming and food-producing livestock, and includes the links between animal welfare...

Author(s)
Pinillos, R. G.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786393845)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Pests, diseases and disorders.

This chapter focuses on the role of pests and diseases in limiting the postharvest life of fresh fruit and vegetables. The negative effects of controlled atmosphere storage on the metabolism of microorganisms and insect pests in storage are discussed and its use as an alternative control measure to ...

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 Urban consumer preferences for food in post-conflict economies: the case of Kosovo.

This chapter aims to provide an insight on the demands and preferences of urban food consumers in Kosovo, highlighting the most relevant issues in this post-conflict transition country and discussing potential options and policies to support the development of the food industry in a post-conflict...

Author(s)
Canavari, M.; Imami, D.; Gjonbalaj, M.; Gjokaj, E.; Alishani, A.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647753)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The handbook of microbial metabolism of amino acids.

This handbook explores the most recent advances in knowledge regarding amino acid metabolism in different microbial organisms, including bacteria, yeasts, fungi, protozoa and nematodes, with emphasis on the similarities and differences in the way these organisms handle amino acids. Inclusive of 9...

Author(s)
D'Mello, J. P. F.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647234)
Type
Book
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Cover for Recent advances underpinning innovative strategies for the future.

It is instructive to evaluate recent evidence as presented in the preceding chapters of this volume. It is immediately clear that significant advances have been reported on the mainstream biochemistry of all the major families of amino acids in a diverse range of microorganisms. Emerging...

Author(s)
D'Mello, J. P. F.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647234)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Microbial food safety: a food systems approach.

This book provides vital information and comprehensive coverage of foodborne microbial pathogens of potential risk to human consumers. It includes human pathogens and toxins originating from plants, fungi and animal products and considers their origin, risk, prevention and control. From the...

Author(s)
Wolf-Hall, C.; Nganje, W.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644806)
Type
Book

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