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Emerging technologies for promoting food security : overcoming the world food crisis / edited by Chandra Madramootoo.

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Subject: Food security.
Food supply.
Food security > Technological innovations.
Food supply > Technological innovations.
Food security > Government policy.
Food supply > Government policy.
Food industry and trade.
Agriculture > Economic aspects.
Genre: Electronic books.

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  • ISBN: 9781782423539
  • ISBN: 1782423532
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (160 pages) : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps.
  • Publisher: Amsterdam : Elsevier/Woodhead Publishing is an imprint of Elsevier, [2016]

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Key drivers of food insecurity / Helen Fyles, Chandra Madramootoo -- Part 1. Emerging technologies for plant and animal food security. Emerging genetic technologies for improving the security of food crops / Jaswinder Singh, Simerjeet Kaur, Haritika Majithia ; Successful technologies and approaches used to develop and manage resistance against crop diseases and pests / G.L. Hartman [and 3 others] ; The use of technologies for sufficient and quality animal-food production / Kevin M. Wade ; Aquaculture technologies for food security / David C. Little, Stuart W. Bunting -- Part 2. Environmental and policy issues affecting food security. Water management / Helen Fyles, Chandra Madramootoo ; Reducing postharvest losses / Marie-Josée Dumont, Valérie Orsat, Vijaya Raghavan.
Summary: "Emerging Technologies for Promoting Food Security: Overcoming the World Food Crisis discusses rising energy prices, increased biofuel use, water scarcity, and the rising world population, all factors that directly affect worldwide food security. The book examines the range of approaches to promoting global food security, including novel and existing agricultural and husbandry techniques for safe and sustainable food production. It is divided into three parts beginning with an overview of food security, an analysis of key drivers of food insecurity, and nutrition and food security. Part Two examines emerging technologies for plant and animal food security, with subsequent chapters discussing topics from genetic and aquaculture technologies, pest and disease control, environmental and policy issues affecting food security, and an in-depth analysis of water management and methods to reduce post-harvest losses."--Provided by publisher.
Source of Description Note: Online resource; title from e-book table of contents web page (Science Direct platform, viewed February 24, 2016).

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