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Sustainable Food Production (3-Volume Set)

By: Paul Christou (Editor), R Savin (Editor), B Costa-Pierce (Editor), I Misztal (Editor), B Whitelaw (Editor)

1900 pages, 200 colour illustrations

Springer-Verlag

Hardback | Nov 2012 | #201909 | ISBN-13: 9781461457961
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About this book

Gathering some 90 entries from the Encyclopedia of Sustainability Science and Technology, Sustainable Food Production covers animal breeding and genetics for food, crop science and technology, ocean farming and sustainable aquaculture, transgenic livestock for food and more.

Population growth in the coming decades will put severe pressure on human food, animal feed, and fiber production from both land and ocean ecosystems. Environmental sustainability and social justice are increasingly important elements in debates on how to ensure adequate food for a growing global population. Gathering approximately 90 peer-reviewed entries from the Encyclopedia of Sustainability Science and Technology, Sustainable Food Production provides comprehensive coverage of this vital area of current research.

Sections on animal breeding and genetics for food, crop science and technology, ocean farming and sustainable aquaculture science and technology, and transgenic livestock for food discuss state-of-the-art scientific advances, and place them in their proper scientific, environmental, ethical, socio-economic, and political contexts.


Contents

Part I: Animal Breeding and Genetics for Food
- Animal Breeding and Genetics, Introduction
- Animal Breeding Methods and Sustainability
- Animal Breeding, Foundations of
- Animal Breeding, Long-Term Challenges
- Animal Breeding, Modeling in
- Animal Genetic in Environment Interaction
- Animal Molecular Genetics from Major Genes to Genomics
- Breeding in Beef Cattle
- Breeding in Developing Countries and Tropics
- Breeding in Horses
- Dairy Cattle Breeding
- Pig Breeding for Increased Sustainability
- Poultry Breeding
- Socially Affected Traits, Inheritance and Genetic Improvement

Part II: Crop Science and Technology
- Abiotic Stress Tolerant Crops: Genes, Pathways and Bottlenecks
- Biomass Crops for Biofuels and Bio-based Products
- Biotechnology and Nutritional Improvement of Crops
- Commercialisation of GM Crops: Comparison of Regulatory Frameworks
- Crop Breeding for Sustainable Agriculture, Genomics Interventions in
- Crop Plants Transformation MethodsCrop Science and Technology, Introduction
- Crop Traits: Gene Isolation
- Genetic Engineering of Crops for Insect Resistance
- Global Economic Impact of Transgenic/Biotech Crops (1996–2008)
- GM Crop Risk Debate, Science and Socioeconomics
- Medicinal Plants, Engineering of Secondary Metabolites in Cell Cultures
- Molecular Breeding Platforms in World Agriculture
- Plant Molecular Pharming, Industrial Enzymes
- Plant Molecular Pharming, Pharmaceuticals for Human Health
- Plant Molecular Pharming, Veterinary Applications
- Sustainable Herbicide-Resistant Crops
- Transgene Expression in Plants, Control of
- Transgenic Crops Resistant to Fungal, Bacterial, and Viral Pathogens
- Transgenic Crops, Environmental Impact
- Transgenic Crops, Next Generation
- Transgenic Crops, Risk Assessment and Regulatory Framework in the European Union

Part III: Ocean Farming and Sustainable Aquaculture Science and Technology
- Aquaculture and Renewable Energy Systems, Integration of
- Aquaculture, Ecological
- Aquaculture, Integrated Multi-trophic (IMTA)
- Aquaculture, Sustainability Science in
- Aquapod Systems for Sustainable Ocean Aquaculture
- Carrying Capacity for Aquaculture, Modeling Frameworks for Determination of
- Carrying Capacity for Sustainable Bivalve Aquaculture
- Environmental Impacts of an Open Ocean Mariculture Operation in Kona, Hawaii
- Life Cycle Assessments and Their Applications to Aquaculture Production Systems
- Mariculture Systems, Integrated Land-Based
- Marine Aquaculture in the Mediterranean
- Marine Fisheries Enhancement, Coming of Age in the New Millennium
- Mussel Culture, Open Ocean Innovations
- Ocean Farming and Sustainable Aquaculture Science and Technology, An Introduction to
- Polyculture in Aquaculture
- Seaweed Aquaculture for Human Foods in Land-Based and IMTA Systems
- Shellfish Aquaculture, Methods of Sustainable
- Sustainable Ecological Aquaculture
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- Part IV: Transgenic Livestock for Food Production
- Avian Specific Transgenesis
- Disease-Resistant Transgenic Animals
- Livestock Somatic Cell Nuclear Transfer
- Nuclear Transfer to Produce Transgenic Mammals
- Transgenic Fishes: Applications, State of the Art, and Risk Concerns
- Transgenic Livestock for Food Production, Introduction
- Transgenic Livestock Technologies
- Transgenic Livestock, Decreasing Environmental Impact of
- Transgenic Livestock, Enhanced Nutritional Quality in
- Transgenic Livestock, Ethical Concerns and Debate
- Transgenic Technologies and Increased Livestock Fertility
- Transgenics: Alternative Gene Transfer Methods
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- Part III: Ocean Farming and Sustainable Aquaculture Science and Technology
- Aquaculture and Renewable Energy Systems, Integration of
- Aquaculture, Ecological
- Aquaculture, Integrated Multi-trophic (IMTA)
- Aquaculture, Sustainability Science in
- Aquapod Systems for Sustainable Ocean Aquaculture
- Carrying Capacity for Aquaculture, Modeling Frameworks for Determination of
- Carrying Capacity for Sustainable Bivalve Aquaculture
- Environmental Impacts of an Open Ocean Mariculture Operation in Kona, Hawaii
- Life Cycle Assessments and Their Applications to Aquaculture Production Systems
- Mariculture Systems, Integrated Land-Based
- Marine Aquaculture in the Mediterranean
- Marine Fisheries Enhancement, Coming of Age in the New Millennium
- Mussel Culture, Open Ocean Innovations
- Ocean Farming and Sustainable Aquaculture Science and Technology, An Introduction to
- Polyculture in Aquaculture
- Seaweed Aquaculture for Human Foods in Land-Based and IMTA Systems
- Shellfish Aquaculture, Methods of Sustainable
- Sustainable Ecological Aquaculture
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- Part IV: Transgenic Livestock for Food Production
- Avian Specific Transgenesis
- Disease-Resistant Transgenic Animals
- Livestock Somatic Cell Nuclear Transfer
- Nuclear Transfer to Produce Transgenic Mammals
- Transgenic Fishes: Applications, State of the Art, and Risk Concerns
- Transgenic Livestock for Food Production, Introduction
- Transgenic Livestock Technologies
- Transgenic Livestock, Decreasing Environmental Impact of
- Transgenic Livestock, Enhanced Nutritional Quality in
- Transgenic Livestock, Ethical Concerns and Debate
- Transgenic Technologies and Increased Livestock Fertility
- Transgenics: Alternative Gene Transfer Methods
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- Part III: Ocean Farming and Sustainable Aquaculture Science and Technology
- Aquaculture and Renewable Energy Systems, Integration of
- Aquaculture, Ecological
- Aquaculture, Integrated Multi-trophic (IMTA)
- Aquaculture, Sustainability Science in
- Aquapod Systems for Sustainable Ocean Aquaculture
- Carrying Capacity for Aquaculture, Modeling Frameworks for Determination of
- Carrying Capacity for Sustainable Bivalve Aquaculture
- Environmental Impacts of an Open Ocean Mariculture Operation in Kona, Hawaii
- Life Cycle Assessments and Their Applications to Aquaculture Production Systems
- Mariculture Systems, Integrated Land-Based
- Marine Aquaculture in the Mediterranean
- Marine Fisheries Enhancement, Coming of Age in the New Millennium
- Mussel Culture, Open Ocean Innovations
- Ocean Farming and Sustainable Aquaculture Science and Technology, An Introduction to
- Polyculture in Aquaculture
- Seaweed Aquaculture for Human Foods in Land-Based and IMTA Systems
- Shellfish Aquaculture, Methods of Sustainable
- Sustainable Ecological Aquaculture

Part IV: Transgenic Livestock for Food Production
- Avian Specific Transgenesis
- Disease-Resistant Transgenic Animals
- Livestock Somatic Cell Nuclear Transfer
- Nuclear Transfer to Produce Transgenic Mammals
- Transgenic Fishes: Applications, State of the Art, and Risk Concerns
- Transgenic Livestock for Food Production, Introduction
- Transgenic Livestock Technologies
- Transgenic Livestock, Decreasing Environmental Impact of
- Transgenic Livestock, Enhanced Nutritional Quality in
- Transgenic Livestock, Ethical Concerns and Debate
- Transgenic Technologies and Increased Livestock Fertility
- Transgenics: Alternative Gene Transfer Methods

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