Cultivated Plants, Primarily as Food Sources

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Gyorgy Fuleky
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2
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2009
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Cultivated Plants, Primarily as Food Sources is a component of Encyclopedia of Food and Agricultural Sciences, Engineering and Technology Resources in the global Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS), which is an integrated compendium of twenty one Encyclopedias.

Global food demand is forecast to double and possible triple, by the year 2050, when more than 10 billion people will need to be fed worldwide. To ensure adequate nutrition for this growing population food production must be expanded faster than the population.

Following a longer introduction chapter with some information on the history of crop production, the land used for agriculture, the cropping systems and the future trends, comes the knowledge in depth: The grain and cereal, the edible been plants, the vegetables and plants for edible starch, oil, sugar and beverage production, the fruits and nuts, the fiber, forage and industrial crops. Each subject contains glossary and bibliography for better and deeper understanding. At each important plant the history, the production technology, the importance of the crop in nutrition of growing population, the feeding value, some short case stories, and the future trends are discussed.

When considering plant foods in relation to human health, it should be remembered that plant foods may also have health value in addition to their nutritional value. It would seem possible to modify the composition of plant foods as to improve human health. In developing countries, poverty leads to food shortage and under nutrition and many populations survive largely on plant-based diets. In industrialized countries, relative affluence leads to over consumption of food and especially to over-consumption of animal foods at the expense of plant foods. These two volumes, cultivated plants, primarily as food sources, help to get more detailed knowledge to overcome the mentioned problem of the World.

These volumes are aimed at the following five major target audiences: University and College Students Educators, Professional Practitioners, Research Personnel and Policy Analysts, Managers, and Decision Makers, NGOs and GOs.

György Füleky was born at Ekecs, Hungary in 1945. He obtained his M.Sc. in Chemistry and Physics from Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, in 1968; a Dr. Univ. in Soil Chemistry from the Agricultural University of Gödöllö in 1974, and a Ph.D. in Soil Fertility from the Hungarian Academy of Sciences in Budapest in 1978. He began his career as a research fellow of the Institute for Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. He was associate professor at the Department of Agricultural Chemistry in 1983–8, and at the Department of Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry, University of Agricultural Sciences, Gödöllö, from 1988, Head of Department from 1900. He was Vice Dean of the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences in 1987–94, and since 2000 Vice Rector of the Szent István University Gödöllö. His teaching subjects are soil fertility and plant nutrition, and his research activity has focused on the chemical and biological testing of soil fertility, description of the processes of soil nutrient supply, and the impact of agriculture on the environment. He is a member of the International Union of Soil Sciences since 1974, and on the Editorial Board of Agrokémia és Talajtan, editor-in-chief of the Bulletin of Szent István University, and a national representative of Hungary in the European Society of Agronomy.

Table of Contents (29 Chapters)
  • 1. Cultivated Plants, Primarily as Food Sources

    György Füleky
      
    Price : US$15.00
    Volume : 1
  • 2. Rice

    Krisztina R. Végh
      
    Price : US$7.50
    Volume : 1
  • 3. Sorghum and Millets

    Irén Léder
      
    Price : US$7.50
    Volume : 1
  • 4. Buckwheat, Amaranth and other Pseudocereal Plants

    Irén Léder
      
    Price : US$7.50
    Volume : 1
  • 5. Nutritional Aspects of Legumes

    Ildikó Schuster-Gajzágó
      
    Price : US$7.50
    Volume : 1
  • 6. Peas and Lentils

    Ildikó Schuster-Gajzágó
      
    Price : US$7.50
    Volume : 1
  • 7. Beans

    Ildikó Schuster-Gajzágó
      
    Price : US$7.50
    Volume : 1
  • 8. Lupin and Chickpea

    Ildikó Schuster-Gajzágó,
      
    Price : US$7.50
    Volume : 1
  • 9. Vegetables and Plants for Edible Starch, Oil, Sugar and Beverage Production

    Krisztina R. Végh
      
    Price : US$15.00
    Volume : 1
  • 10. Vegetables: Root Crops

    Krisztina R. Végh
      
    Price : US$15.00
    Volume : 1
  • 11. Vegetables II (Others)

    Krisztina R. Végh
      
    Price : US$15.00
    Volume : 1
  • 12. Starch Bearing Crops as Food Sources

    Krisztina. R. Végh,
      
    Price : US$15.00
    Volume : 1
  • 13. Protein Bearing Crops

    M. Hajós-Novák
      
    Price : US$7.50
    Volume : 1
  • 14. Plants as Sources of Oil

    Katalin Perédi Vásárhelyi,József Perédi
      
    Price : US$22.50
    Volume : 2
  • 15. Sugar Bearing Crops

    M. Hajós-Novák
      
    Price : US$7.50
    Volume : 2
  • 16. Plants Used for the Production of Beverages

    F. G. Pandi
      
    Price : US$7.50
    Volume : 2
  • 17. Plants Used for the Production of Stimulants

    Jenő Bernáth
      
    Price : US$7.50
    Volume : 2
  • 18. Spices

    Éva Németh
      
    Price : US$7.50
    Volume : 2
  • 19. Fruit and Nuts

    Béla Berényi
      
    Price : US$7.50
    Volume : 2
  • 20. Fruit in Northern Latitudes

    Béla Berényi
      
    Price : US$7.50
    Volume : 2
  • 21. Subtropical Fruit

    Béla Berényi
      
    Price : US$7.50
    Volume : 2
  • 22. Temperate Fruits

    Béla Berényi
      
    Price : US$7.50
    Volume : 2
  • 23. Tropical Fruits

    Béla Berényi
      
    Price : US$15.00
    Volume : 2
  • 24. Nut Plants

    Béla Berényi
      
    Price : US$7.50
    Volume : 2
  • 25. Ornamental Plants

    Gabor Schmidt
      
    Price : US$15.00
    Volume : 2
  • 26. Pharmaceutical Plants (Plants used in pharmaceutical preparations)

    Jenő Bernáth
      
    Price : US$7.50
    Volume : 2
  • 27. Medicinal Plants

    Éva Németh
      
    Price : US$7.50
    Volume : 2
  • 28. Aromatic Plants

    Jenő Bernáth
      
    Price : US$7.50
    Volume : 2
  • 29. Colouring (Dye) Plants

    Éva Németh
      
    Price : US$7.50
    Volume : 2
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