Impacts of Agriculture on Human Health and Nutrition

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Ismail Cakmak, Ross M. Welch
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2
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2009
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Impacts of Agriculture on Human Health and Nutrition 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.

The Theme on Agriculture on Human Health and Nutrition provides the essential aspects and a number of issues of importance in human life: Global Prevalence of Micronutrient Malnutrition and Impacts on the Health of Children; Community-Centered Food-Based Strategies for Alleviating and Preventing Malnutrition; Influence of Mineral Fertilizers on Nutritional Quality of Staple Food Crops; Molecular Genetic Approaches to Improve the Nutritional Quality of Staple Food Crops; Nutritional Consequences of Using Organic Agricultural Methods in Developing Countries which are then expanded into multiple subtopics, each as a chapter. These two 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 and NGOs.

Ismail Cakmak received both his B.S. (1980) and M.S. (1981) degrees in Soil Science and Plant Nutrition from the University of Cukurova in Adana, Turkey, and his Ph.D. (1988) in Plant Nutritional Physiology from the Hohenhein University in Stuttgart, Germany. After postdoctoral studies in Germany during 1989 to 1992, he worked at the Cukurova University, Department of Soil Science and Plant Nutrition, where he became a full professor (1994) in Plant Nutrition. In 2000, he moved to Sabanci University, Department of Biological Sciences, in Istanbul. His research focuses on physiological aspects of plant adaptation to adverse soil conditions, particularly micronutrient-deficient and heavy metal-toxic soils. He has published seventy papers in refereed international journals, and serves on several editorial boards.

R. M. Welch is a Plant Physiologist and Lead Scientist employed by the USDA-ARS at the US Plant, Soil, and Nutrition Laboratory on the Cornell University campus in Ithaca, N.Y. He is Courtesy Professor of Plant Nutrition within the Department of Crop and Soil Sciences. He received his B.Sc. (1967) in soil science from the California State Polytechnic University, and his M.Sc. (1969) and Ph.D. (1971) in soil science/plant nutrition from the University of California. He has carried out research at Murdoch University and at the University of Adelaide, Australia. He is a Fellow of the American Society of Agronomy and Soil Science Society of America. His research is directed to improving the nutritional quality of food crops for humans and finding sustainable ways to increase the bioavailable levels of micronutrients in staple foods. He co-organizes the Food Systems for Improved Health program at Cornell University. He co-operates with various international institutions on projects directed at increasing the micronutrient density and nutritional quality of food crops through plant breeding, molecular biology and improved agronomic practices to enhance human health globally.

Table of Contents (29 Chapters)
  • 1. Agricultural and Molecular Genetic Approaches to Improving Nutrition and Preventing Micronutrient Malnutrition Globally

    Ismail Cakmak,Robin D. Graham,Ross M. Welch
      
    Price : US$15.00
    Volume : 1
  • 2. Global Prevalence of Micronutrient Malnutrition and Impacts on the Health of Children

    P. Bratter and V.E. Negretti de Bratter
      
    Price : US$7.50
    Volume : 1
  • 3. Iron Nutrition in Man: Global Perspectives on Iron Deficiency and Malnutrition

    Hambraus L.
      
    Price : US$7.50
    Volume : 1
  • 4. Global Importance of Zinc Deficiency in Humans: Its Relations to Malnutrition and Strategies for Its Prevention

    Gibson, R. S.
      
    Price : US$7.50
    Volume : 1
  • 5. Global Importance of Selenium and Its Relation to Human Health

    Combs, Jr., G.F.
      
    Price : US$7.50
    Volume : 1
  • 6. Global Importance of Vitamin A Deficiency in Humans and its Relationship to Malnutrition

    Northrop-Clewes, C. A., and Thurnham, D. I.
      
    Price : US$15.00
    Volume : 1
  • 7. Experience with Environmental Supplementation of Iodine in Irrigation Water as a Practical Agricultural Approach to Reduce Iodine Deficiency

    DeLong, G. R.
      
    Price : US$7.50
    Volume : 1
  • 8. Community-Centered Food-Based Strategies for Alleviating and Preventing Malnutrition

    Thompson, B
      
    Price : US$15.00
    Volume : 1
  • 9. Improving the Nutritional Quality of Maize and Wheat for Human Consumption

    Long, J.,Ortiz-Monasterio, J.I.,Bänziger, M.
      
    Price : US$7.50
    Volume : 1
  • 10. Improving Micronutrient Value of Rice Through Breeding

    Gregorio, G.B., Senadhira, D., and Htut, T.,Graham, R.D.
      
    Price : US$7.50
    Volume : 1
  • 11. Improvement of Common Bean for Mineral Nutritive Content at CIAT

    Beebe. S.
      
    Price : US$7.50
    Volume : 1
  • 12. Classical Breeding to Improve Vegetable Vitamin and Provitamin Content

    M.E.N. Fonseca,J. P. Navazio,P.W. Simon
      
    Price : US$7.50
    Volume : 1
  • 13. The Economics of Plant Breeding as an Agricultural Strategy for Reducing Micronutrient Malnutrition

    Bouis, H. E.
      
    Price : US$7.50
    Volume : 1
  • 14. Influence of Mineral Fertilizers on Nutritional Quality of Staple Food Crops

    Wiesler, F.,Gerendás, J., and Sattelmacher, B.
      
    Price : US$15.00
    Volume : 1
  • 15. Agronomic Approaches for Increasing Iron Availability to Food Crops

    Chen, Y. and Shenker, M.
      
    Price : US$7.50
    Volume : 1
  • 16. Agronomic Approaches to Increasing Zinc Concentration in Staple Food Crops

    Rengel, Z.
      
    Price : US$7.50
    Volume : 1
  • 17. Agronomic Approaches to Increase Selenium Concentration in Livestock Feed and Food Crops

    Gissel-Nielsen, G.,Gupta, U. C.
      
    Price : US$7.50
    Volume : 1
  • 18. Agricultural Practices to Minimize Nitrate Accumulation in Edible Parts of Crop Plants

    Schenk, M.K.
      
    Price : US$7.50
    Volume : 1
  • 19. Plant Based Sources of Proteins and Amino Acids in Relation to Human Health

    Millward, D. J.
      
    Price : US$7.50
    Volume : 2
  • 20. Molecular Genetic Approaches to Improve the Nutritional Quality of Staple Food Crops

    Chávez-Bárcenas, T., Nieto-Jacobo, M.F., Simpson, J., and Herrera-Estrella, L.
      
    Price : US$15.00
    Volume : 2
  • 21. Molecular Genetic Improvement of Protein Quality of Maize

    Olsen, M.S.,Phillips, R.L.
      
    Price : US$7.50
    Volume : 2
  • 22. Molecular Breeding of Vegetable Crops for Improved Provitamine A Carotenoid Content

    Fonseca, M.E.N.,Simon, P.W.
      
    Price : US$7.50
    Volume : 2
  • 23. Genetic Improvement of Cereals with Low Phytic Acid Content

    Raboy, V.
      
    Price : US$7.50
    Volume : 2
  • 24. Improving the Protein Content and Quality of Temperate Cereals: Wheat, Barley and Rye

    Shewry, P. R.
      
    Price : US$7.50
    Volume : 2
  • 25. Development of Iron-Rich Crops by Genetic Engineering

    Yoshihara, T., Goto, F., and Masuda, T.,Takaiwa, F.
      
    Price : US$7.50
    Volume : 2
  • 26. Engineering of Seed Quality Characters in Legumes

    Müntz, K.
      
    Price : US$15.00
    Volume : 2
  • 27. Nutritional Consequences of Using Organic Agricultural Methods in Developing Countries

    Brandt, K., and Kidmose, U.
      
    Price : US$15.00
    Volume : 2
  • 28. Influence of Organic and Conventional Farming Systems on Nutritional Quality of Food

    U. Kopke
      
    Price : US$15.00
    Volume : 2
  • 29. Developing Sustainable Horticultural Production Systems for Socioeconomic and Nutritional Development in Asia

    Ali, M.
      
    Price : US$15.00
    Volume : 2
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