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Sustainable Food Production

Christou, P., Savin, R., Costa-Pierce, B., Misztal, I., Whitelaw, B. (Eds.)

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  • About this encyclopedia

  • Represents a one-stop reference to a key area of sustainability research
  • Covers statistical tools used for modern animal breeding, as well as results of breeding for a wide variety of species and environments
  • Examines future directions for a more productive and sustainable agriculture, from molecular approaches to crop physiology and agronomy
  • Describes state-of-the-art applications of transgenic livestock and birds
  • Addresses the grand challenge of sustainable aquaculture as a means of sustainable food production while helping to restore global capture fisheries
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.

Content Level » Upper undergraduate

Keywords » Animal Breeding Sustainability - Animal Genetics for Food - Crop Science - Crop Technology for Sustainability - Crops Genetic Engineering - Ocean Farming Technology - Plant Molecular Farming - Sustainable Aquaculture - Sustainable Food Production - Sustainable Ocean Farming - Transgenic Fishes - Transgenic Livestock and Food Production - Transgenic Technologies

Related subjects » Agriculture - Animal Sciences - Food Science & Nutrition - Plant Sciences - Sustainable Development

Table of 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 

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

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

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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