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Genetically Modified Plants: Assessing Safety and Managing Risk

by Roger Hull, G. T. Tzotzos & Graham Head

A transgenic organism is a plant, animal, bacterium, or other living organism that has had a foreign gene added to it by means of genetic engineering. Transgenic plants can arise by natural movement of genes...


Desert Olive Oil Cultivation: Advanced Bio Technologies

by Zeev Wiesman

Due to the adverse stress conditions typical of olive cultivation in desert conditions, the olive tree is responding with production of high levels of antioxidant substances. Among these substances are polyphenols,...


Obesity Prevention: The Role of Brain and Society on Individual Behavior

by Laurette Dube, Antoine Bechara & Alain Dagher

Over the years, approaches to obesity prevention and treatment have gone from focusing on genetic and other biological factors to exploring a diversity of diets and individual behavior modification interventions...


Ensuring Global Food Safety: Exploring Global Harmonization

by Christine Boisrobert, Aleksandra Stjepanovic & Sangsuk Oh

Taking into account toxicity levels at normal consumption levels, intake per kg bodyweight and other acknowledged considerations, each chapter in this book will be based on one or more proven examples. It is...


Food Preservation Process Design

by Dennis R. Heldman

The preservation processes for foods have evolved over several centuries, but recent attention to non-thermal technologies suggests that a new dimension of change has been initiated.

The new dimension to be...


Flour and Breads and their Fortification in Health and Disease Prevention

by Victor R. Preedy, Ronald Ross Watson & Vinood B. Patel

Bread and flour-based foods are an important part of the diet for millions of people worldwide. Their complex nature provides energy, protein, minerals and many other macro- and micronutrients. However, consideration...


Soil and Environmental Chemistry

by William F. Bleam

Soil and Environmental Chemistry emphasizes the problem-solving skills students will need when they enter their chosen field.  Combining valuable soil chemistry concepts into the "big picture” by discussing...


A History of Weed Science in the United States

by Robert L Zimdahl

It is important that scientists think about and know their history - where they came from, what they have accomplished, and how these may affect the future. Weed scientists, similar to scientists in many technological...


The Science of Grapevines: Anatomy and Physiology

by Markus Keller

Written by a recognized expert and based on his experience in teaching the subject to students with a variety of educational backgrounds, The Science of Grapevines: Anatomy and Physiology is the only book to...


Irradiation of Food Commodities: Techniques, Applications, Detection, Legislation, Safety and Consumer Opinion

by Ioannis S. Arvanitoyannis

The irradiation of food is a low cost, highly effective method of ensuring food safety, and extending shelf life. Public acceptance of irradiation, despite its benefits, however, has been a significant challenge....


Hyperspectral Imaging for Food Quality Analysis and Control

by Da-Wen Sun

Based on the integration of computer vision and spectrscopy techniques, hyperspectral imaging is a novel technology for obtaining both spatial and spectral information on a product. Used for nearly 20 years...


Ferrets & Ferreting - A Practical Manual on Breeding, Managing, Training and Working Ferrets

by Wiliam Carnegie

Originally published in 1880, this classic manual on ferrets and ferreting contains a great deal of advice and information still of much practical use to today's ferreters. Many of the earliest sporting books,...


Agri-Culture: "Reconnecting People, Land and Nature"

by Jules Pretty

'Refreshingly fluent narrative, brimming full of stories and metaphors' Tim O'Riordan, University of East Anglia, UK 'A great balance between storytelling and analysis which points to the critical need for gaining...


Forests in Landscapes: Ecosystem Approaches to Sustainability

by Stewart Maginnis & Jeffrey A Sayer

�At last a really useful book telling us how all the rhetoric about ecosystem approaches and sustainable forest management is being translated into practical solutions on the ground� CLAUDE MARTIN, WWF INTERNATIONAL...


Forests People and Power: The Political Ecology of Reform in South Asia

by Piers Blaikie & Oliver Springate-Baginski

�With tens of millions of hectares and hundreds of millions of lives in the balance, the debate over who should control South Asia�s forests is of tremendous political significance. This book provides an...


Plantations Privatization Poverty and Power: Changing Ownership and Management of State Forests

by James Mayers

Private sector delivery of state services is increasingly common worldwide, and state forest plantation management is no exception. Increasingly governments are transferring rights and responsibilities to the...


The Sustainable Forestry Handbook: A Practical Guide for Tropical Forest Managers on Implementing New Standards

by Neil Judd, Sophie Higman & Stephen Bass

The Sustainable Forestry Handbook is widely considered to be the essential aid to understanding and implementing sustainable forest management. Providing a clear and concise guide to the practicalities of implementing...


Rural Planning in Developing Countries: Supporting Natural Resource Management and Sustainable Livelihoods

by David Dent, Olivier Dubois & Barry Dalal-Clayton

This book provides an international perspective on rural planning, focused on developing countries. It examines conventional development planning and innovative local planning approaches, drawing together lessons...


The Right Way to Keep Chickens

by Virginia Shirt

For generations, people in the countryside have kept chickens, mainly for the eggs. Now, more and more people, in town as well as countryside, are enjoying the pleasure of keeping hens in the garden and reaping...


City Goats: The Goat Justice League's Guide to Backyard Goat Keeping

by Jennie P. Grant & Harley Soltes

Time Magazine calls author Jennie Grant the, "godmother of goat lovers."

* Explains the how-to and benefits of keeping and raising milking goats on your city lot

* Get a healthy source of milk, as well as a...