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Title Feeding a world population of more than eight billion people : a challenge to science / edited by J.C. Waterlow ... [and others]
Published New York : Oxford University Press in association with the Rank Prize Funds, 1998

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Description xv, 280 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents Introductory Remarks / Aaron Klug -- 1. Needs for Food: Are We Asking Too Much? / J. C. Waterlow -- 2. The Economics of Food / Partha Dasgupta -- 3. Land Resources and Constraints to Crop Production / D. J. Greenland, P. J. Gregory and P. H. Nye -- 4. Water and Food in Developing Countries in the Next Century / M. Yudelman -- 5. Energy for Agriculture in the Twenty-first Century / B. A. Stout -- 6. Greater Crop Production: Whence and Whither? / L. T. Evans -- 7. How and When Will Plant Biotechnology Help? / Marc Van Montagu -- 8. What Limits the Efficiency of Photosynthesis, and Can There Be Beneficial Improvements? / J. Barber -- 9. Rubisco: The Key to Improved Crop Production for a World Population of More Than Eight Billion People? / S. P. Long -- 10. Increasing Rice Productivity by Manipulation of Starch Biosynthesis during Seed Development / Sang-Bong Choi, Yunsun Zhang and Hiroyuki Ito [et al.]
11. Improving Yield Potential by Modifying Plant Type and Exploiting Heterosis / G. S. Khush, S. Peng and S. S. Virmani -- 12. Developing Crops with Tolerance to Salinity and Drought Stress / D. P. S. Verma -- 13. Prospects for Engineering Enbanced Durable Disease Resistance in Crops / Chris Lamb -- 14. A Systems Perspective on Postharvest Losses / M. Gill and N. Poulter -- 15. Significance of Dietary Protein Source in Human Nutrition: Animal and/or Plant Proteins? / Vernon R. Young, Nevin S. Scrimshaw and Peter L. Pellett -- 16. Competition between Livestock and Mankind for Nutrients: Let Ruminants Eat Grass / H. A. Fitzhugh -- 17. Animals and the Human Food Chain / R. B. Heap -- 18. Practical innovation: Partnerships between Scientists and Farmers / G. R. Conway -- 19. Productivity, Poverty Alleviation, and Food Security / Donald L. Winkelmann
Summary "This book takes a critical look at the immediate challenges for feeding the population just a generation from now. Based on the 10th International Symposium sponsored by the Nutrition Committee and the Trustees of the Rank Prize Funds, the volume examines the full range of related issues, from food economics to resource allocation and crop yields. Beginning with an analysis of future food needs, the articles cover basic resources and constraints, applications of science to increase yield, the role of animal products in feeding eight billion people, and diverse social issues. The book provides insights into these and other important questions the world will be faced with in the coming years, making it an invaluable resource for a wide range of those interested in agriculture, the environment, and public policy."--BOOK JACKET
Notes Based on papers presented at a symposium sponsored by the Rank Prize Funds held in Ferndown, Dorset, United Kingdom, Dec. 6-9, 1996
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes English
Subject Agricultural innovations -- Congresses.
Food supply -- Congresses.
Genre/Form Conference papers and proceedings.
Author Waterlow, J. C. (John Conrad)
Rank Prize Funds.
LC no. 97030064
ISBN 0195113128 (alk. paper)