1394: Microbiology, food security and safety
This paper is taken from the executive summary of a Society for General Microbiology Position Statement on Food Security and Safety
Year of Publication2011
Understanding the role of microbes at all steps in the process of plant and animal production, soil and water management, and harvesting, storage and processing of agricultural products is necessary. Now and in the future, microbiological research and development will play a profoundly important role in sustaining and improving food production, food safety, and environmental quality while reducing waste. For example, for every 1% reduction in crop pests and diseases an extra 25 million people could be fed.
This item is categorised as follows
- Subject Collection > Climate, ecology & environment > Greenhouse Gas
- Subject Collection > Livestock & dairy > Animal health & welfare
- Subject Collection > Arable & industrial crops > Pest & disease control
- Subject Collection > Food & drink > Food hygiene
- Subject Collection > Soils & water > Soil management
- Subject Collection > Soils & water
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