Development and Uses of Biofortified Agricultural Products: 1st Edition (e-Book) book cover

Development and Uses of Biofortified Agricultural Products

1st Edition

Edited by Gary S. Banuelos, Zhi-Qing Lin

CRC Press

320 pages

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Although ending world hunger remains the most important goal, increasingly the focus is on simultaneously improving world malnutrition. Paradoxically, nutritionally important trace elements essential for human health are both deficient and over-abundant in soils in many regions of the world. Using a multidisciplinary approach, Development and Uses

Table of Contents

Impact of Trace Elements in Plants on Human Nutrition and Biological Systems. Bioavailability of Trace Elements in Plants in Relation to Chemical Speciation and Transformation. Use of Biofortification in Food Chains for Preventing and Treating Chronic Diseases. Production of Unique Biobased Products from Phytoremediation of Se. Genetic and Agronomical Biofortification of Cereals with Zn for Better Nutrition. A Food Approach to Increase the Supply of Bioavailable Iron and Zinc from Rice. Increasing Uptake and Accumulation with Plant Species and Agronomic Practices. Biomedicine Capabilities in Plants. Improving Micronutrient Value of Rice Through Breeding. Breeding Crops for the Improvement of Human Nutrition and Health.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Botany
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / General
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Agriculture / General