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Food Contamination and Wastage by Insects

  • Arnab De
  • Rituparna Bose
  • Ajeet Kumar
  • Subho Mozumdar
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Part of the SpringerBriefs in Molecular Science book series (BRIEFSMOLECULAR)

Abstract

Insects are found in all types of environment and occupy a little more than two-thirds of the known species of animals in the world. Insects can infest all kinds of plants (including crop plants, forest trees, medicinal plants, and weeds). Moreover, they can feed on the food and other stored products in warehouses, bins, storage structures and packages, causing huge amount of loss to the stored food and also deterioration of the food quality.

Keywords

Soil Erosion Integrate Pest Management Storage Structure Biological Pest Control Farm Profit 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Arnab De
    • 1
  • Rituparna Bose
    • 2
  • Ajeet Kumar
    • 3
  • Subho Mozumdar
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of ImmunologyColumbia UniversityNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Department of Earth and Environmental ScienceThe City University of New YorkNew YorkUSA
  3. 3.Department of ChemistryUniversity of DelhiDelhiIndia

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