Sustainable Food Production

2013 Edition
| Editors: Paul Christou, Roxana Savin, Barry A. Costa-Pierce, Ignacy Misztal, C. Bruce A. Whitelaw


Population growth in the coming decades will put severe pressure on human food, animal feed, and fiber production from both land and ocean ecosystems.  Environmental sustainability and social justice are increasingly important elements in debates on how to ensure adequate food for a  growing global population.  Gathering approximately 90 peer-reviewed entries from the Encyclopedia of Sustainability Science and Technology, Sustainable Food Production provides comprehensive coverage of this vital area of current research.  Sections on animal breeding and genetics for food, crop science and technology, ocean farming and sustainable aquaculture science and technology, and transgenic livestock for food discuss state-of-the-art scientific advances, and place them in their proper scientific, environmental, ethical, socio-economic, and political contexts.

Editors and affiliations

  • Paul Christou
    • 1
    • 2
  • Roxana Savin
    • 3
  • Barry A. Costa-Pierce
    • 4
  • Ignacy Misztal
    • 5
  • C. Bruce A. Whitelaw
    • 6
  1. 1.Department de Produccio Vegetal i Ciencia ForestalUniversitat de Lleida/ICREALleidaSpain
  2. 2.Institució Catalana de Recerca i Estudis Avançats (ICREA)BarcelonaSpain
  3. 3.Department of Crop and Forest SciencesUniversity of LleidaLleidaSpain
  4. 4.University of New England, Marine Science CenterBiddefordUSA
  5. 5.Department of Animal and Dairy Science Breeding and GeneticsUniversity of GeorgiaAthensUSA
  6. 6.The Roslin Institute and Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary StudiesDivision of Developmental Biology, University of EdinburghMidlothianUK

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