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Perspectives in World Food and Agriculture 2004, Volume 1

Colin G. Scanes (Editor), John A. Miranowski (Editor), Kenneth M. Quinn (Foreword by)
ISBN: 978-0-8138-2021-7
485 pages
October 2003, Wiley-Blackwell
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Written by a team of international researchers, scientists, and academics, Perspectives of World Food and Agriculture 2004 comprises the latest, most up-to-date information in global agricultural. With a list of international contributors that reads like a "Who’s Who?" in agricultural research, this volume brings together some of the most cutting-edge agricultural research being done today.

This popular annual publication includes:

  • Global agricultural statistics
  • Trends in the food marketing system
  • Agricultural policies
  • Global food insecurity (a contribution from UNFAO)
  • Ethics of agriculture
  • Success in developing sustainable agriculture systems
  • Efficacy and safety of plant biotechnology
  • An invited review by the World Food Laureate

Researchers and research libraries alike will delight in the "Frontiers" portion of this book. As its name suggests, this section delivers reports on the latest breakthroughs in agriculture research. Aimed at faculty in colleges of agriculture, undergraduate and graduate students, policy makers, government and industry scientists, public libraries, farmers and agribusiness operators, this book is the key to keeping current on agricultural research and policy.

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Author Information

Colin Scanes, PhD, is a professor of animal science at Iowa State University, Ames. Dr. Scanes is widely recognized for his work in endocrinology of domestic animals, and is the author of numerous papers and research publications. He was formerly an administrator in the College of Agriculture at Iowa State University and played an important role in the development of the United States animal genome, food safety and biobased products and programs.

Dr. John Miranowski, PhD, is a professor and agricultural economist for Iowa State University, Ames. Harvard-educated, Dr. Miranowski served as Director, Resources and Technology Division for the USDA. As Executive Coordinator of the Secretary’s Policy Coordination Council, he worked to develop and implement programs on water quality, food safety, pest control and other vital topics. He has authored several papers in environmental and resource economics and agricultural policy

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The Wiley Advantage

*Brings together current, cutting-edge agricultural research carried out by a team of internationally respected researchers, scientists and academics
* This is an annual publication detailing information about agronomy,/plant science, animal science, food safety, genomics, agricultural economics, rural sociology, forestry, biorenewables and much more
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