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Perspectives in World Food and Agriculture: 2004by Colin G. Scanes and John A. Miranowski
Synopses & Reviews
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:
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
Book News Annotation:
Scanes and Miranowski (both of Iowa State U.) present 25 invited papers from a conference co-sponsored by the World Food Prize, founded by Dr. Norman Borlaug, billed as the "father of the green revolution." The papers look at a variety of recent research issues related to agriculture, food, water, and development. Issues of livestock, water scarcity, "agroterrorism," and biotechnology are discussed. The emphasis is on technological solutions to food resource problems. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
This popular annual publication includes: global agriculture statistics; trends in the food marketing system; agricultural policies; global food insecurity (a contribution from UNFAO); ethics of agriculture, and more topics.
About the Author
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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