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 of Biofortified Agricultural Products provides new strategies and techniques for the production of biofortified agricultural products from different soils.
Seventeen contributors from twelve countries explore the effects of environmental and biological factors on the accumulation and speciation of nutritionally important trace elements in agricultural products. They explore novel strategies regarding the functional foods and animal feed and other forms of biofortified agricultural products. The text addresses alternative biosources and bioproducts produced from phytoremediation processes as well as the bioavailability and the effects of bioproduct compounds.
The editors comprehensively synthesize the ever-mounting body of new information on biofortification, including theoretical, practical, and practiced agricultural-based strategies in micronutrient management and improvement in different types of soils. The book provides a unique and useful platform to further the understanding of nutritionally important trace elements in the context of biogeochemistry, food chain transfer, and health-related issues.
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Table of Contents
Impact of Trace Elements From Plants on Human Nutrition: A Case for
Biofortification, S.S.G. Bonsmann and R.F. Hurrell
In The Food Chain,
and Use of Selenium and Phyto-Compounds in Risk Reduction and Control of
Prostate Cancer, G. Lyons, Y. Genc, and R. Graham
Selenium In Plants In Relation to Chemical Speciation and
Selenium-Contaminated Soil and Water Produces Biofortified Products and
Agricultural Byproducts, G.S. Bañuelos
Crop Management for
Improving Iron and Zinc Nutrition of Crops, F. Zhang, M. Fan,
X. Gao, C.
Zou, and Y. Zuo
Soil Management On
Zinc Uptake and Its Bioavailability In Plants, R. Schulin, A.
Koshgoftarmanesh, M. Ayuni, B. Nowack, and E. Frossard
Practices and Crop
Quality: Implementation On Feed And Diet Quality, T.Q. Zhang and Y.T. Wang
Manure Applications on Soil, Water, and Crops: Implications for Animal and
Human Health, M. Batista Benke, X. Hao, and C. Chang
Aerobic Rice Take Up
Zinc from Low Zinc Soil? Mechanisms, Trade Offs, and Implications for
X. Gao, T.W. Kuyper, F. Zhang, C. Zou, and E. Hoffland
Enriched Rice, G.B. Gregorio, T. Htut, and G.S. Cabuslay
In A Food Chain
Approach for Rice in China, M. Slingerland, F. Zhang, T.-J
Stomph, X. Gao,
J. Liang, and W. Jiang
Expression of Pea Seed Ferritin cDNA in Indian Mustard: Nutritional Value and Oxidative Stress
Tolerance of the
Transformants, N. Nirupa, M. N. V. Prasad, and P. B. Kirti
Molecular Regulation of Fe Uptake in Strategy I Plants, H.-Q.
Ling, J. Du,
and N. Wang
Identification of Genes for
Biofortification: Genetic and Molecular Analysis of Mineral
Accumulation in Arabidopsis
Thaliana and Other Plant Species, M.G.M. Aarts and
Trace Elements By
Soybean in Typic Quartzipsamment Soil Treated with Different
Fertilizers in Brazil, F. Nildo da Silva, A.E. Furtini Neto,
and A.C. Chang
Determination and Importance of
Trace Elements in Chinese Medicinal Herbs Used For Healthcare and
Treatments, C.-Y. Chen, L. Zhang, and G. Huo
Nutrition/Biofortification As the Root of Human Health and Well-Being, A.B.