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Dubois, Michel

Megatrends in Food and Agriculture: Technology, Water Use and Nutrition

Dubois, Michel - Megatrends in Food and Agriculture: Technology, Water Use and Nutrition, ebook

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Highlights and examines the growing convergence between the food and agricultural industries—the technological, environmental, and consumer-related drivers of this change, and the potential outcomes

This is the first book of its kind to connect food and the food industry with agriculture, water resources, and water management in a detailed and thorough way. It brings together a small community of expert authors to address the future of the food industry, agriculture (both for plants and animals), and water—and its role in a world of increasing demands on resources.

The book begins by highlighting the role of agriculture in today's food industry from a historical perspective—showing how it has grown over the years. It goes on to examine water management; new ways of plant breeding not only based on genetic modification pathways; and the attention between major crops (soy, corn, wheat) and so-called "orphan crops" (coffee, cocoa, tropical fruits). The book then turns towards the future of the food industry and analyzes major food trends, the new food, and "enough" food; discusses possible new business models for the future food industry; and analyzes the impact that the "internet of everything" will have on agriculture and the food industry. Finally, Megatrends in Food and Agriculture: Technology, Water Use and Nutrition offers scenarios about how agriculture, food, and the food industry might undergo some radical transformations.

  • Assesses the evolution of food production and how we arrived at today's landscape
  • Focuses on key areas of change, driven by both innovation and challenges such as new technologies, the demand for better nutrition, and the management of dwindling resources
  • Highlights the role of better-informed consumers who demand transparency and accountability from producers
  • Is written by industry insiders and academic experts

Megatrends in Food and Agriculture: Technology, Water Use and Nutrition is an important resource for food and agriculture industry professionals, including scientists and technicians as well as decision makers, in management, marketing, sales, and regulatory areas, as well as related NGOs.

Keywords: Agricultural Economics & Resource Management, Food Management, Agricultural Economics & Resource Management, Food Management,

sustainable food management; food industry; global food supply; agricultural trends; animal agriculture; sustainable proteins; food trends; food technology; feeding the world; food stability; food shelf life; food crisis; averting a food crisis; avoiding world hunger; plant breeding; farming; genetic modification; industrially manufactured food; world hunger; food bank; water management; water supplies; organic chemistry; the role of nutrition in agriculture; water management for farmland; agricultural and environmental policy; natural resources; biotechnology; biofuels; Agricultural & Applied Economics Association (AAEA); Association of Environmental and Resource Economists; Megatrends in Food and Agriculture: Technology, Water Use and Nutrition

Author(s)
 
 
 
 
Publisher
John Wiley and Sons, Inc.
Publication year
2018
Language
en
Edition
1
Page amount
336 pages
Categories
Technology, Energy, Traffic
 
Gardening, Agriculture, Forestry
Format
Ebook
eISBN (ePUB)
9781119391111
Printed ISBN
9781119391142

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