Genetic Engineering, Biofertilisation, Soil Quality and Organic Farming

  • Eric Lichtfouse

Part of the Sustainable Agriculture Reviews book series (SARV, volume 4)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. Harry Martin, Elisabeth P. J. Burgess, Michal Masarik, Karl J. Kramer, Miroslava Beklova, Vojtech Adam et al.
    Pages 1-21
  3. Johannes M. S. Scholberg, Santiago Dogliotti, Carolina Leoni, Corey M. Cherr, Lincoln Zotarelli, Walter A. H. Rossing
    Pages 23-58
  4. Johannes M. S. Scholberg, Santiago Dogliotti, Lincoln Zotarelli, Corey M. Cherr, Carolina Leoni, Walter A. H. Rossing
    Pages 59-97
  5. Anthony C. Edwards, Robin L. Walker, Phillip Maskell, Christine A. Watson, Robert M. Rees, Elizabeth A. Stockdale et al.
    Pages 99-117
  6. Gerbert A. Hiddink, Aad J. Termorshuizen, Ariena H. C. van Bruggen
    Pages 119-146
  7. F. Agostini, F. Tei, M. Silgram, M. Farneselli, P. Benincasa, M. F. Aller
    Pages 147-200
  8. Shalamar D. Armstrong, Douglas R. Smith, Phillip R. Owens, Brad Joern, Candiss Williams
    Pages 201-215
  9. Nirbhay Kumar Singh, Dolly Wattal Dhar
    Pages 243-275
  10. Simone Bastianoni, Antonio Boggia, Cesare Castellini, Cinzia Di Stefano, Valentina Niccolucci, Emanuele Novelli et al.
    Pages 277-309
  11. Eva Erhart, Wilfried Hartl
    Pages 311-345
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 403-414

About this book

Introduction

Sustainable agriculture is a rapidly growing field aiming at producing food and energy in a sustainable way for humans and their children. Sustainable agriculture is a discipline that addresses current issues such as climate change, increasing food and fuel prices, poor-nation starvation, rich-nation obesity, water pollution, soil erosion, fertility loss, pest control, and biodiversity depletion. Novel, environmentally-friendly solutions are proposed based on integrated knowledge from sciences as diverse as agronomy, soil science, molecular biology, chemistry, toxicology, ecology, economy, and social sciences. Indeed, sustainable agriculture decipher mechanisms of processes that occur from the molecular level to the farming system to the global level at time scales ranging from seconds to centuries. For that, scientists use the system approach that involves studying components and interactions of a whole system to address scientific, economic and social issues. In that respect, sustainable agriculture is not a classical, narrow science. Instead of solving problems using the classical painkiller approach that treats only negative impacts, sustainable agriculture treats problem sources. Because most actual society issues are now intertwined, global, and fast-developing, sustainable agriculture will bring solutions to build a safer world. This book series gathers review articles that analyze current agricultural issues and knowledge, then propose alternative solutions. It will therefore help all scientists, decision-makers, professors, farmers and politicians who wish to build a safe agriculture, energy and food system for future generations.

Keywords

Ecology Sustainability Sustainable Agriculture biodiversity biotechnology environment genetic engineering organic farming quality

Editors and affiliations

  • Eric Lichtfouse
    • 1
  1. 1.INRA-CMSE-PMEDijon CXFrance

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-90-481-8741-6
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2010
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-8740-9
  • Online ISBN 978-90-481-8741-6
  • Series Print ISSN 2210-4410
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