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Shaping our food – an overview of crop and livestock breeding

Lehrman, Anna and Chatzopoulou, Sevasti Chatzopoulou and Feng, Li and Forabosco, Flavio and Jonas, Elisabeth and Karantininis, Konstantinos and Levander, Fredrik and Nicolia, Alessandro and Rydhmer, Lotta and Röcklinsberg, Helena and Sandin, Per and Sundström, Jens and Zhu, Li-Hua (2014). Shaping our food – an overview of crop and livestock breeding. Uppsala, Sverige: Mistra Biotech, Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet
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Abstract

You may not have thought about why tomatoes look the way they do, why our pets and farm animals are so calm and friendly, or how it is possible to get a watermelon without any seeds in it. Although the breeding of plants and livestock have shaped more or less everything we eat, few people know about the scientific achievements and the tedious work that results in the food we see on our plates every day. With this book we wish to give an overview of the background of domestication and breeding, from the beginning of farming more than 10,000 years ago to the molecular work of today. We present the basics of the structures and functions of genes, describe why and how different breeding methods are applied to crops and livestock, and give some insight into legislation surrounding the use of biotechnology in breeding in the EU and in Sweden. We also provide an overview of different products produced through genetic modification, a summary of the economic impact of such crops, and some ethical issues related to breeding in general and to genetic modification in particular.

Authors/Creators:Lehrman, Anna and Chatzopoulou, Sevasti Chatzopoulou and Feng, Li and Forabosco, Flavio and Jonas, Elisabeth and Karantininis, Konstantinos and Levander, Fredrik and Nicolia, Alessandro and Rydhmer, Lotta and Röcklinsberg, Helena and Sandin, Per and Sundström, Jens and Zhu, Li-Hua
Title:Shaping our food – an overview of crop and livestock breeding
Year of publishing :June 2014
Number of Pages:84
Place of Publication:Uppsala, Sverige
Publisher:Mistra Biotech, Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet
ISBN for electronic version:978-91-637-5757-0
Language:English
Publication Type:Book
Refereed:No
Version:Published version
Full Text Status:Public
Agris subject categories.:C Education, extension, and advisory work > C10 Education
E Economics, development, and rural sociology > E10 Agricultural economics and policies
F Plant production > F01 Crop husbandry
F Plant production > F03 Seed production and processing
F Plant production > F30 Plant genetics and breeding
L Animal production > L10 Animal genetics and breeding
Subjects:(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 1 Natural sciences > 106 Biological Sciences (Medical to be 3 and Agricultural to be 4) > Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 1 Natural sciences > 106 Biological Sciences (Medical to be 3 and Agricultural to be 4) > Genetics (medical genetics to be 30107 and agricultural genetics to be 40402)
(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 2 Engineering and Technology > 208 Environmental Biotechnology > Bioethics
(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 4 Agricultural Sciences > 401 Agricultural, Forestry and Fisheries > Agricultural Science
(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 4 Agricultural Sciences > 401 Agricultural, Forestry and Fisheries > Horticulture
(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 4 Agricultural Sciences > 401 Agricultural, Forestry and Fisheries > Food Science
(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 4 Agricultural Sciences > 402 Animal and Dairy Science > Animal and Dairy Science.
(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 4 Agricultural Sciences > 404 Agricultural Biotechnology > Plant Biotechnology
(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 4 Agricultural Sciences > 404 Agricultural Biotechnology > Genetics and Breeding
(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 5 Social Sciences > 502 Economics and Business > Business Administration
(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 5 Social Sciences > 505 Law > Law and Society
Agrovoc terms:breeding stock, genetics, GMO, ethics, biotechnology, economics, legislation
Keywords:plant breeding, livestock breeding, genetics, gene technology, genetic modification, GMO, ethics, biotechnology, economy, legislation
URN:NBN:urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-e-2295
Permanent URL:
http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-e-2295
ID Code:11378
Faculty:LTV - Fakulteten för landskapsarkitektur, trädgårds- och växtproduktionsvetenskap
NJ - Fakulteten för naturresurser och jordbruksvetenskap
Department:(LTJ, LTV) > Department of Plant Breeding (from 130101)
(NL, NJ) > Dept. of Crop Production Ecology
(NL, NJ) > Department of Plant Biology (from 140101)
(VH) > Dept. of Animal Environment and Health
(VH) > Dept. of Animal Breeding and Genetics
External funders:MISTRA
Deposited By: Anna Lehrman
Deposited On:12 Jan 2015 15:08
Metadata Last Modified:16 Jan 2015 21:24

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