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Diversifying Food Systems in the Pursuit of Sustainable Food Production and Healthy Diets

Dwivedi, Sangam L. and van Bueren, Edith T. Lammerts and Ceccarelli, Salvatore and Grando, Stefania and Upadhyaya, Hari D. and Ortiz Rios, Rodomiro Octavio (2017). Diversifying Food Systems in the Pursuit of Sustainable Food Production and Healthy Diets. Trends in plant science. 22, 842-856
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Abstract

Increasing demand for nutritious, safe, and healthy food because of a growing population, and the pledge to maintain biodiversity and other resources, pose a major challenge to agriculture that is already threatened by a changing climate. Diverse and healthy diets, largely based on plant-derived food, may reduce diet-related illnesses. Investments in plant sciences will be necessary to design diverse cropping systems balancing productivity, sustainability, and nutritional quality. Cultivar diversity and nutritional quality are crucial. We call for better cooperation between food and medical scientists, food sector industries, breeders, and farmers to develop diversified and nutritious cultivars that reduce soil degradation and dependence on external inputs, such as fertilizers and pesticides, and to increase adaptation to climate change and resistance to emerging pests.

Authors/Creators:Dwivedi, Sangam L. and van Bueren, Edith T. Lammerts and Ceccarelli, Salvatore and Grando, Stefania and Upadhyaya, Hari D. and Ortiz Rios, Rodomiro Octavio
Title:Diversifying Food Systems in the Pursuit of Sustainable Food Production and Healthy Diets
Series/Journal:Trends in plant science (1360-1385)
Year of publishing :2017
Volume:22
Page range:842-856
Number of Pages:15
Publisher:Elsevier
ISSN:1360-1385
Language:English
Publication Type:Article Review/Survey
Refereed:Yes
Article category:Scientific peer reviewed
Version:Published version
Full Text Status:Public
Subjects:(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 4 Agricultural Sciences > 404 Agricultural Biotechnology > Genetics and Breeding
(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 4 Agricultural Sciences > 404 Agricultural Biotechnology > Plant Biotechnology
Agrovoc terms:diversification, foods, climate change adaption
Keywords:cultivar diversity, cooperation, climate change, food systems
URN:NBN:urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-e-4475
Permanent URL:
http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-e-4475
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Type of IDID
DOI10.1016/j.tplants.2017.06.011
Web of Science (WoS)000411879900007
ID Code:14703
Faculty:LTV - Fakulteten för landskapsarkitektur, trädgårds- och växtproduktionsvetenskap
Department:(LTJ, LTV) > Department of Plant Breeding (from 130101)
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Deposited On:13 Nov 2017 12:03
Metadata Last Modified:13 Nov 2017 12:03

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