Food Security and Plant Disease Management

Food Security and Plant Disease Management
Author: Ajay Kumar,Samir Droby
Publsiher: Woodhead Publishing
Total Pages: 482
Release: 2020-11-20
ISBN 10: 012821855X
ISBN 13: 9780128218556
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Food Security and Plant Disease Management Book Review:

Food Security and Plant Disease Management offers a comprehensive exploration of biocontrol, the latest technologies being used in plant health assurance, and resulting impacts on crop production and food security. Discussing both theoretical and practical topics, the book examines basic and advanced applications of biosensor and nano-technologies, introduces plant disease, including modes of action and their transmission in host plants, then covers factors contributing to plant disease and various means of addressing those diseases. This volume is part of the Microorganisms in Agriculture and the Environment series and provides important information for developing new effective plant protection practices. The direct or indirect applications of beneficial microbes in the treatment of plant disease is termed “microbial control and these methods have increasingly been identified as important options for plant health management. The beneficial microbes as well as recent omic and nano-technologies also reveal important mechanisms that can be utilized in disease management strategies. Explores the impact of climate change on plant diseases and new methods of resolution Includes information on gene expression during crop disease management Presents insights into the legal and commercial aspects of microbial control

Emerging Plant Diseases and Global Food Security

Emerging Plant Diseases and Global Food Security
Author: Jean Beagle Ristaino,Angela Renee Records
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 305
Release: 2020
ISBN 10: 9780890546383
ISBN 13: 089054638X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Role of Plant Pathology in Food Safety and Food Security

The Role of Plant Pathology in Food Safety and Food Security
Author: R.N. Strange,Maria Lodovica Gullino
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 155
Release: 2009-11-28
ISBN 10: 9781402089329
ISBN 13: 1402089325
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Role of Plant Pathology in Food Safety and Food Security Book Review:

This collection of papers represents some of those given at the International Congress for Plant Pathology held in Turin in 2008 in the session with the title “The Role of Plant Pathology in Food Safety and Food Security”. Although food safety in terms of “Is this food safe to eat?” did not receive much direct attention it is, never theless, an important topic. A crop may not be safe to eat because of its inh- ent qualities. Cassava, for example, is cyanogenic, and must be carefully prepared if toxicosis is to be avoided. Other crops may be safe to eat providing they are not infected or infested by microorganisms. Mycotoxins are notorious examples of compounds which may contaminate a crop either pre- or post-harvest owing to the growth of fungi. Two papers in this book deal with toxins, one by Barbara Howlett and co-workers and the other by Robert Proctor and co-workers. In the first of these, the role of sirodesmin PL, a compound produced by Leptosphaeria ma- lans, causal agent of blackleg disease of oilseed rape (Brassica napus), is discussed. The authors conclude that the toxin plays a role in virulence of the fungus and may also be beneficial in protecting the pathogen from other competing micro-organisms but there seem to be no reports of its mammalian toxicity.

Plant Diseases and Food Security in the 21st Century

Plant Diseases and Food Security in the 21st Century
Author: Peter Scott,Richard N. Strange,Lise Korsten,Maria Lodovica Gullino
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2021
ISBN 10: 9783030579012
ISBN 13: 3030579018
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Plant Diseases and Food Security in the 21st Century Book Review:

Of the global population of more than 7 billion people, some 800 million do not have enough to eat today. By 2050, the population is expected to exceed 9 billion. It has been estimated that some 15% of food production is lost to plant diseases; in developing countries losses may be much higher. Historically, plant diseases have had catastrophic impact on food production. For example: potato blight caused the Irish famine in 1845; brown spot of rice caused the Great Bengal Famine of 1943; southern corn leaf blight caused a devastating epidemic on the US corn crop in 1970. Food security is threatened by an ongoing sequence of plant diseases, some persistent for decades or centuries, others more opportunistic. Wheat blast and banana xanthomonas wilt are two contrasting examples of many that currently threaten food production. Other emerging diseases will follow. The proposed title aims to provide a synthesis of expert knowledge to address this central challenge to food security for the 21st century. Chapters [5] and [11] are available open access under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License via link.springer.com.

Plant Disease Management for Food Security

Plant Disease Management for Food Security
Author: C. R. Prajapati,K. P. Singh,A. K. Gupta
Publsiher: LAP Lambert Academic Publishing
Total Pages: 676
Release: 2013
ISBN 10: 9783659337581
ISBN 13: 3659337587
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Plant Disease Management for Food Security Book Review:

The most challenging research areas of 21st century are maintaining the good environment, providing quality food and getting rescued from the environmental hazards increasing due to fast establishment of industries which in turn are also required to meet the demand of gradually expanding population throughout the world. This volume, 'Plant Disease Management for Food Security' embodies forty two research papers of scientists contributed throughout the country. The information on distribution, biology, epidemiology, and control of each pathogens and disease has been updated. The details of key potential diseases and their integrated diseases management (IDM) along with photographs will help the reader to identify diseases, the damage caused by them, and their natural enemies. IDM is also environment-friendly and safer for farmers and farm workers. The book is intended to serve as a text for advanced undergraduate and post graduate students of plant pathology and related discipline and as a reference source for teacher, researchers, students, technologists, extension workers, disease scouts, agribusiness personnel, and others interested in integrated diseases management.

Biocontrol Mechanisms of Endophytic Microorganisms

Biocontrol Mechanisms of Endophytic Microorganisms
Author: Radhakrishnan E.K,Ajay Kumar,Aswani Raveendran
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 358
Release: 2021-11-23
ISBN 10: 0323884792
ISBN 13: 9780323884792
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biocontrol Mechanisms of Endophytic Microorganisms Book Review:

Biocontrol Mechanisms of Endophytic Microorganisms introduces endophytic microorganisms, colonization, diversity and distribution, describes the isolation and identification of endophytic microorganisms by traditional cultivation and by next generation sequencing technologies, and covers biocontrol mechanisms, bacterial priming, endophytic based methods, the significance on fungi, and metabolite based formulations. The book concludes with chapters on biofilms, microbiota and safety issues of microorganisms. The intensive use of chemicals to control these plant pathogens has resulted in negative consequences such as the release of toxic chemicals in the environment, reduced soil fertility and human health problems. Therefore, environmentally-friendly and sustainable replacement of chemical fertilizers or pesticides is highly challenging. Contains exclusive information about research on immunogenetics going on all over the world Includes all the minute and recent details that will be the prerequisite requirement for any researcher who wants to work on immunogenetics and its applications Comes fully-equipped with pictures, illustrations and tables, delivering the information in a meticulous manner that makes it more attractive to readers

Ecofriendly Pest Management for Food Security

Ecofriendly Pest Management for Food Security
Author: Omkar
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 762
Release: 2016-02-03
ISBN 10: 0128032669
ISBN 13: 9780128032664
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ecofriendly Pest Management for Food Security Book Review:

Ecofriendly Pest Management for Food Security explores the broad range of opportunity and challenges afforded by Integrated Pest Management systems. The book focuses on the insect resistance that has developed as a result of pest control chemicals, and how new methods of environmentally complementary pest control can be used to suppress harmful organisms while protecting the soil, plants, and air around them. As the world’s population continues its rapid increase, this book addresses the production of cereals, vegetables, fruits, and other foods and their subsequent demand increase. Traditional means of food crop production face proven limitations and increasing research is turning to alternative means of crop growth and protection. Addresses environmentally focused pest control with specific attention to its role in food security and sustainability. Includes a range of pest management methods, from natural enemies to biomolecules. Written by experts with extensive real-world experience.

Plant Disease Management Strategies for Sustainable Agriculture through Traditional and Modern Approaches

Plant Disease Management Strategies for Sustainable Agriculture through Traditional and Modern Approaches
Author: Imran Ul Haq,Siddra Ijaz
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 339
Release: 2020-02-12
ISBN 10: 3030359557
ISBN 13: 9783030359553
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Plant Disease Management Strategies for Sustainable Agriculture through Traditional and Modern Approaches Book Review:

This book provides an account of the classical and recent trends in plant sciences, which have contributed for disease management strategies in plants for sustainable agriculture. Advancements in the disciplines of biological sciences like biotechnology, microbiology, bioinformatics as well as information and communication technology etc has given the new dimensions for the development of new plant disease management strategies. By keeping this perspective in view, the editors collected and compiled the useful, practical and recent information regarding plant disease management from a diverse group of authors from different countries associated with well-reputed scientific, teaching and research organizations with the objective to update and equip the researchers with comprehensive and latest knowledge of plant disease management. This book is based on the knowledge of traditional and modern approaches for plant disease management. It has 15 chapters, each chapter describing the pillar strategies, which may be the possible way for crop protection from diseases.This effort deals with the history and recent trends in plant disease control, plant genetics and physiology in disease prognosis, conventional plant breeding program for disease resistance, synthetic chemicals: major component of plant disease management, biological antagonism: expected safe and sustainable way to manage plant diseases , soil microbes and plant health, conventional and modern technologies for the management of post-harvest diseases, nanobiotechnology, an innovative plant disease management approach, transgenic approaches in plants: strategic control for disease management, exploiting RNAi mechanism in plants for disease resistance, genome editing technologies for resistance against phytopathogens: principles, applications and future prospects, plant health clinics in Pakistan: operations and prospects, precision agriculture technologies for management of plant disease, quarantine and regulations and development and implementation of IDM program for annual and perennial crops.

Plant Pathology and Plant Diseases

Plant Pathology and Plant Diseases
Author: Anne Marte Tronsmo,David B. Collinge,Annika Djurle,Lisa Munk,Jonathan Yuen,Arne Tronsmo
Publsiher: CABI
Total Pages: 461
Release: 2020-10-12
ISBN 10: 1789243181
ISBN 13: 9781789243185
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Plant Pathology and Plant Diseases Book Review:

This textbook provides a comprehensive introduction to all aspects of plant diseases, including pathogens, plant-pathogen interactions, their management, and future perspectives. Plant diseases limit potential crop production and are responsible for considerable losses in agriculture, horticulture and forestry. Our global food production systems are under increasing pressure from global trade, climate change and urbanization. If we could alleviate the losses due to plant diseases, we would be able to produce roughly 20% more food - enough to feed the predicted world population in 2050. Co-authored by a group of international teachers of plant pathology who have collaborated for many years, the book gives expert and seamless coverage. Plant Pathology and Plant Diseases: Addresses major advances in plant-pathogen interactions, classification of plant pathogens, and the methods of managing or controlling disease Is relevant for a global audience; it covers many examples of diseases with an impact worldwide but with an emphasis on disease of particular importance in a temperate context Features over 400 striking figures and colour photographs It is suitable for graduate students and advanced undergraduates studying plant pathology, biology, agriculture and horticulture.

The Role of Functional Food Security in Global Health

The Role of Functional Food Security in Global Health
Author: Ronald Ross Watson,Ram B. Singh,Toru Takahashi
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 792
Release: 2018-11-02
ISBN 10: 0128131497
ISBN 13: 9780128131497
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Role of Functional Food Security in Global Health Book Review:

The Role of Functional Food Security in Global Health presents a collective approach to food security through the use of functional foods as a strategy to prevent under nutrition and related diseases. This approach reflects the views of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, the World Health Organization, the World Heart Federation and the American Heart Association who advise Mediterranean, Paleolithic, plant food based diets, and European vegetarian diets for the prevention of cardiovascular disease. In addition, the book also emphasizes the inclusion of spices, herbs and millets, as well as animal foods. This book will be a great resource to the food industry as it presents the most efficient ways to use technology to manufacture slowly absorbed, micronutrient rich functional foods by blending foods that are rich in healthy nutrients. Provides greater knowledge on functional food security Highlights the necessary changes to the western diet that are needed to achieve food security Explains the utility and necessity of functional food security in the prevention of noncommunicable diseases Presents policy changes in food production for farmers and the larger food industry Offers suggestions on what can be done to enhance functional food production while simultaneously decreasing production costs

Climate Change and Food Security with Emphasis on Wheat

Climate Change and Food Security with Emphasis on Wheat
Author: Munir Ozturk,Alvina Gul
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2020-04-03
ISBN 10: 0128195673
ISBN 13: 9780128195673
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Climate Change and Food Security with Emphasis on Wheat Book Review:

Climate Change and Food Security with Emphasis on Wheat is the first book to present the full scope of research in wheat improvement, revealing the correlations to global issues including climate change and global warming which contribute to food security issues. Wheat plays a key role in the health of the global economy. As the world population continuously increases, economies modernize, and incomes rise, wheat production will have to increase dramatically to secure it as a reliable and sustainable food source. Since covering more land area with wheat crops is not a sustainable option, future wheat crops must have consistently higher yields and be able to resist and/or tolerate biotic and abiotic stresses that result from climate change. Addressing the biophysical and socioeconomic constraints of producing high-yielding, disease-resistant, and good quality wheat, this book will aid in research efforts to increase and stabilize wheat production worldwide. Written by an international team of experts, Climate Change and Food Security with Emphasis on Wheat is an excellent resource for academics, researchers, and students interested in wheat and grain research, especially as it is relevant to food security. Covers a wide range of disciplines, including plant breeding, genetics, agronomy, physiology, pathology, quantitative genetics and genomics, biotechnology and gene editing Explores the effect of climate change on biotic stresses (stripe rust, stem rust, leaf rust, Karnal bunt, spot blotch) on wheat production and utilization of biotechnology Focuses on whole genome sequencing and next-generation sequencing technologies to improve wheat quality and address the issue of malnutrition in developing world

Food Insecurity and Disease

Food Insecurity and Disease
Author: Areej Hassan
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2017-01-06
ISBN 10: 1315341549
ISBN 13: 9781315341545
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Food Insecurity and Disease Book Review:

Food insecurity and disease are inextricably linked. The chapters in this valuable articles compendium reinforce that message by specifically linking food insecurity to various forms of chronic disease, including HIV/AIDS and obesity, as well as mental health issues. Providing a nuanced look at food insecurity and its connection to disease, the quality of the research gathered here advances our understanding of this issue; the chapter authors have provided us with a solid foundation on which to build well-informed clinical practice, further research, and effective future policy.This informative compendium will provide insight on these important issues for students and scholars in security studies, international politics, and environmental studies.

Microbes for Climate Resilient Agriculture

Microbes for Climate Resilient Agriculture
Author: Prem Lal Kashyap,Alok Kumar Srivastava,Shree Prakash Tiwari,Sudheer Kumar
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 376
Release: 2018-03-07
ISBN 10: 111927592X
ISBN 13: 9781119275923
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Microbes for Climate Resilient Agriculture Book Review:

A comprehensive, edited volume pulling together research on manipulation of the crop microbiome for climate resilient agriculture Microbes for Climate Resilient Agriculture provides a unique collection of data and a holistic view of the subject with quantitative assessment of how agricultural systems will be transformed in coming decades using hidden treasure of microbes. Authored by leaders in the field and edited to ensure conciseness and clarity, it covers a broad range of agriculturally important crops, discusses the impact of climate change on crops, and examines biotechnologically and environmentally relevant microbes. The book encapsulates the understanding of microbial mediated stress management at field level, and will serve as a springboard for novel research findings and new applications in the field. Chapter coverage includes: the role of the phytomicrobiome in maintaining biofuel crop production in a changing climate; the impact of agriculture on soil microbial community composition and diversity in southeast Asia; climate change impact on plant diseases; microalgae; photosynthetic microorganisms and bioenergy prospects; amelioration of abiotic stresses in plants through multi-faceted beneficial microorganisms; role of methylotrophic bacteria in climate change mitigation; conservation agriculture for climate change resilience; archaeal community structure; mycorrhiza-helping plants to navigate environmental stresses; endophytic microorganisms; bacillus thuringiensis; and microbial nanotechnology for climate resilient agriculture. Clear and succinct chapters contributed and edited by leaders in the field Covers microbes' beneficial and detrimental roles in the microbiome, as well as the functions they perform under stress Discusses the crop microbiome, nutrient cycling microbes, endophytes, mycorrhizae, and various pests and diseases, and their roles in sustainable farming Places research in larger context of climate change's effect on global agriculture Microbes for Climate Resilient Agriculture is an important text for scientists and researchers studying microbiology, biotechnology, environmental biology, agronomy, plant physiology, and plant protection.

The Fungal Kingdom

The Fungal Kingdom
Author: Joseph Heitman,Barbara J. Howlett,Pedro W. Crous,Eva H. Stukenbrock,Timothy Yong James,Neil A. R. Gow
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 1136
Release: 2020-07-10
ISBN 10: 1555819583
ISBN 13: 9781555819583
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Fungal Kingdom Book Review:

Fungi research and knowledge grew rapidly following recent advances in genetics and genomics. This book synthesizes new knowledge with existing information to stimulate new scientific questions and propel fungal scientists on to the next stages of research. This book is a comprehensive guide on fungi, environmental sensing, genetics, genomics, interactions with microbes, plants, insects, and humans, technological applications, and natural product development.

Legumes for Global Food Security

Legumes for Global Food Security
Author: Alfonso Clemente,Jose C. Jimenez-lopez
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 220
Release: 2017
ISBN 10: 9781536122657
ISBN 13: 1536122653
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Legumes for Global Food Security Book Review:

Legumes are an essential food crop and a relevant source of plant-based proteins for humans around the globe, and particularly in developing countries. Grain legumes are highly nutritious and have excellent nutraceutical properties; these are affordable foods contributing to household food safety and, as a result, offer great hope and opportunity for achieving future global feed and food security. There is no doubt that facing an increasing world population over the next 50 years, the implementation of future research strategies and programs on legume productivity by harnessing scientific expertise and emerging molecular tools is of great importance to develop high-yielding legume varieties with enhanced multiple beneficial qualities and to tackle human diseases, using both traditional breeding and biotechnology methods. Grain legumes enhance the sustainability of cropping systems by increasing soil fertility through biological nitrogen fixation. They are adapted to diverse climates, thus providing solutions to climate change. Improved varieties having heat and drought tolerance are able to overcome abiotic stresses, offering even more hope for crop stability in vulnerable regions as well as against pests and diseases that cause significant production losses, making them a central component of sustainable intensification efforts on millions of small and poor farms. This book provides an innovative contribution for people working with legumes in different fields such as agriculture, crop improvement, health promoting aspects, pest and disease fighting, and the overall scientific community, giving them an updated and global vision about the importance of legumes for the worlds greatest challenge in global feed and food future under a sustainable agriculture. The book includes the following topics: Legume germplasm; Increasing legume production to improve food security, nutrition food safe, environmental benefits and economy; Legumes and climate change; Pests and disease management; Nutritional improvement of legumes; Legumes health benefits; Legumes allergy research.

Recent Developments in Management of Plant Diseases

Recent Developments in Management of Plant Diseases
Author: Ulrich Gisi,I. Chet,Maria Lodovica Gullino
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 378
Release: 2009-09-18
ISBN 10: 9781402088049
ISBN 13: 1402088043
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Recent Developments in Management of Plant Diseases Book Review:

Plant disease management remains an important component of plant pathology and is more complex today than ever before including new innovation in diagnostic kits, the discovery of new modes of action of chemicals with low environmental impact, biological control agents with reliable and persistent activity, as well as the development of new plant varieties with durable disease resistance. This book is a collection of invited lectures given at the 9th International Congress of Plant Pathology (ICPP 2008), held in Torino, August 24-29, 2008 and is part of a series of volumes on Plant Pathology in the 21st Century. It focuses on new developments of disease management and provides an updated overview of the state of the art given by world experts in the different fields of disease management. The different chapters deal with basic aspects of disease management, mechanisms of action of biological control agents, innovation in fungicide application, exploitation of natural compounds and resistance strategies. Moreover, the management of soil-borne diseases and disease management in organic farming are covered.

Recent Advances in the Diagnosis and Management of Plant Diseases

Recent Advances in the Diagnosis and Management of Plant Diseases
Author: L.P. Awasthi
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 294
Release: 2015-11-19
ISBN 10: 8132225716
ISBN 13: 9788132225713
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Recent Advances in the Diagnosis and Management of Plant Diseases Book Review:

This book is a compilation of the most challenging and significant chapters on the diagnosis and management of important bacterial, fungal, viral, viroid, phytoplasma, non parasitic diseases and various physiological disorders, in various crops. The chapters have been contributed by eminent plant pathologists, having wide experience of teaching and research on various crops with different types of diseases, which cause great economic losses. The book would be very useful for students, teachers and researchers of plant pathology. This book highlights recent advances made in the development of new types of resistance in host plants and alternative strategies for managing plant diseases to improve food quality and reduce the negative public health impact associated with plant diseases. Having entered into 21st century advancements in the Diagnosis of Plant Pathogens and Plant Disease Management need to be closely examined and adequately applied, so that newer challenges facing plant pathology could be adequately addressed in attaining food security for the growing population. Substantial advancements have been made in terms of expanding knowledge base of the biology of plant-microbial interactions, disease management strategies and application and practice of Plant Pathology. Application of molecular biology in Plant Pathology has greatly improved our ability to detect plant pathogens and in increasing our understanding, their ecology and epidemiology. Similarly, new technologies and resources have been evolved for the development of sustainable crop protection systems by different control strategies against various pests and pathogens that are important components of the integrated pest management programme. Natural products and chemical compounds discovered as a result of basic research and molecular mechanisms of pathogenesis have led to the development of “biorational” pesticides. Biological control has been found to be the most significant approach to plant health management during the twentieth century and promises using modern biotechnology, to be even more significant in the twenty-first century.

The Study of Plant Disease Epidemics

The Study of Plant Disease Epidemics
Author: Laurence V. Madden,Gareth Hughes,Frank van den Bosch
Publsiher: Amer Phytopathological Society
Total Pages: 421
Release: 2007
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105131700960
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Study of Plant Disease Epidemics Book Review:

Plant disease epidemics, caused by established and invasive pathogen species, continue to impact a world increasingly concerned with the quantity and quality of its primary food supply. The Study of Plant Disease Epidemics is a comprehensive manual that introduces readers to the essential principles and concepts of plant disease epidemiology.

Internet of Things and Machine Learning in Agriculture

Internet of Things and Machine Learning in Agriculture
Author: Jyotir Moy Chatterjee,Abhishek Kumar,Pramod Singh Rathore,Vishal Jain
Publsiher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Total Pages: 424
Release: 2021-02-08
ISBN 10: 3110691272
ISBN 13: 9783110691276
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Internet of Things and Machine Learning in Agriculture Book Review:

Agriculture is one of the most fundamental human activities. As the farming capacity has expanded, the usage of resources such as land, fertilizer, and water has grown exponentially, and environmental pressures from modern farming techniques have stressed natural landscapes. Still, by some estimates, worldwide food production needs to increase to keep up with global food demand. Machine Learning and the Internet of Things can play a promising role in the Agricultural industry, and help to increase food production while respecting the environment. This book explains how these technologies can be applied, offering many case studies developed in the research world.

Improving Food Safety Through a One Health Approach

Improving Food Safety Through a One Health Approach
Author: Institute of Medicine,Board on Global Health,Forum on Microbial Threats
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 418
Release: 2012-10-10
ISBN 10: 0309259339
ISBN 13: 9780309259330
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Improving Food Safety Through a One Health Approach Book Review:

Globalization of the food supply has created conditions favorable for the emergence, reemergence, and spread of food-borne pathogens-compounding the challenge of anticipating, detecting, and effectively responding to food-borne threats to health. In the United States, food-borne agents affect 1 out of 6 individuals and cause approximately 48 million illnesses, 128,000 hospitalizations, and 3,000 deaths each year. This figure likely represents just the tip of the iceberg, because it fails to account for the broad array of food-borne illnesses or for their wide-ranging repercussions for consumers, government, and the food industry-both domestically and internationally. A One Health approach to food safety may hold the promise of harnessing and integrating the expertise and resources from across the spectrum of multiple health domains including the human and veterinary medical and plant pathology communities with those of the wildlife and aquatic health and ecology communities. The IOM's Forum on Microbial Threats hosted a public workshop on December 13 and 14, 2011 that examined issues critical to the protection of the nation's food supply. The workshop explored existing knowledge and unanswered questions on the nature and extent of food-borne threats to health. Participants discussed the globalization of the U.S. food supply and the burden of illness associated with foodborne threats to health; considered the spectrum of food-borne threats as well as illustrative case studies; reviewed existing research, policies, and practices to prevent and mitigate foodborne threats; and, identified opportunities to reduce future threats to the nation's food supply through the use of a "One Health" approach to food safety. Improving Food Safety Through a One Health Approach: Workshop Summary covers the events of the workshop and explains the recommendations for future related workshops.