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Research center of Embrapa/Collection: Área de Informação da Sede - Outras publicações técnicas (INFOTECA-E)
Date Issued: 2015
Type of Material: Outras publicações técnicas (INFOTECA-E)
Title: XXI Science for life: agrosystems and sustainable production.
Publisher: Brasília, DF, n. 10, May/Aug., 2015.
Language: en
Keywords: Sustainable production
Water use.
Description: The agricultural engineer Luís Henrique Bassoi states that agriculture is not the villain of the water crisis, as it is sometimes considered, and presents data on irrigation and water management; Sustainable intensification is a viable alternative so that humankind can continue producing food and reaching record yield rates, preserving the environment and reducing the effects of its actions on the planet. Details can be seen in this special article; Elephant grass can be used as an input material for boilers, generates energy and confirms its potential as a raw material for cellulosic ethanol; Plants, animals and microorganisms can be used as biological factories for the production of high added-value molecules that positively impact treatments against cancer, AIDS, hemophilia, and other diseases; Researchers test nanofibers of African oil palm bunches as reinforcement for natural rubber; Adriana Brondani, from CIB, comments on recent opinion polls on science advancements.
NAL Thesaurus: Sustainable development
genetic engineering.
food production
Data Created: 2015-07-14
Appears in Collections:Outras publicações (AI-SEDE) / Embrapa Informação Tecnológica (SCT)

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