National Research Council (U.S.). Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources
Most widely held works by National Research Council (U.S.).
Incorporating science, economics, and sociology in developing sanitary and phytosanitary standards in international trade proceedings of a conference ( Book )
4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 927 libraries worldwide
National research initiative a vital competitive grants program in food, fiber, and natural-resources research by National Research Council (U.S.) ( Book )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 719 libraries worldwide
Animal care and management at the National Zoo interim report ( Book )
3 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 671 libraries worldwide
This Web site is an electronic version of a report written in 2004 that reports on animal care and management at the Smithsonian Institution's National Zoological Park (National Zoo) in Washington, D.C. Because of recent animal deaths, the zoo has come under media scrutiny and a committee was assigned to discuss the zoo's inadequacies. It focuses narrowly, considering only those issues related specifically and directly to animal management, husbandry, health, and care.
The impact of genetically engineered crops on farm sustainability in the United States by National Research Council (U.S.) ( Book )
3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 271 libraries worldwide
"Since genetically engineered (GE) crops were introduced in 1996, their use in the United States has grown rapidly, accounting for 80-90 percent of soybean, corn, and cotton acreage in 2009. To date, crops with traits that provide resistance to some herbicides and to specific insect pests have benefited adopting farmers by reducing crop losses to insect damage, by increasing flexibility in time management, and by facilitating the use of more environmentally friendly pesticides and tillage practices. However, excessive reliance on a single technology combined with a lack of diverse farming practices could undermine the economic and environmental gains from these GE crops. Other challenges could hinder the application of the technology to a broader spectrum of crops and uses. Several reports from the National Research Council have addressed the effects of GE crops on the environment and on human health. However, The Impact of Genetically Engineered Crops on Farm Sustainability in the United States is the first comprehensive assessment of the environmental, economic, and social impacts of the GE-crop revolution on U.S. farms. It addresses how GE crops have affected U.S. farmers, both adopters and nonadopters of the technology, their incomes, agronomic practices, production decisions, environmental resources, and personal well-being. The book offers several new findings and four recommendations that could be useful to farmers, industry, science organizations, policy makers, and others in government agencies."--Publisher's description.
The public health effects of food deserts : workshop summary ( Book )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 192 libraries worldwide
"On January 26-27, 2009, workshop speakers provided presentations on how to measure and understand the extent of food deserts, their impact on individual behaviors and health outcomes in various populations, and effective ways to increase the availability of fruits and vegetables and to improve the food environment"--P. 1.
Transforming agricultural education for a changing world ( Book )
3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 174 libraries worldwide
Professional societies and ecologically based pest management proceedings of a workshop ( Book )
2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 143 libraries worldwide
The scientific basis for estimating air emissions from animal feeding operations interim report ( Book )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 138 libraries worldwide
The scientific basis for estimating air emissions from animal feeding operations ( Book )
2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 138 libraries worldwide
Achieving sustainable global capacity for surveillance and response to emerging diseases of zoonotic origin workshop report ( Book )
4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 133 libraries worldwide
"The Institute of Medicine (IOM) and National Research Council (NRC) convened a 2-day workshop titled "Workshop on Sustainable Global Capacity for Surveillance and Response to Emerging Zoonoses" in Washington, DC, on June 25 and 26, 2008. The goal of the workshop--as one of several planned data gathering sessions for the committee to meet their overall charge--was more narrowly focused to review the current global capacity to carry out surveillance to detect, report, and monitor emerging infectious diseases in both humans and animals. This included brief discussions that began to examine how these systems might inform the necessary responses to emerging and reemerging infectious diseases of zoonotic origin that would be discussed more in-depth in the committee's forthcoming consensus report. The workshop did not address, however, the details of any specific global or regional responses to any particular disease outbreak. The workshop did provide an opportunity for participants to examine the effectiveness of communication pathways among multidisciplinary practitioners and researchers, between the human and animal health constituencies, and between these professionals and the public. This document is a report of that workshop and is a companion to the full consensus report (anticipated for summer 2009) of the IOM/NRC Committee on Achieving Sustainable Capacity for Surveillance and Response to Emerging Diseases of Zoonotic Origin. For the complete study, the committee is charged with exploring how emerging zoonotic disease surveillance, prevention, detection, and response could be strengthened and sustained globally over time to reduce or eliminate outbreaks of zoonotic diseases in human populations."--P. ix-x.
Global challenges and directions for agricultural biotechnology workshop report ( Book )
6 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 131 libraries worldwide
Many developing countries are exploring whether biotechnology has a role in addressing national issues such as food security and environmental remediation, and are considering whether the putative benefits of the technology for example, enabling greater agricultural productivity and stability in the food supply outweigh concerns that the technology might pose a danger to biodiversity, health, and local jobs ...
Emerging animal diseases global markets, global safety : a workshop summary by Debra P Davis ( Book )
3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 122 libraries worldwide
The National Plant Genome Initiative objectives for 2003-2008 ( Book )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 93 libraries worldwide
National Research Initiative : a vital competitive grants program in food, fiber, and natural-resources research by National Research Council (U.S.) ( Book )
2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 83 libraries worldwide
Exploring horizons for domestic animal genomics : workshop summary by Robert Pool ( Book )
2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 65 libraries worldwide
Exploring a vision : integrating knowledge for food and health : a workshop summary by Tina I Rouse ( Book )
2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 64 libraries worldwide
Genetically engineered organisms, wildlife, and habitat a workshop summary ( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 49 libraries worldwide
Strategic planning for the Florida citrus industry addressing citrus greening ( Book )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 37 libraries worldwide
Animal care and management at the National Zoo : final report ( Book )
3 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 27 libraries worldwide
This Web site is an electronic version of a report published in 2005 entitled, Animal care and management at the National Zoo. This final report examines whether the Smithsonian Institution's National Zoological Park is responding adequately to concerns raised in a 2004 report after a series of publicized animal deaths. In addition, the report addresses other aspects of its task, such as strategic planning, human resources, training, and occupational health and safety.
Sustaining global surveillance and response to emerging zoonotic diseases ( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 26 libraries worldwide
H1N1 ("swine flu"), SARS, mad cow disease, and HIV/AIDS are a few examples of zoonotic diseases--diseases transmitted between humans and animals. Emerging zoonoses are a growing concern given multiple factors, including an increase in zoonotic disease outbreaks, their often novel and unpredictable nature, their ability to emerge anywhere and spread rapidly around the globe, and the major economic toll they can take on many disparate industries. Infectious disease surveillance systems are intended to combat this threat. By systematically collecting data on the occurrence of infectious diseases in humans and animals, investigators can track the spread of disease and provide an early warning to human and animal health officials nationally and internationally for follow-up and response. Unfortunately, and for many reasons, current disease surveillance systems can be ineffective or untimely in alerting officials to newly emerging zoonotic diseases. Sustaining Global Surveillance and Response to Emerging Zoonotic Diseases assesses disease surveillance systems around the world, and recommends ways to improve early detection and response. The book presents solutions for coordination between different surveillance systems, different governments, and different international organizations. Parties seeking to improve the detection and response to zoonotic diseases--including U.S. government and international health policymakers, researchers, epidemiologists, and veterinarians--will use this book to help curtail the threat zoonotic diseases pose to economies, societies, and global health.
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