Underutilised food crops
(also called neglected or indigenous crops) are plant species that are little used, or which were grown traditionally but have fallen into disuse.
The Wooster group works with food crops
and nonfood ones, such as trees, shrubs, flowers, and turfgrass.
production and marketing are some of the key components of the informal sector that involve mostly women in Sub-Saharan Africa.
The authors note that collectively the CSMAPS comprise only 23% of the Earth's continental area, but account for over 60% of the world's food crops
and over 75% of all commercial energy consumption and fertilizer usage.
The urea requirement includes 4,000,752 tons for food crop
sector, 11,304 tons for animal husbandry sector, 118,488 tons for fishery sector and 1,194,648 tons for the plantation sector.
At present, several food crops
are being tested in open fields by an array of Indian and multinational companies.
Residues of pesticides banned in foods years ago, such as dieldrin, continue to show up regularly, and potent toxins are still legally applied to food crops
How safe is such food and the impact of newly developed food crops
on humans comes under the purview of the Health ministry and the depart- ment of medical research.
In the new study, Dean Kopsell and colleagues note that farmers grow about 240,000 acres of sweet corn in the United States each year, making it an important food crop
Global food security in a changing climate depends on the nutritional value and yield of staple food crops
The vault was opened last year to ensure that one day all of humanity's existing food crop
varieties would be safely protected from any threat to agricultural production, natural or man made.
That rule would require companies to notify FDA of their intent to market a bioengineered food crop
, and provide the agency with scientific data demonstrating the crop to be safe to eat.