Agriculture and Bioactives: Achieving Both Crop Yield and Phytochemicals
AbstractPlants are fundamental elements of the human diet, either as direct sources of nutrients or indirectly as feed for animals. During the past few years, the main goal of agriculture has been to increase yield in order to provide the food that is needed by a growing world population. As important as yield, but commonly forgotten in conventional agriculture, is to keep and, if it is possible, to increase the phytochemical content due to their health implications. Nowadays, it is necessary to go beyond this, reconciling yield and phytochemicals that, at first glance, might seem in conflict. This can be accomplished through reviewing food requirements, plant consumption with health implications, and farming methods. The aim of this work is to show how both yield and phytochemicals converge into a new vision of agricultural management in a framework of integrated agricultural practices.
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García-Mier, L.; Guevara-González, R.G.; Mondragón-Olguín, V.M.; del Rocío Verduzco-Cuellar, B.; Torres-Pacheco, I. Agriculture and Bioactives: Achieving Both Crop Yield and Phytochemicals. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2013, 14, 4203-4222.
García-Mier L, Guevara-González RG, Mondragón-Olguín VM, del Rocío Verduzco-Cuellar B, Torres-Pacheco I. Agriculture and Bioactives: Achieving Both Crop Yield and Phytochemicals. International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 2013; 14(2):4203-4222.Chicago/Turabian Style
García-Mier, Lina; Guevara-González, Ramón G.; Mondragón-Olguín, Víctor M.; del Rocío Verduzco-Cuellar, Beatriz; Torres-Pacheco, Irineo. 2013. "Agriculture and Bioactives: Achieving Both Crop Yield and Phytochemicals." Int. J. Mol. Sci. 14, no. 2: 4203-4222.