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Les pratiques agricoles a la loupe

An up-close look at agricultural practices

Towards multi-performance agriculture


C. Huyghe, B. Coudurier, J. Boiffin, J. Peyraud, F. Jeuland, N. Urruty, H. Guyomard

Edition 2017

This book analyses the impact that agricultural practices have on the productive, economic, environmental and social performance of metropolitan agriculture in France. It addresses a variety of topics such as tilling techniques, fertilisation, plant protection and animal health, plant and animal breeding, animal husbandry and the selection of agricultural equipment; an up-close look at over 200 agricultural practices divided into 15 categories.


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Valeurs de la biodiversité et systemes écosystémiques

Values of the biodiversity and ecosystem services

Interdisciplinary perspectives


V. Maris, H. Levrel, P. Roche, I. Geijzendorffer

Edition 2016

As pressure continues to increase on natural environments, work on the multiple values of the biodiversity and ecosystem services can help in understanding better the interactions between nature and society, anticipating the disruptions to come and designing appropriate measures for dealing with them. This book fuels the society debate on our relationship with nature and underlines the major questions that should be at the heart of biodiversity research policies in the years to come.


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Le lapin

The Rabbit

Biology to Breeding


T. Gidenne

Edition 2015

This work is the first manual devoted specifically to rabbit biology. It recounts the history of the domestic rabbit and summarises current knowledge. It also makes concrete recommendations on rabbit breeding practices for both families and professionals and for pet rabbits.


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Le pouvoir de la biodiversité

The Power of the Biodiversity

Neoliberalisation of Nature in Emerging Countries


F. Thomas, V. Boisvert

Edition 2015

The results of the international governance of the biodiversity must not be sought in any "mitigation" of genetic erosion or in establishing a little environmental justice, but in the forms of knowledge and powers that are built on the biodiversity and environmental services. The gamble with this book is to examine this power of the biodiversity in terms of political economics.


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Comprendre l'amelioration des plantes

Understanding the Improvement of Plants

Breeding Challenges, Methods, Objectives and Criteria


A. Gallais

Edition 2015

What are its socio-economic challenges (nourish the planet, protect the environment, adapt to climate change, organise the seed industry)? What tools and methods are used? How are the main traits selected and improved? The work answers these questions and ends by assessing what plant breeding has brought to farmers, consumers, the industry and society.


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La métagénomique

Metagenomics

Developments and Future Applications


M. Zagorec, M. Champomier-Vergès

Edition 2015

Metagenomics has followed the genomics era and invaded the domain of biology. Studying the genetic content of a sample from a complex environment (intestine, ocean, soils, air, etc.) found in Nature (as opposed to samples cultivated in a laboratory), it produces vast quantities of data very quickly that require considerable computer processing to draw out the information. The aim of this work is to enlighten non-specialist scientific professionals on the possibilities offered by this tool to explore the various domains of agriculture, environment, food-processing and health by analysing living organisms.


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Plantes génétiquement modifiées, menace ou espoir ?

Genetically-Modified Plants, threat or Hope?


J. Pernollet

Edition 2015

The French Academy of Agriculture expresses its views here on genetically-modified plants through a dozen or so key scientific, agronomic, economic, legal and sociological questions that are being discussed in society, where the answers are neither simple nor obvious.


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Evolution, a Hot Issue?

Evolution, a Hot Issue?


G. Lecointre

Edition 2014

The mechanisms of evolution are reviewed by a great museum specialist to explain simply the organisation of the living, the individual and also society as it currently stands. The latest scientific discoveries and concrete examples illustrate the comments. 


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Animal and Human Reproduction

Animal and Human Reproduction


M. Saint-Dizier, S. Chastant-Maillard

Edition 2014

Reproduction has been researched thoroughly and enriched with new tools for exploring living creatures that have played havoc with our knowledge of mechanisms and renewed the concepts. Over one hundred renowned French and international specialists have contributed to this reference work that summarises current knowledge on reproduction and its applications in animals and humans.


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Herbicide-tolerant Plant Varieties

Herbicide-tolerant Plant Varieties

A Sustainable Weedkilling Tool?


Ouvrage collectif

Edition 2014

So-called "herbicide-tolerant" varieties of sunflower and oilseed rape have been introduced in France since 2009. Intended to make weedkilling easy, these varieties resist a given herbicide, meaning theoretically that the herbicide can be applied without risk to the crop. Cultivating such varieties has sparked social protest, resulting in herbicide-tolerant sunflower crops being denounced and pulled up as "hidden GMO". In this context, the Ministries of Agriculture and the Environment have requested Inra and CNRS to report on available knowledge on all impacts of cultivating these varieties.


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