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Hye-Ji Kim

diets ( Buzby et al., 2010 ). Further, the rapid demographic changes of the United States had a significant effect on the U.S. marketplace, including the demand for fresh fruits and vegetables. Immigrants and their descendants account for virtually all

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Martina Göttingerová, Michal Kumšta, and Tomáš Nečas

; Rop et al., 2012 ; Senica et al., 2019 ; Zia-Ul-Haq et al., 2014 ). For centuries, edible flowers have been an integral part of the human diet and have been described in detail in ancient literature ( He et al., 2015 ; Lu et al., 2015 ). They were

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Scott E. Hygnstrom, Peter D. Skelton, Scott J. Josiah, Jason M. Gilsdorf, Dallas R. Virchow, James A. Brandle, Anil K. Jayaprakash, Kent M. Eskridge, and Kurt C. VerCauteren

in diets of deer in areas that were heavily vegetated with woody species in southern Texas and northern Mexico ( Koerth and Stuth, 1991 ). Selection of foods may be due to an animal's ability to assess the nutritional quality of different plant

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Douglas W. Tallamy

essential component of the resplendent quetzal diet. If you want to save jaguars, you need to protect large populations of palm species that make small palm nuts (as opposed to coconuts). Why these palms? Because palm nuts are a critical and substantial part

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James F. Hancock and Charles Stuber

and positively affect the biosphere. The subcommittee on a “healthy, well-nourished population” made the case that improved diet plays an important role in reducing the incidence of many health-related problems such as nutrient deficiencies

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Tim D. Davis and Purwiyatno Hariyadi

) regarding human health and nutrition, there is a general need to diversify Indonesian diets, which are based largely on rice, to include more fruits and vegetables ( FAO, 2003 ); 2) horticultural crops generally require less land area than other crops and

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Mark Herrington, Jodi Neal, Louella Woolcock, Michelle Paynter, Apollo Gomez, and Joanne De Faveri

Response of strawberry cultivars inoculated with Macrophomina phaseolina in Australia Intl. J. Fruit Sci (In press) Herrington, M.E. Hardner, C. Wegener, M. Woolcock, L. Dieters, M.J. 2014 Estimating an aggregate economic genotype to facilitate breeding

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Allen V. Barker

terminology, and improving understanding of the extent and diversity of vegetable production around the World. Vegetables are a good topic for this endeavor because worldwide they comprise a major portion of the diet of humans. The text provides scientific

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Jack E. Staub, Philipp W. Simon, and Hugo E. Cuevas

source from which they may develop elite germplasm possessing high levels of β-carotene as a natural source of vitamin A to the human diet (i.e., improve nutritional value of cucumber). This germplasm is fixed for genes controlling the expression of β

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Philip J. White, John E. Bradshaw, M. Finlay, B. Dale, Gavin Ramsay, John P. Hammond, and Martin R. Broadley

MINERAL ELEMENTS REQUIRED BY HUMANS Humans require at least 22 mineral elements for their well-being ( White and Broadley, 2005a ). These can all be supplied by an appropriate diet. However, it is estimated that over 60% of the world's six billion