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Pradeep Kumar, Menahem Edelstein, Mariateresa Cardarelli, Emanuela Ferri and Giuseppe Colla

The growing concerns over heavy metal pollution of soil and water in the current era of industrialization have received increasing attention of researchers worldwide as its consequences can potentially endanger plant and human health. In particular

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Matthew B. Bertucci, Katherine M. Jennings, David W. Monks, Jonathan R. Schultheis, Penelope Perkins-Veazie, Frank J. Louws and David L. Jordan

freezer (0 °F) until transport to the Plants for Human Health Institute (Kannapolis, NC) for analysis. Before analysis, samples were thawed and blended for 45 s until homogenized using a laboratory blender (model 7010S 1L; Waring Commercial, Torrington, CT

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James D. McCurdy, J. Scott McElroy and Elizabeth A. Guertal

turfgrasses in environmental protection and their benefits to humans J. Environ. Qual. 23 452 460 Brink, G.E. Fairbrother, T.E. 1991 Yield and quality of subterranean clover and white clover–bermudagrass and tall fescue associations J. Prod. Agr. 4 500 504

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Chase Jones-Baumgardt, David Llewellyn, Qinglu Ying and Youbin Zheng

, 2013 ) and produce highly uniform crops year round. Light is one of the most influential environmental factors on plant growth and morphology, especially in indoor farming where artificial lighting provides the SS of radiation for photosynthesis and

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Juran C. Goyali, Abir U. Igamberdiev and Samir C. Debnath

vegetables ( Koca and Karadeniz, 2009 ; Prior et al., 1998 ; Wang et al., 1996 ). These phytochemicals are natural antioxidants, free radical, and metal scavengers ( Wang et al., 1996 ) that help in mitigating oxygen-free radical damage in the human body

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Russell Galanti, Alyssa Cho, Amjad Ahmad and Theodore Radovich

apple from conventional and organic production systems Pesq. Agropec. Bras. Brasilia. 43 333 340 Environmental Protection Agency 2016 Climate change indicators in the United States: Atmospheric concentrations of greenhouse gases. 11 Jan. 2018. < https

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Virginia I. Lohr

. Niemela, J. James, P. 2007 Promoting ecosystem and human health in urban areas using green infrastructure: A literature review Landsc. Urban Plan. 81 3 167 178 Wilson, C.L. 1975 The long battle against dutch elm disease J. Arboricult. 1 6 107 112 Wittig, R

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fruit and carotenoid being evaluated. The puree absorbance method is fast, accurate, requires no hazardous solvents, and yields values comparable with other analytical methods. Pre- and Postharvest Effects on Bioactive Components and Human Health

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Yai Ulrich Adegbola, Paul R. Fisher and Alan W. Hodges

. Prod. Econ. 107 223 236 Bartel, A. 1989 Formal employee training programs and their impact on labor productivity: Evidence from a human resource survey. National Bureau of Economic Research (Cambridge, MA) Working Paper No. 3026 Drotleff, L. 2014 Top

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Wendy A. Johnson, Raymond A. Cloyd, James R. Nechols, Kimberly A. Williams, Nathan O. Nelson, Dorith Rotenberg and Megan M. Kennelly

composition ( Penuelas and Estiarte, 1997 ) and thus impacts plant–insect interactions ( Altieri et al., 2005 ; Letourneau and van Bruggen, 2006 ). Fertilizer effects on herbivory are associated with plant nutritional quality (proteins and amino acids) and