Food and Sustainability Challenges Under Climate Changes

TitleFood and Sustainability Challenges Under Climate Changes
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2016
AuthorsMoustafa, K
JournalScience & Engineering Ethics
Date Published2016
Publication Languageeng
ISBN Number13533452
KeywordsAbiotic , BIOTIC , Climate , CLIMATIC , EFFECT , ENVIRONMENTAL , FOOD , Human , plant , RENEWABLE , SUSTAINABILITY , sustainable
AbstractPlants are permanently impacted by their environments, and their abilities to tolerate multiple fluctuating environmental conditions vary as a function of several genetic and natural factors. Over the past decades, scientific innovations and applications of the knowledge derived from biotechnological investigations to agriculture caused a substantial increase of the yields of many crops. However, due to exacerbating effects of climate change and a growing human population, a crisis of malnutrition may arise in the upcoming decades in some places in the world. So, effective, ethical and managerial regulations and fair policies should be set up and applied at the local and global levels so that Earth may fairly provide the food and living accommodation needed by its inhabitants. To save some energy consumption, electric devices (for e.g., smartphones, laptops, street lights, traffic lights, etc.) should be manufactured to work with solar energy, whenever available, particularly in sunny countries where sun is available most of the time. Such characteristic will save energy and make solar energy-based smartphones and laptops less cumbersome in terms of chargers and plugging issues. 
NotesMoustafa, Khaled 1; Email Address:; Affiliation: 1: Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers , Paris France; Source Info: Dec2016, Vol. 22 Issue 6, p1831; Subject Term: Food research; Subject Term: Sustainability; Subject Term: Climatic changes; Subject Term: Effect of environment on plants; Subject Term: Food -- Biotechnology; Author-Supplied Keyword: Abiotic stress; Author-Supplied Keyword: Biotic stress; Author-Supplied Keyword: Climate change; Author-Supplied Keyword: Environmental stresses; Author-Supplied Keyword: Environmental sustainability; Author-Supplied Keyword: Food crisis; Author-Supplied Keyword: Food production; Author-Supplied Keyword: Human population growth; Author-Supplied Keyword: Plant breeding; Author-Supplied Keyword: Renewable energy; Author-Supplied Keyword: Sustainable energy; NAICS/Industry Codes: 541711 Research and Development in Biotechnology; NAICS/Industry Codes: 541710 Research and development in the physical, engineering and life sciences; NAICS/Industry Codes: 541712 Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences (except Biotechnology); Number of Pages: 6p; Document Type: Article