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Biosensors for Sustainable Food - New Opportunities and Technical Challenges, Vol 74. Comprehensive Analytical Chemistry

  • ID: 3744888
  • Book
  • September 2016
  • Region: Global
  • 450 Pages
  • Elsevier Science and Technology
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Biosensors for Sustainable Food - New Opportunities and Technical Challenges addresses the challenges associated with sustaining the globally increasing demand for food that has been forecast for the next centuries and the immediate need for the food production system to adopt sustainable practices to protect the environment and human health. It provides a comprehensive overview of established, cutting-edge, and future trends in biosensor technology and its application in the agrifood sector. In particular, different biosensing advances are covered, outlining the newest research efforts in the cross-disciplines of chemistry, biology, and materials science with biosensing research, in order to develop novel detection principles, sensing mechanisms, and device engineering methods.

Food production and consumption have a strong impact on the environment in terms of greenhouse gas emissions, water, and soil contamination, the reduction of arable land, water consumption, and many other factors, which in turn, negatively affect human health. These issues have consequences for economic development, too.

To address these challenges, it is necessary for scientists with different expertise, policymakers, and economists work together to develop new smart technologies and introduce them to the market, along with adequate regulations. In this regard, a sustainable food production system can be thought of as a chain of procedures with a low impact on the environment that guarantees a secured supply of healthier and fortified food while supporting economic growth.

  • Presents an interdisciplinary approach to biosensor technology
  • Profiles recent advances in synthetic biology, new material design (biohybrids), nanotechnology, micro/nanofluidics, and information technology
  • Aims to facilitate the transfer of agrifood biosensor technology from the laboratory to the market

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1. Biosensor Potential in Pesticide Monitoring Riccardo Rapini and Giovanna Marrazza 2. Trends on Biosensing Systems for Heavy Metal Detection Neelam Verma and Gagandeep Kaur 3. Sensing of Biological Contaminants: Pathogens and Toxins Nuvia Maria Saucedo and Ashok Mulchandani 4. Biosensor-Based Technologies for the Detection of Pathogens and Toxins Kara L.M Moran, Jenny Fitzgerald, Daniel A. McPartlin, Jonathan H. Loftus and Richard O'Kennedy 5. Biosensor to Ensure Food Security and Environmental Control Gennady A. Evtugyn 6. Aptamers as Synthetic Receptors for Food Quality and Safety Control Rebeca Miranda-Castro, Noemí de-los-Santos-Álvarez and María Jesús Lobo-Castañón 7. Emerging Nanomaterials for Analytical Detection Georgina Alarcon-Angeles, Giaan Arturo Álvarez-Romero and Arben Merkoçi 8. Bio-Compatible Integration of Electronics into Food Sensors Liviu Mihai Dumitru, Mihai Irimia-Vladu and N. S. Sariciftci 9. Food Microfluidics Biosensors Miguel A. López, María Moreno-Guzman, Beatriz Jurado and Alberto Escarpa 10. Commercially Available (Bio)Sensors in the Agrifood Sector Amina Antonacci, Fabiana Arduini, Danila Moscone, Giuseppe Palleschi and Viviana Scognamiglio 11. Laser Scanning Approaches for Crop Monitoring Dirk Hoffmeister 12. Robotic Based Agriculture for Rural Renaissance: Drones and Biosensors Kulandaivel Chellappan Siva Balan 13. Intelligent Food Packaging Semih Otles and Buket Yalcin Sahyar 14. (Bio)Sensor Integration with ICT Tools for Supplying Chain Management and Traceability in Agriculture Mimoza Durresi
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