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Advances in Agronomy, Vol. 102 by Donald L. Sparks

By Donald L. Sparks

Advances in Agronomy is still well-known as a number one reference and a main resource for the most recent examine in agronomy. As regularly, the themes lined are different and exemplary of the myriad of subject material handled by way of this long-running serial. * keeps the top impression issue between serial guides in agriculture * offers well timed studies on very important agronomy concerns * Enjoys a long-standing popularity for excellence within the box

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Wallner for their steadfast transdisciplinary participation in the Crops for HealthTM program. We thank Stephen J. Wallner for his critical reading of this chapter, John McGinley and Barbara Wallner for their assistance with manuscript preparation, and the Colorado State University Crops for HealthTM program for support. REFERENCES Aggett, P. , Lafeber, H. , Michaelsen, K. , Salazar de, S. , and Weaver, L. (1997). Recommended dietary allowances (RDAs), recommended dietary intakes (RDIs), recommended nutrient intakes (RNIs), and population reference intakes (PRIs) are not ‘‘recommended intakes’’.

As we have reflected on this conundrum, four possible explanations have emerged. They are (1) the epidemiological data indicate that plant food offers little protection against cancer; (2) the epidemiological data indicate that with our current understanding of plant foods, as reflected in the ways we assess plant food intake, protection against cancer is not apparent; (3) the epidemiological data indicate that the plant foods (crop genotypes) to which the consumer has access in the market place are not those with maximum potential for human health benefit; or (4) the epidemiological data indicate that the way populations currently eat plant foods, protection against cancer is not detected.

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