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A systematic review on the contributions of edible plant and animal biodiversity to human diets

Dolores Daniela Peñafiel Anchundia UGent, Carl Lachat UGent, Ramon Espinel, Patrick Van Damme UGent and Patrick Kolsteren UGent (2011) ECOHEALTH. 8(3). p.381-399
abstract
The sustainable use of natural and agricultural biodiversity in the diet can be instrumental to preserve existing food biodiversity, address malnutrition, and mitigate adverse effects of dietary changes worldwide. This systematic review of literature summarizes the current evidence on the contribution of plant and animal biodiversity to human diets in terms of energy intake, micronutrient intake, and dietary diversification. Peer-reviewed studies were searched in ten databases using pre-defined search terms. Only original studies assessing food biodiversity and dietary intake were included, resulting in a total of 34 studies. 7, 14, and 17 studies reported information in relation to energy intake, micronutrient intake, and dietary diversification, respectively. In general, locally available foods were found to be important sources of energy, micronutrients, and dietary diversification in the diet of particularly rural and forest communities of highly biodiverse ecosystems. The current evidence shows local food biodiversity as important contributor of nutritious diets. Findings are, however, limited to populations living in highly biodiverse areas. Research on the contribution of biodiversity in diets of industrialized and urban settings needs more attention. Instruments are needed that would more appropriately measure the dietary contribution of local biodiversity.
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keyword
diet, nutrition, food, diversity, energy, micronutrient, FOOD SECURITY, WILD VEGETABLES, NUTRITIONAL IMPORTANCE, TRADITIONAL FOOD, DEVELOPING-WORLD, BURKINA-FASO, VITAMIN-A, DIVERSITY, HEALTH, CONSUMPTION
journal title
ECOHEALTH
Ecohealth
volume
8
issue
3
pages
381 - 399
Web of Science type
Review
Web of Science id
000301184200013
JCR category
ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES
JCR impact factor
1.702 (2011)
JCR rank
94/203 (2011)
JCR quartile
2 (2011)
ISSN
1612-9202
DOI
10.1007/s10393-011-0700-3
language
English
UGent publication?
yes
classification
A1
copyright statement
I have transferred the copyright for this publication to the publisher
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1925234
handle
http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-1925234
date created
2011-10-13 10:49:25
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2012-09-25 15:46:16
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  author       = {Pe{\~n}afiel Anchundia, Dolores Daniela and Lachat, Carl and Espinel, Ramon and Van Damme, Patrick and Kolsteren, Patrick},
  issn         = {1612-9202},
  journal      = {ECOHEALTH},
  keyword      = {diet,nutrition,food,diversity,energy,micronutrient,FOOD SECURITY,WILD VEGETABLES,NUTRITIONAL IMPORTANCE,TRADITIONAL FOOD,DEVELOPING-WORLD,BURKINA-FASO,VITAMIN-A,DIVERSITY,HEALTH,CONSUMPTION},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {3},
  pages        = {381--399},
  title        = {A systematic review on the contributions of edible plant and animal biodiversity to human diets},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10393-011-0700-3},
  volume       = {8},
  year         = {2011},
}

Chicago
Peñafiel Anchundia, Dolores Daniela, Carl Lachat, Ramon Espinel, Patrick Van Damme, and Patrick Kolsteren. 2011. “A Systematic Review on the Contributions of Edible Plant and Animal Biodiversity to Human Diets.” Ecohealth 8 (3): 381–399.
APA
Peñafiel Anchundia, D. D., Lachat, C., Espinel, R., Van Damme, P., & Kolsteren, P. (2011). A systematic review on the contributions of edible plant and animal biodiversity to human diets. ECOHEALTH, 8(3), 381–399.
Vancouver
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Peñafiel Anchundia DD, Lachat C, Espinel R, Van Damme P, Kolsteren P. A systematic review on the contributions of edible plant and animal biodiversity to human diets. ECOHEALTH. 2011;8(3):381–99.
MLA
Peñafiel Anchundia, Dolores Daniela, Carl Lachat, Ramon Espinel, et al. “A Systematic Review on the Contributions of Edible Plant and Animal Biodiversity to Human Diets.” ECOHEALTH 8.3 (2011): 381–399. Print.