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Background: Intensified food production, i.e. agricultural
intensification and industrialized livestock operations may have adverse effects on
human health and promote disease emergence via numerous mechanisms resulting in
either direct impacts on humans or indirect impacts related to animal and
environmental health. For example, while ... read morebiodiversity is intentionally decreased in
intensive food production systems, the consequential decrease in resilience in these
systems may in turn bear increased health risks. However, quantifying these risks
remains challenging, even if individual intensification measures are examined
separately. Yet, this is an urgent task, especially in rapidly developing areas of
the world with few regulations on intensification measures, such as in the Greater
Mekong Subregion (GMS).
Keywords: Greater Mekong Subregion, Intensified food production,
Agricultural intensification, Emerging diseases, Pesticides, Antibiotics, Livestock
operations, Health promotion.
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- Richter, Carsten, Benjamin Custer, Jennifer A. Steele, Bruce
A. Wilcox, and Jianchu Xu. "Intensified food production and correlated risks to human
health in the Greater Mekong Subregion: a systematic review." Environmental Health
14, no. 1 (12, 2015): 1-13.