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Corn

Production and Human Health in Changing Climate

Co-editor:

Shah Fahad

University of Swabi

Corn or maize (Zea mays L.) plays an important role in global food security. The many uses of corn make it a central commodity and a great influence on prices. Because of its worldwide distribution and relatively lower price, corn has a wider range of uses. It is used directly for human consumption, in industrially processed foods, as livestock feed, and in industrial nonfood products such as starches, acids, and alcohols. Recently, there has been interest in using maize for the production of ethanol as a substitute for petroleum-based fuels. It is an important source of carbohydrate, protein, iron, vitamin B, and minerals. Climate change, however, is a growing concern among corn growers worldwide. Scientists estimate that corn production will need to be increased by 15% per unit area between 2017 and 2037. To increase corn yields, advanced and new production technology needs to be developed and distributed among corn growers. The advanced technology to boost corn yields and counteract climate change is important for food security for the growing global population. Nutritionally, maize seeds contain 60-68% starch and 7-15% protein. Maize oil is widely used as a cooking medium and for manufacturing hydrogenated oil. The oil has the quality of reducing cholesterol in the human blood similar to sunflower oil. Corn flour is used as a thickening agent in the preparation of many edibles such as soups, sauces, and custard powder. Integrated nutrients management improves corn growth, leaf area index and light interception, dry matter accumulation and distribution, grain and fodder quality, yield components, grain and biomass yields, harvest index, and shelling percentage, and reduces the problem of food insecurity.

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CornProduction and Human Health in Changing ClimateEdited by Dr. Amanullah

Published: October 10th 2018

DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.74074

ISBN: 978-1-78984-156-5

Print ISBN: 978-1-78984-155-8

Copyright year: 2018

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164 Total Chapter Downloads

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1. Integrated Nutrient Management in Corn Production: Symbiosis for Food Security and Grower’s Income in Arid and Semiarid Climates

By Amanullah and Shah Fahad

16

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2. Corn Productivity: The Role of Management and Biotechnology

By Jean-Paul Chavas and Paul D. Mitchell

23

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3. The Maize Contribution in the Human Health

By Bañuelos-Pineda Jacinto, Gómez-Rodiles Carmen Cecilia, Cuéllar- José Ricardo and Aguirre López Luis Octavio

15

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4. Phytochemical Composition: Antioxidant Potential and Biological Activities of Corn

By Haq Nawaz, Saima Muzaffar, Momna Aslam and Shakeel Ahmad

23

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5. Bioactive Compounds in Pigmented Maize

By Arturo Navarro, Andrea Torres, Fernanda Fernández-Aulis and Carolina Peña

34

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6. Climate Change Impacts on Corn Phenology and Productivity

By Jerry L. Hatfield and Christian Dold

23

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7. GIS-Based Assessment of Smallholder Farmers’ Perception of Climate Change Impacts and Their Adaptation Strategies for Maize Production in Anambra State, Nigeria

By John Agbo Ogbodo, Samuel E. Anarah and Sani Mashi Abubakar

30

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