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The iodine cycle (including 'Iodine uptake by plants for human and livestock health')


Butler, E and Penrose, B, The iodine cycle (including 'Iodine uptake by plants for human and livestock health'), Iodophor - Tamed Iodine: The Status of Iodine in Tasmania, Gatekeeper Press, PAC Richards (ed), United Kingdom ISBN 9781662901126 (2020) [Other Book Chapter]


Iodine is an important mineral for the health of both human and non-human animals. The main contributors to iodine intake for humans are milk, seafood and bread (fortified with iodised salt). However, many of these animal-based or processed products are inaccessible for much of the world’s population and a move to a more unprocessed, plant-based diet has been suggested for both human and planetary health (e.g the EAT-Lancet planetary health diet). Furthermore, many important livestock are exclusively herbivorous, and therefore their health and productivity are highly linked to the nutritional composition of the plants they eat. Therefore, understanding what affects soil availability and plant uptake of iodine is of vital importance.

Item Details

Item Type:Other Book Chapter
Keywords:iodine, biofortification, plant nutrition
Research Division:Agricultural, Veterinary and Food Sciences
Research Group:Crop and pasture production
Research Field:Crop and pasture nutrition
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Public health (excl. specific population health)
Objective Field:Nutrition
UTAS Author:Penrose, B (Dr Beth Penrose)
ID Code:147818
Year Published:2020
Deposited By:Agriculture and Food Systems
Deposited On:2021-11-17
Last Modified:2022-07-14

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