chapter  9
Biodiversity’s contribution to dietary diversity: magnitude, meaning and measurement
ByPETER R. BERTI, ANDREW D. JONES
Pages 21

Recent publications (Frison et al., 2011; Bélanger and Johns, 2008; Burlingame et al., 2009a), and chapters within this book are increasing the focus upon biodiversity and its role in improving nutrition. At times a relationship between higher biodiversity and improved nutrition is assumed, without explanation of the type of biodiversity in question, documentation of supporting research, or a theoretical framework for expecting such a relationship. In this chapter, the basis for a potential relationship between biodiversity and nutrition is described, and the basis for biodiversity’s nutrition benefits is elaborated.