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Effects of field crops on animals: Considerations with regard to design using Chlormequat-treated wheat crop as an example

Sørensen, Martin T. and Højsgaard, Søren (2007) Effects of field crops on animals: Considerations with regard to design using Chlormequat-treated wheat crop as an example. Paper at: 3rd QLIF Congress: Improving Sustainability in Organic and Low Input Food Production Systems, University of Hohenheim, Germany, March 20-23, 2007.

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There is concern whether consuming products based on crop from Chlormequat-treated fields can cause reproduction problems in animals and humans. An experiment is presently being conducted to investigate this using the pig as a model. Considerations with regard to experimental design when investigating whether differently treated crop can affect animal/human biology is discussed. Only about half of the data are presently available. A preliminary survey of these data does not show clear differences between Chlormequat-treated and organic non-treated wheat with regard to reproduction performance of pigs.


EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Paper
Keywords:Plant growth regulator, Chlormequat, experimental design, reproduction, pig
Subjects: Food systems > Food security, food quality and human health
Research affiliation: European Union > QualityLowInputFood > Subproject 2: Effects of production methods
International Conferences > 2007: 3rd QLIF Congress > 2 Food quality/ safety
Related Links:http://orgprints.org/10417/
Deposited By: Sørensen, Dr. Martin T.
ID Code:10354
Deposited On:11 Mar 2007
Last Modified:12 Apr 2010 07:34
Document Language:English
Status:Published
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed
Additional Publishing Information: The final version of this paper is published in:
Niggli, Urs; Leifert, Carlo; Alföldi, Thomas; Lück, Lorna and Willer, Helga, Eds. (2007) Improving Sustainability in Organic and Low Input Food Production Systems. Proceedings of the 3rd International Congress of the European Integrated Project Quality Low Input Food (QLIF). University of Hohenheim, Germany, March 20 – 23, 2007. Research Institute of Organic Agriculture FiBL, CH-Frick.http://orgprints.org/10417/
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