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Food safety in an organic perspective

Kristensen, Erik Steen; Alrøe, Hugo Fjelsted and Hansen, Birgitte (2002) Food safety in an organic perspective. In: Proceedings of the 14th IFOAM Organic World Congress, Canadian Organic Growers (COG), p. 210.

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Summary

The holistic perspective of organic farming implies a broader conception of food safety that includes both product safety and agri-food system safety. The credibility of organic food can only be maintained if the organic agri-food system is developed in correspondence with the basic organic principles. In this way it will be possible to show the whole organic agri-food system as a safer alternative to conventional farming. Thereby trust will be supported in organic foods despite the sparse (and often unattainable) hard scientific evidence that organic food is healthier.


EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Paper
Keywords:food safety, product safety, agri-food system safety, organic farming, organic principles
Subjects: Food systems > Food security, food quality and human health
Values, standards and certification
Research affiliation: Denmark > DARCOF II (2000-2005) > V.1 (SYNERGY) Coordination and synergy
Deposited By: Alrøe, Ph.D. Hugo Fjelsted
ID Code:19
Deposited On:04 Oct 2002
Last Modified:24 Jul 2014 09:55
Document Language:English
Status:Published
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed

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