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French study on Quality and Safety of Organic Food (AFSSA 2003 Evaluation nutritionnelle et sanitaire des aliments issus de l’agriculture biologique)

Schmid, Otto (2004) French study on Quality and Safety of Organic Food (AFSSA 2003 Evaluation nutritionnelle et sanitaire des aliments issus de l’agriculture biologique). Speech at: Biofach, D-Nürnberg, 20.02.2004.

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The presentations summarises the results of a study on organic farming and food quality published 2003 in France.
Agence française de sécurité sanitaire des aliments (AFSSA) (2003): Evaluation nutritionnelle et sanitaire des aliments issus de l’agriculture biologique. AFSSA, F-94701 Maisons-Alfort, France
These Conclusions of the study are:
· Confirmation of most of the findings in other similar studies
· Interesting findings with regard to health promoting compounds
· More studies are needed (consumption studies)
· Several negative prejudgements about safety of organic food have not been confirmed
· Regarding food safety issues: in some areas more monitoring might be needed
· The system approach of Organic Farming is recognized as a potential model for more sustainable food safety strategies


EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Speech
Keywords:Sozioökonomie, Lebensmittelqualität, Qualität Bioprodukte, FQH
Subjects: Food systems > Food security, food quality and human health
Food systems > Markets and trade
Food systems > Policy environments and social economy
Research affiliation: International Organizations > Organic FQH
Switzerland > FiBL - Research Institute of Organic Agriculture Switzerland > Food Quality
Switzerland > FiBL - Research Institute of Organic Agriculture Switzerland > Socio-Economics
Related Links:http://www.afssa.fr/ftp/afssa/basedoc/rapportagribio290703.pdf, http://www.organicfqh.org, http://www.fibl.org
Deposited By: Schmid, Otto
ID Code:2751
Deposited On:02 Jun 2004
Last Modified:12 Apr 2010 07:29
Document Language:English
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed

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