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Food Safety Debate and Development of Standards/Regulations for Organic Farming and Organic Food

Schmid, Otto (2002) Food Safety Debate and Development of Standards/Regulations for Organic Farming and Organic Food. Paper at: 14th IFOAM Organic World Congress. Cultivating Communities, Victoria, Canada, 21.-24.08.2002.

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Summary

There is an on-going debate, in which way Organic Food production systems do contribute to food safety. Only few comparative studies do exist. However Organic Farming developed a system approach which is mainly focussing on the process of production rather than on the end-product analysis. This approach, which is traditionally outlined in Standards and Regulations for Organic Farming, can bring benefits for food safety issues such as less contamination with chemicals, etc. But not all food safety areas are covered in standards/regulations, mainly because Food Safety is an issue of public health laws, which Organic Farming has to fulfil as well.


EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Paper
Keywords:food safety, standards, organic food, system-approach, precautionary principle, Richtlinien
Subjects: Food systems > Food security, food quality and human health
Research affiliation: Switzerland > FiBL - Research Institute of Organic Agriculture Switzerland > Food Quality
Switzerland > FiBL - Research Institute of Organic Agriculture Switzerland > Socio-Economics
Related Links:http://www.fibl.org/forschung/sozio-oekonomie/index.php, http://www.fibl.org/forschung/lebensmittelqualitaet/index.php, http://www.cog.ca/ifoam2002/, http://www.ifoam.org, http://orgprints.org/view/subjects/2security.html
Deposited By: Schmid, Otto
ID Code:2956
Deposited On:10 Jul 2004
Last Modified:12 Apr 2010 07:29
Document Language:English
Status:Published
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed

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