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Organic versus conventional potatoes – is there basis for consumers preference?

Schulzová, Věra; Hajšlová, Jana; Diviš, Jiří and Botek, Petr (2006) Organic versus conventional potatoes – is there basis for consumers preference? Poster at: Joint Organic Congress, Odense, Denmark, May 30-31, 2006.

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The aim of this study was to investigate the influence of growing conditions on the quality of potatoes from organic farming systems as compared to that from conventional farming. In our previous study conducted in the years 1996 – 1999 we recognised some differences between the potatoes (Solanum tuberosum) from organic and conventional farming. To demonstrate the general validity of observed trends, follow up study was established in Czech Republic in the years 2002-2005.
The ultimate goal of the project was to collate data for the assessment of a potential influence of foods from organic production system on consumers´ health by studying differences between potatoes grown in both systems (for this purpose the levels of potentially toxic compounds as well as nutritionally valuable components with regard to variety, geo-graphical location and inter-annual variation were determined).

EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Poster
Subjects:"Organics" in general
Research affiliation: International Conferences > 2006: Joint Organic Congress > Theme 10: Health and nutrition
Deposited By: Schulzova, Dr Vera
ID Code:7130
Deposited On:10 May 2006
Last Modified:12 Apr 2010 07:32
Document Language:English
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed

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