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Organic Food Quality: Can it exist without Measurement?


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Ismond, Alan (2006) Organic Food Quality: Can it exist without Measurement? Poster at: Joint Organic Congress, Odense, Denmark, May 30-31, 2006.

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Abstract - Consumers who purchase organic foods are motivated primarily by the health benefits. What assurances are there that defining organic products based on inputs, methods, and ingredients will meet or exceed consumer expectations if there are no re-quirements to define, measure, and meet product quality standards? The future of the organic industry will depend on understanding and quantifying con-sumer expectations and then defining metrics for assessing organic product quality that satisfies these expectations. After establishing quantifiable product quality targets, the next challenge will be to correlate farming and processing methods so that the product quality criteria and consumer expectations are satis-fied.

EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Poster
Subjects: Values, standards and certification > Evaluation of inputs
Research affiliation: International Conferences > 2006: Joint Organic Congress > Theme 11: Understanding consumption
Deposited By: Ismond, Alan
ID Code:7090
Deposited On:10 May 2006
Last Modified:12 Apr 2010 07:32
Document Language:English
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed

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