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The Inner Quality Concept for food, based on life processes

Bloksma, J.; Huber, M.; Northolt, M.; van der Burgt, G.J. and Adriaansen-Tennekens, R. (2003) The Inner Quality Concept for food, based on life processes. Paper at: New approaches in food quality analysis, Berlin, 13-14 Nov. 2003.

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How can we adequately express the quality of food produced by organic agriculture? To answer this research question, we defined a concept of ‘inner quality’ (formerly called ‘vital quality’) based on the life processes growth and differentiation, and their integration. Growers use management methods to influence life processes in their crops, thus optimising the quality of the final product. Traders and consumers can recognise certain product properties as being the result of these life processes. Here, we present a course of validation for the quality concept, together with appropriate quality parameters. The process of validation has been completed in part for two experimental crops, apple and carrot. This quality concept can provide a holistic context for the interpretation of individual food quality parameters as developed by different laboratories.

EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Paper
Subjects: Knowledge management > Research methodology and philosophy
Food systems > Food security, food quality and human health
Research affiliation: Netherlands > Louis Bolk Institute
Deposited By: Steinbuch, Luc
ID Code:4894
Deposited On:20 Jun 2005
Last Modified:12 Apr 2010 07:31
Document Language:English
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed

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