Organic Production and Food Quality: A Down to Earth Analysis (Google eBook)

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John Wiley & Sons, Nov 3, 2011 - Technology & Engineering - 296 pages
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The internet is rife with biased and unsubstantiated claims fromthe organic industry, and the treatment of issues such as foodsafety and quality by the media ("if it bleeds, it leads") tends tohave a negative impact on consumer perceptions about conventionalfood. Until recently, more and more consumers in many countrieswere opting to buy organic food over conventional food, resultingin a radical shift in food retailing. This was due to concerns overchemical residues, food poisoning resulting in recalls, food scaressuch as "mad-cow" disease, issues like gene-modified (GM foods),antibiotics, hormones, cloning and concerns over the way plants andanimals are being grown commercially as food sources. As a resultthere has been an expansion of the organic industry and the supplyof organic foods at farmers' markets, supermarkets and specialtystores.

Organic Production and Food Quality: A Down to EarthAnalysis is the first comprehensive book on how organicproduction methods influence the safety and quality of foods, basedon an unbiased assessment of the latest scientific findings. The title is a 'must-have' for everyone working within the foodindustry.

  • Comprehensive explanation of organic production methods andeffects on the safety and quality of foods
  • Authoritative, unbiased and up-to-date examination of relevantglobal scientific research
  • Answers the questions of whether organic food is morenutritious and/or more healthy
  

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Contents

The Shift to Organic Food
1
Consumer Concerns About Food
13
Vegetable Produce
25
Fruit
61
Cereal Grains
93
1
98
Meat
111
Hormones
121
9
207
10
227
Psychology of Organic Food Choice
243
13
253
Conclusions
259
Appendix
265
14
267
21
273

7
163
Eggs
183
Egg quality
198

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About the author (2011)

Robert Blair, DSc, is Professor Emeritus in the Faculty of Land and Food Systems at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

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