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Organic Production and Food Quality: A Down to Earth Analysis

by Robert Blair

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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… (more)
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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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