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Nutritional quality and safety of organically produced foods
Article Type: Food facts From: Nutrition
There was recently a Workshop on the Effects of the Environment on the Nutritional Quality and Safety of Organically Produced Foods which was held at the University of Reading on 18 and 19 December 2007. The purpose of the Workshop, funded by the Natural Environment Research Council as part of their Environment and Human Health programme, was to address the following questions:
Are there quantifiable effects of organic rather than conventionally produced food on human health?
How does the environment impact on these possible health benefits?
How do the public perceive these benefits?
And to define the current state of understanding and outline future research possibilities.
Information regarding the Workshop, can be found at: www.apd.rdg.ac.uk/organicfoods/