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Record number 371835
Title Contaminants and micro-organisms in organic and conventional food products
Author(s) Vijver, L.P.L. van de; Hoogenboom, L.A.P.; Broex, N.J.G.; Roest, H.I.J.; Bokhorst, J.G.; Northolt, M.D.; Mevius, D.J.; Meijs, J.A.C.
Event Joint organic congress, 2006-05-30/2006-05-31
Department(s) RIKILT - Business Unit Safety & Health
RIKILT - Analyse & Ontwikkeling
CIDC - Divisie Bacteriologie en TSE's
Wageningen UR Administration OfficeCorporate Staff
Publication type Abstract in scientific journal or proceedings
Publication year 2008
Abstract In the Netherlands we investigated animal and plant products on potentially hazardous contamination with heavy metals, mycotoxins, pesticide residues, patho-genic micro-organisms and nitrate. In most cases, the organically produced foods had equal or lower amounts of contaminants than conventionally pro-duced products. These results conflict with a common idea that organic farming theoretically increases food safety risks. For many contaminants organic food showed a large diversity in the amount of contamina-tion. Experience with organic farming, managing and manure use partly explain these differences. Understanding of these cultivation parameters can help in further improvement of organic cultivation practices.
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