Health Benefits of Organic Food: Effects of the Environment by D I Givens, Samantha Baxter, Anne Marie Minihane, Elizabeth J Shaw | | 9781845934590 | Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
Health Benefits of Organic Food: Effects of the Environment

Health Benefits of Organic Food: Effects of the Environment

by D I Givens, Samantha Baxter, Anne Marie Minihane, Elizabeth J Shaw
     
 

ISBN-10: 1845934598

ISBN-13: 9781845934590

Pub. Date: 09/01/2008

Publisher: CAB International North America

Public concern over impacts of chemicals in plant and animal production on health and the environment has led to increased demand for organic produce, which is usually promoted and often perceived as containing fewer contaminants, more nutrients, and being positive for the environment.

These benefits are difficult to quantify, and potential environmental impacts

Overview

Public concern over impacts of chemicals in plant and animal production on health and the environment has led to increased demand for organic produce, which is usually promoted and often perceived as containing fewer contaminants, more nutrients, and being positive for the environment.

These benefits are difficult to quantify, and potential environmental impacts on such benefits have not been widely studied. This book addresses these key points, examining factors such as the role of certain nutrients in prevention and promotion of chronic disease, potential health benefits of bioactive compounds in plants, the prevalence of food-borne pesticides and pathogens and how both local and global environmental factors may affect any differences between organic and conventionally produced food.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781845934590
Publisher:
CAB International North America
Publication date:
09/01/2008
Series:
CABI Series
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.70(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

1. Organic farming and food systems - definitions and key characteristics

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