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Health Benefits of Organic Food :  Effects of the Environment - D. I. Givens

Health Benefits of Organic Food

Effects of the Environment

By: D. I. Givens (Editor), Dale Givens (Editor), Samantha Baxter (Editor), Anne Marie Minihane (Editor), Elizabeth Shaw (Editor)

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Public concerns for health and the environment, resulting from the impacts of chemicals in both plant and animal production, has led to an increased demand for organic produce. It is often perceived and usually promoted as containing fewer contaminants, more nutrients and being positive for the environment.

"It is an interesting and timely snapshot of our understanding of these issues with well-written articles from respected authors in many areas relevant to human health ranging from the effect of n-3 fatty acids to dietary flavonoids to selenium to contaminants in foods. Although the book is necessarily limited by the set-up of the original workshop, the choice of authors and the breadth of topics explored are excellent."--Experimental Agriculture

Contributorsp. vii
Prefacep. xi
Acknowledgementsp. xiii
Organic Farming and Food Systems: Definitions and Key Characteristicsp. 1
The Health Benefits of n-3 Fatty Acids and Their Concentrations in Organic and Conventional Animal-derived Foodsp. 19
Environmental Impacts on the n-3 Content of Foods from Ruminant Animalsp. 50
Health Benefits and Selenium Content of Organic Versus Conventional Foodsp. 70
Environmental Impacts Concerning the Selenium Content of Foodsp. 88
Contaminants in Organic and Conventional Food: the Missing Link Between Contaminant Levels and Health Effectsp. 119
Mycotoxins in Organic and Conventional Foods and Effects of the Environmentp. 145
Human Pathogens in Organic and Conventional Foods and Effects of the Environmentp. 160
What Does Consumer Science Tell Us About Organic Foods?p. 190
The Beneficial Effects of Dietary Flavonoids: Sources, Bioavailability and Biological Functionsp. 207
Environmental Regulation of Flavonoid Biosynthesisp. 240
Nitrates in the Human Dietp. 263
Impacts of Environment and Management on Nitrate in Vegetables and Waterp. 276
Effects of the Environment on the Nutritional Quality and Safety of Organically Produced Foods: Round-up and Summaryp. 307
Indexp. 315
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ISBN: 9781845934590
ISBN-10: 1845934598
Series: Cabi Ser.
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 336
Published: November 2008
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.4 x 17.2  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.93