Organic Farming : Policies and Prospects


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Consumers are more and more concerned with the health of the food they eat. While great public anxiety about genetically engineered foodstuffs and BSE in cattle has developed in Europe, on the positive side there has been a rapidly rising demand for organic produce. Food retailers, including supermarkets, have responded, and the organic sector has moved from a being marginal production fad to a serious subject of policy concern for politicians and public servants involved in European agricultural policy. In this book, three leading authorities on organic farming have for the first time produced a serious and scientific overview for the lay person of the state of organic farming and policy towards it in Europe.

Based on a review of a huge body of scientific research into all aspects of the sector, the authors provide in accessible terms a balanced, up-to-date and policy relevant overview of:

  • The position of organic farming today – the size of the sector, its markets, where research is conducted, and current policies towards the sector.

  • Assessment of its possible contributions to the environment, food quality, farmers’ incomes, and rural development generally.

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Product details

  •  Paperback | 192 pages
  •  137.67 x 215.9 x 14.48mm | 213.19g
  •  01 Mar 2004
  •  Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  •  New York, United Kingdom
  •  English
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