AGRICULTURE - THE EFFECTS OF MODERN PRODUCTION METHODS ON THE QUALITY OF TOMATOES AND APPLES
Following Council Decision 78/902/78 of 30 October 1978, the Commission of the European Communities financed research projects in the field of food research. The projects were carried out using comparative experiments to establish whether and to what extent intensive production methods exert an influence on food quality. "Quality" was taken to refer to the organoleptic and chemical components (flavour, texture, colour, etc.). The research projects covered the following areas: 1. The effect of intensive cultivation methods on the quality of certain fruit and vegetable species. 1.1 Comparative investigations of the effect of plant protection measures on the quality of apples (comparison between chemical, biological and integrated plant protection). 1.2 Comparative investigations of the effect of intensive cultivation methods on the quality of tomatoes (comparisons between field and glasshouse crops, reduced fertiliser use, both mineral or organic, chemical, biological and integrated plant protection). 2. The effect of intensive livestock production methods on meat quality in chickens. This publication constitutes the main conclusions and recommendations emanating from the agrofood research programme on the effects of modern production methods on the quality of apples and tomatoes, undertaken in the context of the Community's programme of agricultural research.
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 9873 EN (1985) FS, 176 P., BFR 550, EUROFFICE, LUXEMBOURG, POB 1003
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