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Abstract

In 1979 the Standing Committee on Agricultural Research (SCAR) of the Commission of the European Communities decided that the effect of modern agricultural methods on the quality of agricultural products (as used by the consumers) should be investigated and, where relevant, compared to the quality of the products of previous times and pratices. The quality of poultry meat was selected for investigation. The project was to be part of the Agro-Food Programme Committee's work, and a coordinating Working Group was set up. A call for offer was circulated; research institutes in Member Countries selected for contracts carried out specific pieces of research in areas where information seemed to be lacking. The names of all participants are listed. When the research work sponsored by the Commission was completed, Mr. Michael Ranken (UK) summarized the results of the joint studies. It is also attempted in this report to give a fairly extensive review of the information available on the issue whether poultry as it is produced today by intensive + and technically very efficient + production methods, is of inferior + or superior + quality for the consumer. An attempt to answer this question is made.

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Authors: JUL M THE ROYAL VETERINARY AND AGRICULTURAL UNIVERSITY FREDERIKSBERG (DENMARK) RANKEN M MICHAEL RANKEN SERVICES, EPSOM, SURREY (UK) , THE ROYAL VETERINARY AND AGRICULTURAL UNIVERSITY FREDERIKSBERG (DENMARK);MICHAEL RANKEN SERVICES, EPSOM, SURREY (UK)
Bibliographic Reference: WRITE TO CEC, BRUXELLES (BELGIUM), D.G. VI, 108 P., 1986, FREE OF CHARGE
Record Number: 1989125000200 / Last updated on: 1987-01-01
Category: PUBLICATION
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