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Safe organic vegetables and vegetable products by reducing risk factors and sources of fungal contaminants throughout the production chain: the carrot - alternaria model

Objective

European agriculture is confronted with a growing demand of consumers for organic vegetables. However, undesirable components such as mycotoxins, fungal poisons which can produce toxic syndromes in humans and animals, pose a challenge to the safety of organic vegetable products. The overall objective of this proposal is to develop strategies to ensure a safe organic food supply by developing detection . methods, anticipating mycotoxin risks, tracing the sources of contaminants in the food production chain, and eliminating the risk factors. The research will be done with the model carrot-Alternaria, the latter fungus being a known producer of harmful myctoxins. This will result in safe organic carrots and processed products, thereby contributing to consumers health and supporting organic farming systems.

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PLANT RESEARCH INTERNATIONAL B.V.
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Droevendaalsesteeg 1
Wageningen
Netherlands

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AUGUST CIESZKOWSKI AGRICULTURAL UNIVERSITY IN POZNAN
Poland
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Ul. Wojska Polskiego 28
60 637 Poznan

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DAEHNFELDT A/S
Denmark
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Faaborgvej 248B
5100 Odense

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NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL OF ITALY
Italy
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Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma

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RIJK ZWAAN ZAADTEELT EN ZAADHANDEL B.V .
Netherlands
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Burg. Crezeelaan 40
2678 ZG De Lier

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THE ROYAL VETERINARY AND AGRICULTURAL UNIVERSITY
Denmark
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13,Buelowsvej 17
1870 Frederisksberg

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VILMORIN S.A.
France
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Rue Du Manoir
49250 La Menitre

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