Scientific Seminar on Organic Food 2014


Scientific Seminar on Organic Food 2014 – Book of Abstracts

Seminar presentations can be found under the themes of the seminar:

Current Trends of Organic Food Research

  • Higher antioxidant and lower cadmium concentrations and lower incidence of pesticide residues in organically grown crops: a systematic literature review and meta-analyses, Professor, Docent Raija Tahvonen, MTT Agrifood Research Finland, presentation
  • Organic foods : quality, consumption patterns of French adults and health indexes, Emeritus Research Director at INSERM, Doctor Denis Lairon, INSERM/INRA, Marseille, presentation

Quality and Origin of Organic Food

  • Entomopathogenic fungi and natural compounds as potential bio-control agents in honey production, Professor Ernesto Guzman, University of Guelph, Canada
  • Determination authenticity of organic food products, Senior Scientist, Doctor Felice Simeone, Wageningen University and Research Centre, presentation

Health Reputation of Organic Food

  • Organic food and consumers’ expanding notion of health, Doctor Minna Mikkola, Research Director of Social Sciences, University of Helsinki, Finnish Organic Research Institute, presentation
  • Domestic animals and infectious diseases in organic farming – the need for alternatives to antibiotics? by Doctor Michael Walkenhorst, FiBL, Switzerland, presentation

Organic Food and Society

  • The need of concerted research actions for organic farming in the world. The recent strategy plans of ISOFAR and IFOAM and what can we learn from national action/research plans by Professor, Dr. habil. Gerold Rahmann, Director of the Thünen-Institute of Organic Farming, Germany, Board member of ISOFAR and TIPI (IFOAM), presentation

Organic Primary Production, environment and product quality

  • Cereals with shorter straw are better, also in organic farming, Kaija Hakala, MTT Agrifood Research Finland
  • Prospects of development of organic production in Russia, Vladislav Minin, North-West Research Institute of Agricultural Engineering & Electrification
  • Antibacterial activity of organic honey against food pathogenic Clostridium perfringens, Carina Tikkanen-Kaukanen, University of Helsinki, Ruralia Institute/Finnish Organic Research Institute

Organic Products and society

  • The Finnish organic food chain – an activity theory approach, Jaakko Nuutila, MTT Agrifood Research Finland/Finnish Organic Research Institute, presentation
  • Signaling status through favoring organic foods, Petteri Puska, University of Vaasa (Main Green project), Finland, presentation
  • Organic food health perception and communication at a crossroad?, Jessica Aschemann-Witzel, Aarhus University, Denmark, presentation
  • Quality differentiation, volume and economic performance of organic food value chains: Preliminary results from a cross country analysis, Helmi Risku-Norja, MTT Agrifood Research Finland, presentation
  • SOLID project promotes organic and low input dairying in Europe, Kaisa Kuoppala, MTT Agrifood Research Finland, presentation, presentation
  • Identifying future challenges of the organic milk supply chain in Europe, Terhi Latvala, MTT Agrifood Research Finland, presentation
  • From science to practice: best practice models as source of information and ideas – a case study among researchers and stakeholders, Anne Hytönen, University of Helsinki, Ruralia Institute, Finland, presentation
  • Organic NWFP and the Novel Food Regulation, Susanna Keskinarkaus, University of Helsinki, Ruralia Institute, Finland, presentation