Food Safety

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In a world where we are becoming more aware of climate change, experiencing a worldwide decline in wildlife and major diet related health issues, there has never been a greater demand for “agroecological farming” or “holistic farming” which works in harmony with nature. The principles of organic farming aim to achieve that.
What is the term organic? Organic can often be confusing for both the producer and the consumer. The fundamental principles of organic farming are built on the mantra healthy soils results in healthy crops, healthy livestock, healthy people and a healthy planet. Organic farming uses farm management and food production practices which combine the best environmental and climate action techniques, incorporate a high level of biodiversity and high animal welfare whilst preserving natural resources such as soil fertility and water quality. To achieve this, organic farmers and food producers must comply with a set of strict EU regulations delivering high production standards. As a result, organic produce is seen as healthier as it is virtually free from additives and does not contain any Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO). In addition, management practices allow a reduced use of fertilisers, pesticides, herbicides, and insecticides and those that are used meet strict organic criteria or are natural in composition. Animal welfare standards in organic farming are a high priority.
Consumers are becoming more aware of not only where their food comes from, but how it has been produced, creating further demands in food production. People want healthier foods, produced under high welfare standards and to high production standards, and free from as many chemicals as possible. Organic farming can meet these consumer demands, assisting to increase food safety and overall human health.

e-Module Editors
Candan Karakurt-Turkey
Dr. Bumin Emre Teke-Turkey
Dr. Bülent Bülbül-Turkey
e-Module Authors (by surname order)
Dr. Bülent Bülbül-Turkey
María de los Angeles Catalán Balmaseda-Spain
Dr. Antonio Compagnoni-Italy
Candan Karakurt-Turkey
Halil İbrahim Kınalı-Turkey
Begoña Lozano Diéguez-Spain
Alicia Martín Garcia de la Torre-Spain
Nicola Louise Noble -UK
Dr. Fatih Özdemir-Turkey
Dr. Gonzalo Palomo-Spain
Phil Stocker-UK
Mehmet Şenarslan-Turkey
Dr. Bumin Emre Teke-Turkey
Marcello Volanti-Italy