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  1. One ecosystem, one food system: the social and ecological context of food safety strategies

    Contributor(s):: Waltner-Toews, D.

    Eating is the most intimate relationship people can have with their environment. As people have migrated, in very large numbers, from various parts of the globe, as well as from the countryside to the city, they have brought to their new homes not only their intimate familial relationships, but...

  2. The livestock revolution, food safety, and small-scale farmers: why they matter to us all. (Special issue: Farm animal diseases in context)

    Contributor(s):: Hall, D. C., Ehui, S., Delgado, C.

    Global consumption, production, and trade of livestock products have increased rapidly in the last two decades and are expected to continue. At the same time, safety concerns regarding human and animal disease associated with livestock products are increasing. Efforts to increase public health...

  3. Belgian consumers' attitude towards surgical castration and immunocastration of piglets

    Contributor(s):: Vanhonacker, F., Verbeke, W., Tuyttens, F. A. M.

    In the vast majority of European countries, piglets are surgically castrated in order to eliminate the risk of boar taint, an odour or flavour that can be present when pork from entire males is cooked. However, surgical castration is the subject of much debate and criticism as a result of its...

  4. Measuring and monitoring animal welfare: transparency in the food product quality chain

    Contributor(s):: Blokhuis, H. J., Jones, R. B., Geers, R., Miele, M., Veissier, I.

    Animal welfare is of increasing significance for European consumers and citizens. Previously, agricultural production focused mainly on supply, price and competition but consumers now expect their food to be produced and processed with greater respect for the welfare of the animals. Food quality...