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Organic Grain Production and Food Processing


The production of grain meeting the regulations associated with organic agricultural production is an alternative to the increased use of synthetic fertilizers and pesticides. It needs to be able to achieve the highest yields and best quality possible. Certification bodies are constantly improving the norms supporting regulation. Although in continuous growth since the 1990s, the market for organic grains remains limited compared with that for grains produced under conventional agriculture. Many consumers prefer buying organic grain because they consider it to be of higher quality compared to nonorganic grain. Although this is not substantiated by clear evidence, many believe that organic grains are safer, healthier, and more nutritious than grains grown under conventional agriculture. However, the main reason for the production of organic grain remains the protection of the environment, an aspect often forgotten in buying habits.


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Pierre Gélinas, Christophe David. Organic Grain Production and Food Processing. Encyclopedia of Food Grains (2nd ed.), Vol. 4, Elsevier, pp.154-161, 2016, ⟨10.1016/B978-0-12-394437-5.00195-9⟩. ⟨hal-03673010⟩
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