Measuring food quality: concepts, methods and challenges
International Training and Exchange workshop
12-14 February 2007, Driebergen, NL
One of the reasons for consumers to buy organic foods is the idea that organic foods have a higher quality. This quality is defined differently by different consumers and is defined for instance as less pesticides, more healthy or more tasteful. Also within the organic community no clear and widely accepted norm for good quality is available at the moment.
In this workshop we will give attention to different aspects of food quality. A concept of good quality, how different quality aspects can be measured, but also the gaps in our knowledge and the challenges that we face in achieving a guaranteed high quality of organic food produce will be discussed.
The aim of the two-day workshop is to get familiar with the concept of food quality both by theoretical knowledge transfer and training of skills.
Participants will be PhD students and junior scientists/post-doctoral researchers. There is a maximum of 40 participants.
A preliminary programme has been set up.
Location & booking
The workshop will be held in the Netherlands at the Louis Bolk Instituut. Participants should book their own accommodation. Addresses and booking information can be found at this page.
Cost and registration
Information on cost for participation and conditions for payment are available at this page. A limited number of bursaries will be available for scientists without sufficient funding.
Registration will be complete when the Louis Bolk Institute have received the registration form found at the bottom of the page.
Deadline for bursary application: 15th of December 2006
Deadline for registration: 15th of January 2007
All questions can be directed to Lucy van de Vijver, Louis Bolk Instituut.
Tel: +31 343 523 860