Edi Piasentier

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The present study aimed to assess the effect of information about organic production on Pecorino cheese liking and consumer willingness to pay. Mean scores of perceived liking were similar for organic cheese (OC) and conventional cheese (CC). Expected liking scores were higher for OC than for CC (P<0.001). For OC the expected liking was significantly higher(More)
The effectiveness of the analysis of stable isotope ratios ((13)C/(12)C and (15)N/(14)N) in fractions of lamb meat, measured by isotope ratio mass spectrometry, was evaluated as a method of feeding and geographical origin authentication. Analyses were carried out on meat from 12 lamb types, produced in couples in six European countries (country of origin,(More)
Thirty-two male fallow deer, half 18- and half 30-month-old, were slaughtered after a 4-month feeding trial on pasture alone or with daily supplement of 500 g (dry matter) concentrate/head (eight each 18- and 30-month-old). Neither diet nor age produced significant effects on M. longissimus thoracis et lumborum (LM) and on M. semimembranosus (SM) pH and(More)
The effect of long term dietary linseed addition on performance, carcass characteristics and meat quality of Italian Simmental (IS) and Italian Holstein (HI) young bulls was investigated. Thirty-two animals were assigned to 4 groups following a factorial design: 2 breeds - IS and IH - ×2 diets - containing whole ground linseed (5-8% of DM) and control. IS(More)
San Daniele dry-cured hams (also known as prosciutto) are produced in the Northeastern region of Italy. This high value product requires high quality fresh meat to avoid processing problems. The Sterol Regulatory Element Binding Protein-1 (SREBF1) is a transcription factor involved in the regulation of fatty acid synthesis in muscle and adipose tissues. The(More)
The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of Montbéliarde (Mb) gene frequency on fatty acid composition and sensory properties of Italian Simmental (IS) steaks (longissimus thoracis m.). Twenty-seven bulls belonging to three strains with different percentages of Mb genes: traditional (ISt), without Mb ascendants (ISt=0% Mb genes), cross-strain(More)
Conventional chicken from a fast-growing strain (CC), organic chicken from a slow-growing strain (OSG), and organic chicken from a fast-growing strain (OFG) were used to assess descriptive sensory differences between organic and conventional breasts, to verify whether differences were perceived by consumers and to evaluate the effect of information about(More)
The aim was to investigate the effect of the genetic polymorphisms of leptin (LEP) and stearoyl-CoA desaturase (SCD1) genes on the fatty acid (FA) composition of the muscle of 103 Simmental bulls. Ten single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNP) were detected in exons 2 and 3 of the LEP gene, two of them encoding non-synonymous mutations. Allelic substitution(More)
High meat quality is required for dry-cured ham production, which quality depends on meat fat quantity and composition. The aim was to study the polymorphisms of six genes involved in fat metabolism, namely, Stearoyl-CoA desaturase (SCD), Diacylglycerol acyltransferase 1 and 2 (DGAT1 &DGAT2), Microsomal triglyceride transfer protein (MTTP), Fatty acid(More)
This paper describes the responses of consumers in six European countries (Greece, Italy, Spain, France, Iceland and United Kingdom) tasting meat from twelve different local types of lambs produced in those same six countries. Animals represented 10 breeds and crossbreeds, three sexes, several diets composed of either milk, concentrates and various forages(More)