The nutritional and toxicological value of organic vegetables: Consumer perception versus scientific evidence

  title={The nutritional and toxicological value of organic vegetables: Consumer perception versus scientific evidence},
  author={Christine Hoefkens and Wim Verbeke and Joris Aertsens and Koen Mondelaers and Johan Van Camp},
  journal={British Food Journal},
Purpose – The present study aims to explore and compare consumer perception and scientific evidence related to food quality and food safety aspects of organic versus conventional vegetables.Design/methodology/approach – Primary data on consumer perception were gathered in 2006‐2007 through a consumer survey with Flemish adults (n=529) and compared with scientific evidence from literature. Consumers of organic and conventional vegetables were selected by means of a convenience sampling procedure… 

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