AGROMonday, August 23, 2004

8:30 AM-12:05 PM Courtyard by Marriott -- Room 104, Oral
Is Organic Food Healthier Than Conventional Food?
Organizer, Presiding:Joseph D. Rosen
8:30 AM Introduction: Why have we asked the question?
8:45 AM The risks from pesticides on food: Synthetic vs. organic--can we really know?
Christine F. Chaisson
9:10 AM Are synthetic pesticide residues in food a danger to human health?
Michael F. Hare
9:35 AM Is the content of disease-reducing phytochemicals influenced by certified organic crop production practices?
Allan S. Felsot
10:00 AM Intermission
10:15 AM Is organic food more nutritious?
Ruth Kava
10:40 AM Do organic animal husbandry practices make beef and dairy products safer?
G. C. Smith, J.D. Tatum, J.N. Sofos, K.E. Belk, J.A. Scanga
11:05 AM Is organic farming better for the environment?
Alex Avery
11:30 AM Is genetically-modified food unsafe?
C. S. Prakash

Is Organic Food Healthier Than Conventional Food? -- Next Session

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The 228th ACS National Meeting, in Philadelphia, PA, August 22-26, 2004