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CALL FOR PAPERS
International Conference on
AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION AND NUTRITION
Boston, Massachusetts, USA March 19-21, 1997
Tufts University School of Nutrition Science and Policy
Henry A. Wallace Institute for Alternative Agriculture
PURPOSE AND SCOPE:
Papers are invited for a conference on how the nutritional value
and safety of food is affected by the methods used to raise it.
We are especially interested in alternative production systems
that can provide more wholesome and healthful foods.
The conference is intended for researchers, agricultural
producers, consumer groups, the food processing and marketing
industry, and agencies concerned with agricultural policy.
o Effects of specific crop production techniques, such as crop
variety, pesticide applications, and amount and type of
fertilizer, on the nutritional value of foods and the
occurence of undesirable substances
o Effects of different livestock production practices on the
healthfulness of meat, milk and eggs
o Health and nutritional implications of reduced-chemical,
organic, and alternative agricultural systems
o Effects of crop production methods on storage qualities and
post-harvest changes in nutritional value
o Nutritional implications of obtaining foods from local
versus distant sources
o Relationship between the quality of the soil and the quality
of the foods produced from it
o Quality in the marketplace: Consumers' perceptions of the
quality of food produced by different methods
o Nutritional and food quality implications of other market
demands on farm products, such as processing
characteristics, appearance, or suitability for long-
o Is there a tradeoff between high production and high
quality, and if so, how might it be avoided?
o The role of government agencies in promoting agricultural
systems that produce healthful and nutritious foods.
KINDS OF PAPERS:
o Reports on new research
o Reviews of current knowledge and research needs
o Analysis of conceptual or methodological problems
o Discussions of public policy implications.
PROPOSING A PAPER:
If you are interested in presenting a paper at this conference,
please mail three copies of an abstract (in English) of 200 to
300 words, to be received by September 18, 1996 to:
School of Nutrition Science and Policy
Medford, MA 02155 (USA)
Notification of acceptance of papers will be sent by October 18.
To accommodate the maximum number of presentations, both oral and
poster sessions will be offered. Please indicate whether you are
willing to present in each of these formats.
Informal inquiries about the suitability of a topic are welcome
via e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org).
A proceedings volume will include a selection of papers of
The proceedings volume from our previous conference,
"Environmental Enhancement through Agriculture," is now
available. For contents and ordering information, send an e-mail
message to: email@example.com