organic production

Organically Produced Foods: Nutritive Content
Special Reference Briefs Series no. SRB 2008-02
Covers publications from 2000-2008
August 2008

This bibliography contains 283 citations for articles, conference papers, reports and book chapters published 2000 through July 2008. Cited works focus specifically on the nutrient content of organically produced foods: vitamin and mineral content, phytonutrients (phytochemicals), fatty acids and related chemical constituents. Each cited item relates directly to food produced from organic agricultural and/or handling practices.
Continued by "Organically Produced Foods: Nutritive Content," SRB 2000-03 [Publications from 1945-2000]

Compiled by: Mary V. Gold
Alternative Farming Systems Information Center, National Agricultural Library, USDA
August 2008

"This study was “conducted to learn more about the potential contributions of organic farming as a system for the production of food and fiber.” A first for the U.S., it is a general overview of the status of organic agriculture in the United States: methods, implications for environmental and food quality, economic assessment and research recommendations." (J. Potter Gates)
Prepared by
USDA Study Team on Organic Farming
United States Department of Agriculture
July 1980

Quick Bibliography Series: QB 93-01. Updates QB 90-57. Compiled by Jayne T. MacLean, Alternative Farming Systems Information Center, National Agricultural Library. October 1992. 273 citations in English from AGRICOLA in this bibliography were entered in the AGRICOLA database between January 1985 - August 1992. NAL Call no. aZ5071.N3 no.93-01.

Selected U.S. and international statistical resources about organic agriculture include USDA census data, reports and publications.

Compiled by Mary V. Gold
Alternative Farming Systems Information Center
National Agricultural Library
Agricultural Research Service
U.S. Department of Agriculture
December 2006