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Organic agriculture: farming practices and microbiological quality of vegetables produced in Sao Paulo, Brazil

Grant number: 16/24904-4
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): February 01, 2017
Effective date (End): January 31, 2018
Field of knowledge:Agronomical Sciences - Food Science and Technology - Food Science
Principal researcher:Daniele Fernanda Maffei
Grantee:Debora Andrade Moreira
Home Institution: Faculdade de Ciências Farmacêuticas (FCF). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Associated research grant:13/07914-8 - FoRC - Food Research Center, AP.CEPID


Over the last decades, the market and consumption of organic products has increased in consequence of the demand for healthy food and without chemical residues. However, organic farming practices such as the use of animal manure and inadequate methods of composting can increase the risk of contamination by enteric pathogenic microorganisms. Therefore, the knowledge of organic farming practices is useful to understand the production system, identify problems and propose control measures that promote the quality and safety of these products. The aim of this study is to collect information on the practices employed during the production of organic leafy vegetables and evaluate the microbiological quality of samples produced in Sao Paulo, Brazil. This project will be developed in the framework of the Food Research Center (FoR / FAPESP / CEPID 2013 / 07914-8) and enhance the postdoctoral project of Dr. Daniele Fernanda Maffei (FAPESP 2016 / 09601-5). (AU)

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(References retrieved automatically from Web of Science and SciELO through information on FAPESP grants and their corresponding numbers as mentioned in the publications by the authors)
MAFFEI, D. F.; MOREIRA, D. A.; SILVA, M. B. R.; FARIA, D. B.; SALDANA, E.; ISHIMURA, I.; LANDGRAF, M.; FRANCO, B. D. G. M.. Assessing the relationship between organic farming practices and microbiological characteristics of organic lettuce varieties (Lactuca sativa L.) grown in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Journal of Applied Microbiology, v. 127, n. 1, p. 237-247, . (16/24904-4, 17/00388-0, 16/09601-5, 13/07914-8)

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