The main objective of the project AgroPOP consists in improving the food quality, regarding the contamination by PCB. To achieve this objective, the following goals are targeted:
(i) investigate the contamination by PCB of beef and veal meat, cow milk and dairy products, as well as the feed (grass and feed) and the surrounding environment (air, atmospheric deposition, and soil) in selected Swiss farms;
(ii) identify the most important entry pathways of PCB into Swiss farming products;
(iii) understand qualitatively and quantitatively the accumulation process of PCB in cattle;
(iv) derive recommendations for best agricultural practices leading to a reduction of the contamination of meat, milk and farming products by PCB;
(v) contribute to an added value and conservation of the good reputation of Swiss farming products, especially from proper housing farms.