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Organic Science Conference Being Held in City

February 20, 2012 7:00 AM | News

By Brian Schultz

Winnipeg will host more than 150 organic researchers and practitioners this week for the first annual Canadian Organic Science Conference.

The conference at the University of Manitoba will run Tuesday and Wednesday, and will be the premier exposition of organic agriculture research in Canada. Participants will share new developments in organic bread, milk, fruit, vegetable and wine production while at the same time learning about social and economic impacts of a more planet-friendly food production system.

“Never before have so many Canadian scientists working on organic agriculture gathered in one place,” said conference co-chair Martin Entz, plant science, University of Manitoba. “This is an opportunity to experience the high calibre of research being conducted on organic agriculture with some of the most the innovative studies carried out by graduate students working from coast to coast.”

This event was organized as part of the Canadian Organic Science Cluster, a national initiative in strategic research in organic agriculture.