March 29, 2017: What is this thing called organic? How organic farming is codified in regulations
Speaker: Dr. Verena Seufert

Wednesday, March 29, 2017
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Liu Institute for Global Issues, Multipurpose Room, UBC Vancouver Campus

You are invited to the UBC Future of Food Global Dialogue Series: a campus-wide initiative bringing together food security and sustainability experts from across UBC and North America to engage audiences with the Global Food System.

Organic farming is one of the fastest growing sectors of world agriculture. Although it represents only one per cent of world agricultural area, organic is one of the most recognized food labels and most people in developed countries consume some amount of organic food today. For this talk Dr. Verena Seufert, a Post Doctoral Fellow in UBC’s Land Use and Global Environment Lab, will expand on her research examining different organic regulations from across the world to understand how they have codified the large diversity of ideas inherent in organic agriculture.

The Future of Food Global Dialogue Series talks are free, with no RSVP required.

The UBC Future of Food Global Dialogue Series is jointly convened by the Centre for Sustainable Food Systems at UBC Farm, the Liu Institute for Global Issues, and UBC Reads Sustainability, an initiative of UBC Sustainability.

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