UBC Future of Food Global Dialogue Series: Dr. Verena Seufert – Mar 29, 2017

Dr. Verena Seufert
“What is this thing called organic? How organic farming is codified in regulations”
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Liu Institute for Global Issues, Multipurpose Room, UBC Vancouver Campus

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.

UBC Future of Food Global Dialogue Series are 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.

Upcoming Talks:

Dr. Claire Kremen “Through the bees’ eyes: seeking food system sustainability,” March 30, 12:30 p.m., Aquatic Ecosystems Research Laboratory, AERL 120

Dr. Barbara Seed “What is a healthy and sustainable diet?” April 5, 1:30 p.m., Centre for Interactive Research Sustainability, Policy Lab

Dr. Gabriel Maltais-Landry “Optimizing the use of organic amendments and cover crops to maximize agronomic and environmental benefits,” April 7, 3:00 p.m., MacMillan Building, MCML 154

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, UBC Reads Sustainability, an initiative of UBC Sustainability, and the Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability, and the Biodiversity Research Centre.

To find out more, please visit the website.

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