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January 13, 1999

Scientist to speak on industrial sustainability as part of Winegard lecture series

Renowned food scientist Owen Fennema will give a public lecture "Industrial Sustainability - is this crucial goal attainable?" at the Arboretum at the University of Guelph Jan. 25 at 4 p.m.

Fennema's lecture is part of a W.C. Winegard Alumni Visiting Professorship program that is being held within the Ontario Agricultural College this year.
A professor emeritus in the Department of Food Science at the University of Wisconsin, Fennema is a member of the Food Advisory Committee to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and has served on numerous state, national and international committees. He is an expert on low temperature preservation of food and biological matter, with emphasis on characteristics of water and ice, the development and characteristics of edible films and coatings, and reaction kinetics.

His lecture will address the roles of corporations, governments, international agencies and the public in industrial sustainability and will suggest a course of action.
Fennema holds an honourary degree from Wageningen Agricultural University and many awards from the Institute of Food Technologists. He has lectured in more than 30 countries.

This year's Winegard Professorship program will feature a series of lectures in OAC departments and the satellite colleges at Kemptville, Ridgetown and Alfred. The W.C. Alumni Winegard Professorship was established in 1975 by the Alma Mater Fund Advisory Council to allow the University to bring in distinguished professors from around the world to enhance academic programs. The annual program is designated to a different college each year.

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