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News Release

November 10, 1998

U of G hosts video food technology conference

Food safety, one of Canadian consumers' biggest concerns, will be addressed by University of Guelph scientists at an unique video conference November 12 from 7 to 10 p.m.

Sponsored by the Ontario Institute of Agrologists, "Current issues in food technology, facts, fallacies and the future" will discuss biotechnology, functional foods and consumer concerns in food science related to food safety.

The video conference allows participants to attend the conference in four different locations, while watching the same presenters and exchanging information and ideas. The live video conference will be shown simultaneously at the University of Guelph, Kemptville College, Ridgetown College, and Niagara College.

U of G seminar presenters include Marc LeMaguer, Director of the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs/U of G Food Research Programs; Plant Agriculture Prof. Douglas Powell, Director of the Science and Society Project; Food Science Profs. Heidi Schraft and Rickey Yada, and Arlene Yee, manager, Guelph Centre for Functional Foods.

"This conference will help agrologists stay up-to-date on information from various sectors of the agriculture and agri-food profession, and provide an opportunity for professional development and continuing education," said Prof. Mark Waldron, a member of the OIA's professional development committee, which organized the conference.

The video conference is the third in a series of seminars. For more information or to register, contact the Ontario Institute of Agrologists at (519) 826-4226.

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