Learn Current Organics Research

By on December 30, 2017

Over 40 different workshops will be held at this year’s Guelph Organic Conference & Trade Show 2018. Join Kate McMurray and guest speakers Jocelyn Pitcher and Telesphore Marie for a free lecture on the latest organics research.

We need proof. And we have it! For the last 60 years the organic sector has worked hard to promote an alternative to the chemical and conventional agricultural system. In spite of it being the way we grew food for centuries, there was very little research and science to prove its advantages.

Two in three Canadians (66%) are spending at least some of their weekly grocery budget on organic items, up a staggering 10 points from 56% in 2016, according to a September 2017 report from the Canada Organic Trade Association.

“Information these days is delivered and digested in quick takeaways and bullet points,” says presenter Kate McMurray, Outreach Coordinator at The Big Carrot in Toronto. “It’s important to open up the conversation with consumers beyond how does organics impact ‘me’ to the value of the broader organic system that is providing positive economic, social, nutritional and environmental impact.”

This workshop will summarize and explain some of the most recent and relevant research on organics including the areas of nutrition, economics, social and environmental impact. This is a free workshop so there is no need to register – just check in the registration room to confirm the location then pop by. Kate McMurray, Outreach Coordinator at The Big Carrot will be joined by speakers:

Jocelyn Pitcher, M.Sc. Candidate Department of Plant Agriculture, University of Guelph
Jocelyn is currently researching cover crop mixtures on a low input farm.

Telesphore Marie, M.Sc. Candidate Department of Plant Agriculture, University of Guelph
Telosphore Marie is currently researching the stress physiology of the greenhouse tomato.

If you plan on attending one of the other 40+ workshops the conference offers be sure to register. Visit www.guelphorganicconf.ca

Kate McMurray, CNP is a holistic nutritionist and girl on a mission to get you back in the kitchen! She believes a clean pantry, a little culinary flare, and a healthy attitude can go a long way. Kate encourages people to invest in their health and happiness by getting excited about quality food. Kate provides realistic and personalized solutions to meet your dietary needs, instill culinary confidence and please your taste buds. She consults privately and at The Big Carrot and does workshops, lectures and cooking classes throughout the city. Visit: www.katemcmurraynutrition.com

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