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Workshop to explore organic food and consumer choice

(Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2002 -- CropChoice news) -- A workshop to explore whether further research or surveys are needed to help consumers understand the differences between organic and conventionally-produced food is being held by the Food Standards Agency. The workshop will specifically address issues around nutrition and food safety. It will take place at the FSA's London headquarters on 6 November 2002.

There are limited funds available to support the travel expenses of those stakeholder representatives who might not otherwise be able to attend. The workshop is intended to be interactive, and to include a mixture of presentations and discussion.

The day will be divided into two sessions.

The first will look at methods for investigating potential differences between organic and conventionally-produced food such as nutrient levels and the implications for health.

The second session will address food safety issues, including chemical and microbiological contamination.

If you are interested in attending this workshop you should complete the attached form and return it by post or fax to:

Ms Narriman Looch
Food Standards Agency
Room 415B
Aviation House
125 Kingsway
London WC2B 6NH
Fax: 020 7276 8477