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International organic food expo to kick off in Goesan

According to Yonhap News,

(GOESAN=Yonhap News) An international organic food expo is set to take place in South Korea's central agricultural town of Goesan next month to promote sustainable agriculture and ecological life, organizers said Thursday.


The 2015 Goesan International Organic Expo will kick off on Sept. 18 in the mountainous town in North Chungcheong Province, for a 24-day run under the theme "Organic Life, Science Meets the Public," they said.

The event will be the first of its kind to gather together the world's top two organic food bodies, the International Society of Organic Agriculture Research (ISOFAR) and the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements.

The organizing committee is pushing to invite more than 250 local and foreign firms to join the fair with the goal of luring in 660,000 visitors, including 40,000 foreigners.

As part of the expo, a symposium discussing the challenges and future of the world's organic industry will be held from Sept. 20 to 22.

In the event, supervised by ISOFAR and the Chungbuk Organic Agriculture Research Center, 29 experts from 18 countries will discuss topics on global food production, ethical dilemmas in agriculture, the quality of food and health.

"Organic food is a solution to the challenges the Earth faces, including the depletion of resources and the gap between the poor and the rich," organizers said.

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Source: Yonhap News (Aug. 13, 2015)