COABC Apple Panel

During Organic week this year, COABC co-sponsored an Apple panel at the Organic Okanagan Festival held at Summerhill Pyramid Winery in Kelowna.  The panel included orchardists, both organic and conventional, and a GMO expert. They discussed the repercussions of the potential introduction of the GMO "Arctic Apple".   

Thanks to event organizers we are able to share the panel in this 5 part video series.

Click on thumbnail below to watch video.

Love the Apple No GMO Panel Discussion Part 1 Love the Apple No GMO Panel Discussion Part 2 Love the Apple No GMO Panel Discussion Part 3 Love the Apple No GMO Panel Discussion Part 4 Love the Apple No GMO Panel Discussion Part 5

 

Organic Science Cluster Videos now online

Below are the links to the films about the Organic Science Conference held in Winnipeg. Some BC researchers and stakeholders were participating in the conference and the research issues are of great interest for the whole organic community.

Film 1 - Impact of Research on Organic Agriculture 

Featuring: Andy Hammermeister, Director, Organic Agriculture Center of Canada; Loïc Dewavrin, organic producer;  Louise Nelson,  Associate Dean of Research, University of British Columbia – Okanagan; Céline Boutin, Research Scientist, Environment Canada; Valérie Gravel, Researcher, Laval University; Caroline Halde, Ph.D, Student, University of Manitoba; Cinthya Leyva Mancilla, Student, McGill University; Ted Zettel, President, Organic Federation of Canada;  Martin Entz, Professor, University of Manitoba.

Film 2 - Organic Researchers in Canada and the United States

Featuring: Kathleen Delate, Professor, Iowa State University; Frank Kutka, North Dakota State University; Stephen Fox, Wheat Breeder, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC); Nicolas Tremblay, AAFC Researcher; Sukhdev Mahli, Soil Scientist, AAFC;  Eric Gallandt, Weed Ecologist, University of Maine;  Janine Gibson, Canadian Organic Inspector

Film 3 - Organic Knowledge for the Future

Featuring : Ralph Martin, Founder of OACC;  Chantal Hamel, Researcher, AAFC;  Martin Entz, Professor, University of Manitoba;  Derek Lynch, Canada Research Chair in Organic Agriculture;  Thorsten Haase, Scientist, University of Kassel, Germany

Film 4 - Organic Farmers and Researchers Sharing Knowledge

Featuring : Andy Hammermeister, Director, Organic Agriculture Center of Canada;  Kathleen Delate, Professor, Iowa State University, Sukhdev Mahli, Soil Scientist, AAFC;  Linda Edwards, Organic Producer, BC;  Martin Entz, Professor, University of Manitoba;  Martin Meinert, Saskatchewan Organic Farmer; Joanne Thiessen Martens, Research Team, University of Manitoba; Dan DeRuyck, Manitoba Organic Producer; Marvin J. Dyck, Manitoba Organic Producer; Derek Lynch, Canada Research Chair in Organic Agriculture; Frank Kutka, North Dakota State University; Stephen Fox, Researcher, AAFC; Thorston Haase, Senior Scientist, University of Kassel; Jean Duval, Agronomist, Eric Gallandt, Weed Ecologist, University of Maine.