Seminar Programme

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Seminar presentations will be available in the Materials of Finnish Organic Research Institute

Seminar programme (pdf)
Seminar workshops on Friday the 7th

Arrival Day : Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Arrival at Hotel Cumulus or at Kyyhkylä Manor

  • 14:45 Departure for an excursion and dinner from Kyyhkylä Manor by bus via Hotel Cumulus
  • 15:00 Departure for an excursion and dinner from Hotel Cumulus by bus
  • 15:00–18:30 Excursion to local dairy farm MuuMaa and dinner at Tertti Manor (Duration of an excursion is appr. 4 hours)
  • 18.30 Departure from Tertti Manor back to Hotel Cumulus and Kyyhkylä Manor
  • 19:00 Return to Hotel Cumulus and Kyyhkylä Manor

 

DAY 1: Thursday, November 6, 2014

Seminar venue: Kyyhkylä Manor, Rustholli building

  • 08:15 Transportation from Hotel Cumulus to Kyyhkylä Manor
  • 08:30–9:00 Registration, coffee and refreshments
  • 09:00–9:15 Opening speech: Professor, Director Pirjo Siiskonen, Finnish Organic Research Institute
  • 09:15–10:00 Professor, Docent Raija Tahvonen, MTT Agrifood Research Finland: Higher antioxidant and lower cadmium concentrations and lower incidence of pesticide residues in organically grown crops: a systematic literature review and meta-analyses

Discussion

  • 10:15–11:00 Emeritus Research Director at INSERM, Doctor Denis Lairon, INSERM/INRA, Marseille: Organic foods : quality, consumption patterns of French adults and health indexes
  • 11:00–11.30 Discussion and refreshments

Theme: Quality and origin of organic food – Chair: Adjunct Professor Carina Tikkanen–Kaukanen

  • 11:30–12:15 Professor Ernesto Guzman, University of Guelph, Canada: Entomopathogenic fungi and natural compounds as potential bio-control agents in honey production

Discussion

  • 12:30–13:15 Senior Scientist, Doctor Felice Simeone, Wageningen University and Research Centre: Determination authenticity of organic food products

Discussion

  • 13:30–14:30 Lunch at Kyyhkylä Manor

Theme: Health Reputation of Organic Food – Chair: Principal Research Scientist Helena Kahiluoto

  • 14:30–15:15 Doctor Minna Mikkola, Research Director of Social Sciences, Finnish Organic Research Institute: Organic food and consumers’ expanding notion of health

Discussion

  • 15:30–16:30 Poster Exhibition

Discussion, coffee and refreshments

  • 16:30–17:00 Doctor Michael Walkenhorst, FiBL, Switzerland: Domestic animals and infectious diseases in organic farming – the need for alternatives to antibiotics?

Discussion

  • 17:15 Ending of the day
  • 17:15 Transportation to Hotel Cumulus
  • 19:30 Transportation from Hotel Cumulus to Kyyhkylä Manor for dinner
  • 20:00–23:00 Dinner at Kyyhkylä Manor. Dinner speech: Professor, Director Pirjo Siiskonen, Finnish Organic Research Institute
  • 23:00 Transportation to Hotel Cumulus

 

DAY 2: Friday, November 7, 2014

Seminar venue: Kyyhkylä Manor, Rustholli building

  • 08:30 Transportation from Hotel Cumulus to Kyyhkylä Manor

Theme: Organic Food and Society – Chair: Doctor Sinikka Mynttinen

  • 9:00–10:30 Workshops on the seminar themes: A) Organic Primary Production, environment and product quality, and B) Organic Products and society, workshop timetables and titles
  • 10:30–11:00 Coffee and refreshments
  • 11:00–11:30 Professor, Dr. habil. Gerold Rahmann, Director of the Thünen-Institute of Organic Farming, Germany, Board member of ISOFAR and TIPI (IFOAM): The need of concerted research actions for organic farming in the world. The recent strategy plans of ISOFAR and IFOAM and what can we learn from national action/research plans

Discussion

  • 11:45–12:15 Senior Research Scientist Helena Kahiluoto, MTT Agrifood Finland, Global food crisis and future scenarios on organic food consumption

Discussion

  • 12:30–12:45 Closing of the seminar
  • 12:45–13:45 Lunch
  • 13.45 Transportation from Kyyhkylä Manor to Mikkeli town center/railway/bus station

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