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Asia's first Organic World Congress opens in S. Korea

09-28-2011 14:34 BJT

SEOUL, Sept. 28 (Xinhua) -- The International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM) Organic World Congress kicked off on Wednesday in the city of Namyangju, just east of Seoul, serving as Asia's first gathering of world organic producers.

The Organic World Congress is a symposium that moves from continent to continent every three years, featuring various programs including themed conferences, organic food fairs, and IFOAM general meetings.

The 17th edition of the Organic World Congress, entitled Organic is Life, marks the first time that the symposium is being held in Asia.

The symposium, which runs from Sept. 28 to Oct. 2, will be attended by about 1,300 scholars from some 80 countries and is expected to draw about 200,000 visitors from the public.

On the sidelines of the symposium, the city will also host other events such as the G-Food Show and Organic Fair.

On display will be fresh organic produce, organic processed foods, organic makeup, organic fabrics, organic toys, and other goods from all over the world.

Editor:Wang Xiaomei |Source: Xinhua

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