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"Food Fight at the Forks-U of M Edition" to Highlight "Discover Agriculture in the City" Weekend
Crystal Jorgenson - University of Manitoba

University News for March 16, 2012

"The Food Fight at the Forks-U of M Edition" will be among the highlights of this years "Discover Agriculture in the City" weekend underway this weekend at the Forks market in Winnipeg.

Discover Agriculture in the City, hosted by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada in partnership with Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives, the University of Manitoba and several agricultural commodity groups is underway today, tomorrow and Sunday at the Forks and offers the public a chance to explore the world of agriculture.

Crystal Jorgenson , the Communications Specialist with the Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences notes the Food Fight at the Forks-U of M Edition, scheduled for today at noon, is into its third year and brings together students from the Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences' Department of Food Science and the Faculty of Human Ecology's Department of Human Nutritional Sciences.

Clip-Crystal Jorgenson-University of Manitoba:
Those students participate in a food product development course at the University and a few years ago thought it would be interesting to have them come down to the Forks and sort of show off the new food products that they've been developing in sort of a competition style.

This year we have ten teams, which is a record number of teams for us, coming down.

These are groups of students that will be bringing a food product with then that they've developed from the drawing board right into the test kitchen and they'll be bringing a sample of their product as well to present to a panel of Judges.

The students get some really excellent feedback from these judges.

The judges certainly enjoy the competition and at the end of the day, though a point system, they will select a winning product and we announce the winning team and then all of the teams will receive a participation prize.

It's just great fun and you get to see some of the really innovative new food products that are being imagined and might very well end up on store shelves some day.

For more information on the "Discover Agriculture in the City" Weekend visit

For UniversityNews.Org, I'm Bruce Cochrane.

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