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July 1995

National new crops symposium to be held Oct. 22 25

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- The third National New Crops Symposium will be held Oct. 22 25 in Indianapolis.

According to Jules Janick, co-director of Purdue's Center for New Crops and Plant Products, which is organizing the event, the conference will look at broad issues, such as the need for new crops to solve global problems, and the latest information on specific crops.

An Oct. 24 banquet will be prepared entirely from new crops, including ostrich, quinoa, buckwheat, kiwi fruit, Indiana duck, pearl millet, tempeh (a soy-based food similar to tofu) and new varieties of mushrooms.

Symposium sessions will include:

Sources: Jules Janick, (765) 494-1329; home, (765) 463-5411; Internet, jjanick@hort.purdue.edu
Jim Simon, (765) 494-1328; Internet, jim_simon@hort.purude.edu

Writer: Steve Tally, (765) 494-9809; home, (765) 463-4355; Internet, tally@ecn.purdue.edu

NOTE TO JOURNALISTS: Journalists are invited to attend the National New Crops Symposium and the banquet featuring new foods. The organizers ask that journalists planning to attend the banquet register before the symposium. For more information or a conference schedule, contact Steve Tally, (765) 494-9809.

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