Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

November 08, 2007 12:15 ET

Media Advisory: Agriculture and Astronauts, a Match Made in Space

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 8, 2007) - What does an astronaut have in common with agriculture? Find out on November 9 when Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) welcomes Dr. Robert Thirsk, a Canadian Space Agency (CSA) astronaut, to the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair in Toronto.

10:30 a.m. - Dr. Thirsk and Dr. Ted Farnworth, the research scientist from
AAFC who developed the Canasnack specifically for the space
program in collaboration with CSA, will be available to answer
questions on this nutritious snack. Samples will be available
for tasting. This event will be held at the AAFC exhibit at
the Canada Pavilion in the Main Exhibit Hall.

12:30 p.m. - Dr. Thirsk will welcome 1,000 students to a one-hour
Tomatosphere Program presentation in the IAMS Super Dog
pavilion in Hall B. Tomatosphere is a national education and
outreach program that complements curriculum-based studies in
space, agriculture, food and environmental sciences and is
supported by AAFC and its partners.

LOCATION: Royal Agricultural Winter Fair
100 Princess Boulevard
Toronto, Ontario

Contact Information

  • Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
    Ottawa, Ontario
    Media Relations
    AAFC Ontario
    Margaret Boyd
    Senior Regional Communications Advisor
    Cell: 519-831-3550
    Royal Agricultural Winter Fair
    Mansfield Communications
    Pereina Choudhury