Endrocine Disruptors: What are they and why should you be worried about them?
There is no question that chemical pesticides are poisons: Their specific function is to destroy insects, mites, bacteria, viruses and fungi, but their targets are also weeds, in other words any unwanted plants growing in a field alongside whatever the farmer has planted. The question is, when used on plants destined for human consumption, do they end up in our bodies? To what extent? And how do they interact with the human organism?
Mobile technology is changing the lives of farmers in Uganda
The Slow Food network in Uganda has been working to apply new technologies designed for farmers, in collaboration with Agricultural Innovation Systems Brokerage (AGINSBA). AGINSBA enables farmers to exchange information with extension officers in their local languages through m-Omulimisa, a web-based platform that works with mobile text messaging.
World Disco Soup Day
This year the Slow Food Youth Network has decided to organize the first Global Disco Soup Day. While in some parts of the world people suffer from hunger, one third of the food intended for human consumption is being thrown away – that’s 1.3 billion of tons of food in the bin every year. It’s clear we have a huge challenge ahead of us. Time for action!
We are inviting everyone from the Slow Food Youth Network and beyond to start their own Disco Soup event on April 29th 2017. Join us and fill bellies instead of bins!