The Fall armyworm, so called because it migrates into North America from warmer climes in the autumn (fall), is causing major damage to crops in Africa, and could spread to Europe and Asia. According to a report by the Centre for Agriculture and Biosciences International (CABI), it may become a “major threat to agricultural trade worldwide”.
The writer Pedrag Matvejević died yesterday in Zagreb, Croatia, aged 84. He lived for many years in Italy, where he had been professor of Slavic Studies at the University of Sapienza in Rome. Slow Food had the honor and pleasure of hosting Pedrag in an early edition of Salone del Gusto, and published some of his articles in our Italian-language membership magazine.
Terra Madre Day 2016, held on December 10, saw the participation of thousands of people from countries all around the world coming together to celebrate good, clean and fair food, biodiversity and a new gastronomy that respects the consumer, the producer and the planet. Slow Food Jakarta in Indonesia hosted a “Feast in the Forest” …
The Sioux have won. On Sunday December the United States Army Corps of Engineers announced they would not give permission to Dakota Access to complete construction of an oil pipeline that would have passed underneath the Missouri River and Lake Oahe, threatening the Standing Rock Indian Reservation’s only water supply. Alternate routes will now be explored.