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Terra Madre meets the Salone del Gusto


Italy - 01 Oct 08

Salone del Gusto and Terra Madre combine for the first time as a single event to take you on a return journey to the roots of food. From the north to the south of the planet, from production to consumption, from the farmer to the gastronome and the co-producer. The Terra Madre lectures, from October 24 to 27 in the Sala CittaSlow and Sala Gialla at the Lingotto Fiere exhibition center, will provide an opportunity for Salone del Gusto visitors and food communities to meet and discuss the latest issues in the food and farming world, and to explore the role of food as an economic, environmental, social and cultural resource. Food security, climate change, local economy, seeds and biopiracy are just some of the issues that will be discussed by internationally renowned figures from the worlds of culture, politics, science, agriculture and catering. Some of the lectures will focus specifically on the theme of biodiversity with the presentation of projects developed in Italy and abroad by the Slow Food Foundation for Biodiversity. Subject to availability of seats, admission to the lectures is free for visitors to the Salone del Gusto. For more information and bookings, visit www.terramadre.org. Friday 24 October 2008 The New Slow Food Presidia Project in Italy Born in late 1998 and presented for the first time at the Salone del Gusto of 2000, Slow Food Presidia are one of the most significant projects created in recent years to defend Italian agricultural and food biodiversity. There are now more than a hundred projects in the international Slow Food PresidiaÒ network, and in Italy a new phase of the project is starting. This new phase consolidates the alliance between producers and Slow Food, defines ambitious new objectives to secure “good, clean and fair” food and, for the first time, proposes a label to clearly identify products fully complying with the project’s commitments. 12:00 noon – Sala Cittaslow Moderator: Raffaella Ponzio, Italian Slow Food Presidia Program Director Speakers: Roberto Burdese, Coordinator of the GMO-Free Italy-Europe Coalition and President of Slow Food Italy Federico Santamaria, food producer Responsible for Ligurian Slow Food Presidia Marilù Monte, food producer Responsible for Slow Food Presidium White Plums of Monreale Massimo Spigaroli, food producer Responsible for Culatello di Zibello Slow Food Presidium Piero Sardo, President of the Slow Food Foundation for Biodiversity With special contributions from: Vincenzo Tassinari, President of Coop Italia distribution Alberto Ghiraldi, Administrator of Nomos s.r.l. refridgeration Gianpiero Zannier, Marketing Director of Reale Mutua insurance The Future of the Climate and Food Following the Manifesto on the Future of Food, of 2003, and the Manifesto on the Future of Seeds, of 2006, the International Commission on the Future of Food and Agriculture, created by the Tuscany Regional Authority and presided by Vandana Shiva, now presents the Manifesto on Climate Change and the Future of Food Security. This essential document sums up the main problems and offers potential solutions to turn the tides. 12:00 noon - Sala Gialla Moderator: Berward Geier, Member of the International Commission for the Future of Food and Agriculture and Director of consulting firm Colabora, Germany Speakers: Claudio Martini, President of the Tuscany Regional Authority Vandana Shiva, Activist, Scientist, Vice president of Slow Food and President of the International Commission on the Future of Food and Agriculture Carlo Petrini, President of Slow Food It Can Be Done Without GMOs What are GMOs for? Their supporters (and owners) say they can solve many problems for farmers, helping them to reduce their use of pesticides and increase their yields, and for the planet as a whole, insofar as they will help solve famine worldwide. People involved with sustainable agriculture, from producers to researchers, explain how they addressed and solved these problems without resorting to GMOs. Event organized by the GMO-Free Italy-Europe Coalition*. 3:00 pm – Sala Gialla Moderator: Roberto Burdese, Coordinator of the GMO-Free Italy-Europe Coalition and President of Slow Food Italy Speakers: Marcello Buiatti, Professor of Genetics, University of Florence and President of Fondazione Toscana Sostenibile, foundation for a sustainable Tuscany Raúl Hernández Garciadiego, President of Alternativas y Procesos de Partecipación Social A.C. and President of the Central de Servicios para el Desarrollo de Tehuacán development center, Mexico Manuela Giovannetti, Director of the Faculty of Agriculture, University of Pisa Claudia Sorlini, Director of the Faculty of Agriculture, University of Milan Samuel Karanja Muhunyu, Agronomist, Coordinator of the Network for Ecofarming in Africa (NECOFA) and Coordinator for Slow Food Kenya Joseph Stockinger, Vice president of the European GMO-Free Regions Network and Regional Minister of the Department of Agriculture of the Upper Austria Regional Authority, Austria Marie-Hélène Aubert, Member of the European Parliament, European Green Party, France *The GMO-Free Italy-Europe Coalition is a vast alliance formed by the following major associations representing farmers, commerce, new distribution, artisans, small and medium businesses, consumers, environment, science, culture, international cooperation, and local authorities: ACLI, ADICONSUM, ADOC, ADUSBEF, AGCI AGRITAL, AIAB, ALPA, ASSOCAP, AVIS, CIA, CIC, CROCEVIA, CITTÀ DEL VINO, CNA ALIMENTARE, CODACONS, COLDIRETTI, CONFARTIGIANATO ALIMENTAZIONE, CONSORZIO DEL PARMIGIANO REGGIANO, COOP, COPAGRI, FEDAGRI-CONFCOOPERATIVE, FEDERCONSUMATORI, FOCSIV, FONDAZIONE DIRITTI GENETICI, GREENPEACE, LEGACOOP AGROALIMENTARE, LEGAMBIENTE, LIBERA, RES TIPICA, SLOW FOOD, UNCI, VAS, WWF The Experience of the Food Communities Network and Presidia in Brazil The Brazilian Ministry of Agricultural Development, the Veneto Regional Authority, Slow Food and Cooperativa Sin Fronteras have collaborated for several years in support of family-based agriculture and the promotion of local products in Brazil. Various agrifood projects have been set up, providing economic and social benefits. 3:00 pm – Sala Cittaslow Moderator: Piero Sardo, President of the Slow Food Foundation for Biodiversity Speakers: Humberto Oliveira, Secretary of Territorial Development of the Ministry of Agricultural Development, Brazil Marialuisa Coppola, Regional Minister of Budget Policies and International Cooperation of the Veneto Regional Authority Hugo Valdés, Coordinator Cooperativa Sin Fronteras, Brazil Lucio Cavazzoni, President of Alce Nero Mielizia honey producers Jussara Dantas, Responsible for Umbù Slow Food Presidium, Brazil Adriano Martins da Silva, Coordinator of Food communities of mandarin juice makers, Brazil Seeds and Rights How do we defend knowledge without lifting barriers? How do we share knowledge without helping biopiracy? The debate about seeds, the real basis for every type of agriculture, must finally start and involve everyone, including producers and consumers. 6:00 pm – Sala Gialla Moderator: Cinzia Scaffidi, Director of the Slow Food Study Center Speakers: José Esquinas, Professor of Plant Biology, Polytechnical University of Madrid; member of the National Institute for Agricultural Research; Chair of the Hunger and Poverty Panel of the University of Cordoba; former Secretary of the Intergovernmental Commission for Genetical Plant Research for Agriculture and Nutrition of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations Stefano Masini, Professor of Agricultural Law, University of Studies of Rome Tor Vergata; Responsible of the Environment and Territory Office of Coldiretti Marcello Buiatti, Professor of Genetics, University of Florence and President of Fondazione Toscana Sostenibile, foundation for a sustainable Tuscany Carlo Petrini, President of Slow Food Vandana Shiva, Activist, Scientist and Vice president of Slow Food Saturday, 25 October 2008 Earth Markets: from Tuscany to Lebanon, Slow Food’s Project for a Short Supply Chain The Earth Markets project, started in Montevarchi, Tuscany, is expanding throughout Italy, in Africa and in the Middle East. The Market network brings together producers and consumers (here more than elsewhere, consumers can be seen as co-producers), and different countries, showing that the needs and strategies of food communities do not have frontiers. The Earth Markets project is supported by the Tuscany Regional Authority. 12:00 noon – Sala Cittaslow Moderators: Piero Sardo, President of the Slow Food Foundation for Biodiversity Luca Fabbri, Promoter of the Mercatale Earth Market of Montevarchi and Member of the Slow Food Italy Secretariat Speakers: Giulio Colomba, Director of Earth Markets for Slow Food Friuli Venezia Giulia Ramy Zurayk, Professor of Environmental Food Sciences, American University of Beirut and Responsible for the Earth Markets Project in Lebanon Mariagrazia Mammuccini, Director of the Regional Agency for Development and Innovation in the Agricultural and Forestry Sector (ARSIA), Tuscany Regional Authority Mino Taricco, Regional Minister of Agriculture, Piedmont Regional Authority Valentino Valentini, President of the Italian Association of Municipalities (ANCI-Res Tipica) Richard McCarthy, Executive Director of Umbrella Market, USA Jim Turnbull, Co founder of ADEPT Foundation (Agricultural Development and Environmental Protection in the area Tarnava, Romania) and co founder of first Farmers’ Market in Romania When Food Makes Us Ill Doctors and nutritionists from around the “rich” world are expressing increasingly frequent warnings about the disastrous consequences of too much animal protein in our diets. While disorders of food origin are reaching epidemic proportions, diabetes specialists and dieticians agree with Slow Food that pleasure should continue to be an important aspect of healthy eating. 3:00 pm – Sala Gialla Moderator: Andrea Pezzana, Director of the Dietetics and Clinical Nutrition at the San Giovanni Antica Sede hospital of Turin Speakers: Adolfo Arcangeli, President of the Italian Association of Medical Diabetologists (AMD) Silvio Barbero, Secretary of Slow Food Italy Giuseppe Fatati, President of the Italian Association of Dietetics and Clinical Nutrition (ADI) Ignazio Marino, Medical Surgeon; Senator of the Italian Republic; Democratic Party Representative of the Hygiene and Health Commission of the Italian Parliament Juan A. Rivera Dommarco, Director of the Center of Investigation for Nutrition and Health (CINyS) of the National Institute of Public Health (INSP), Cuernavaca, Mexico Giuseppe Rotilio, Director of the Undergraduate course of Human Nutritional Sciences, University of Rome Tor Vergata Claudio Maffeis, Professor of Pediatrics at the Pediatrical Clinical of the University of Verona Slow Food and Piedmont for Africa: Biodiversity as a Motor for Development Argan oil in Morocco, fishing communities in Senegal, the network of high-quality honeys in Ethiopia, the Dogon products in Mali, and taste education in the schools of Ivory Coast… These are some of the projects the Piedmont Regional Authority and Slow Food have implemented in Africa in order to create a model of sustainable local development which ensures local people have food sovereignty and the right to good and healthy food. We will present these projects and many others which are being set up in collaboration with Italian Cooperation. The conference will be the occasion for signing the Protocol of Understanding between the Piedmont Regional Authority and the Slow Food Foundation for Biodiversity. 3:00 pm – Sala Cittaslow Moderator: Piero Sardo, President of the Slow Food Foundation for Biodiversity Speakers: Carlo Petrini, President of Slow Food Mercedes Bresso, President of the Piedmont Regional Authority Giuseppe Morabito, General Director for Sub-Saharian Africa, Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MAE) Marième Mint Dahoud, Slow Food Presidia Imraguen Women’s Mullet Bottarga, Mauritania Guindo Mamadou, Slow Food Presidia Somè Dogon, Mali Orlando Freitas, Slow Food Presidia Goat Cheese of the Bolona Plateau, Capo Verde Haleka Alem Abreha, Slow Food Presidia Wukro White Honey, Ethiopia Seck Madieng, Journalist and Slow Food Convivium Leader of Lek Mégnef, Sénégal Growing or Improving? What is meant by “local economy”? What is the political and philosophical basis of this system, which sees communities as organisms able to defend their identity and formulate new models of development? If we stop considering GDP as the only criterion, we discover that growth is something more and something different. 6:00 pm – Sala Gialla Moderator: Gianluca Brunori, Professor of Economics, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Pisa Speakers: Carlo Petrini, President of Slow Food Stefano Zamagni, Professor of Economics, University of Bologna Mauro Bonaiuti, Professor of Economics, University of Bologna Loretta Napoleoni, Economist and Author of the bestseller Rough Economics Serge Latouche, Professor Emeritus of Economics, University of Paris, XI, Jean Monnet, France Sunday, 26 October 2008 Another Approach to Viticulture is Possible One of the most important elements of European identity risks also being the most striking contradiction for people wanting to eat and drink according to “ good, clean and fair” principles. But things are changing and European winemakers are showing that other approaches can be adopted, with benefits for the palate, the economy and the environment. For the first time ever, stone poles of the “Divinity of Wine”, ancient supports for vines recovered from a vineyard in Langa, will be presented and exhibited at the Conference. 12:00 noon – Sala Cittaslow Moderators: Giancarlo Gariglio, Editor, Slow Food Editore Manuel Di Vecchi Staraz, Viticulture Researcher, University of Verona Speakers: Claude Bourguignon, Founder and Director of the Laboratory for Microbiological Soil Analysis (LAMS), France Piercarlo Grimaldi, Professor of Anthropology, University of Gastronomic Sciences Pollenzo and Colorno Sergio Abram, Naturalist and Author Saverio Petrilli, Enologist and Biodynamic Farming Expert Marco Simonit, Grape and Agricultural Expert Food Security, the Challenges of Climate Change and Bioenergy There are many interconnected factors in the fight against hunger and poverty, which are increasingly attracting worldwide attention while other problems and risks such as lack of land for farmers and food scarcity arise. What feasible solutions are there to an ever-complex scenario? The Piedmont Regional Authority, the Turin City Council and Slow Food celebrate World Food Day promoted by the FAO every year. 12:00 noon – Sala Gialla Moderator: Roberto Burdese, Coordinator of the GMO-Free Italy-Europe Coalition and President of Slow Food Italy Speakers: Luca Mercalli, Climatologist and President of the Nimbus weather agency Vandana Shiva, Activist, Scientist and Vice president of Slow Food Mino Taricco, Regional Minister of Agriculture, Piedmont Regional Authority Alessandro Altamura, Minister of Commerce, Tourism and Production, Turin City Council Osvaldo Martínez, President of the Economics Commission of the Government of Cuba The Food Crisis The financialization of foodstuffs, the increase in the price of oil, the production of biofuels, the injustices of international trade, agriculture in rich countries subsidized at the expense of the weaker ones. These are just some of the causes of the current food crisis, which is even affecting areas of the world that have been considered “safe.” What lessons can we learn from this crisis and what possible virtuous actions can the public and governments take. 3:00 pm – Sala Gialla Moderator: Cinzia Scaffidi, Director of the Slow Food Study Center Speakers: Osvaldo Martínez, President of the Economics Commission of the Government of Cuba Sergio Marini, President of the Coldiretti Italian farmers association Colin Tudge, Biologist, Scientific Writer and Author of Feeding People Is Easy Tewolde Berhan Gebre-Egziabher, General Manager of the Environmental Protection Authority of Ethiopia The School Garden Network Young people can also go to school to learn to nurture nature and to appreciate the pleasures of growing their own food. Today’s schools, families and society are involved in the forming activities revolving around healthy, quality nutrition. We will talk about success stories of school gardens in Italy and around the world. 3:00 pm – Sala Cittaslow Moderator: Valeria Cometti, Director of Taste Education, Slow Food Italy Speakers: Joshua Viertel, President of Slow Food USA Paul Finklestein, Culinary Arts Instructor, Ontario, Canada Luisa Fazzini, Teacher at the Istituto Comprensivo Gabriella Murari, Valeggio sul Mincio Manfred Flieser, Journalist and Member of the Slow Food International Council, Austria Monday, 27 October 2008 Food is Sacred In concluding Salone del Gusto and Terra Madre 2008, we propose a conversation about food, religion and cosmogony, in search of the sacred essence of food, which seems to have been lost. A panel of exceptional speakers will talk about a theme that is of surprisingly current interest. 12:00 noon – Sala Gialla Moderator: Carlo Petrini, President of Slow Food Speakers: Enzo Bianchi, Founder and Prior of the Community of Bose Satish Kumar, Director of Education, Schumacher College of Dartington; Founder and Editor of the Resurgence environmental magazine, UK