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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