Conference: Preserving Biodiversity, Preserving the Planet

16 Aug 2011

Domestic biodiversity, selected by man through 10,000 years of agriculture, is now at risk and even more endangered than wild species. A distorted idea of agriculture – based on monocultures, hybrids and breeds selected to increase productivity and the mass use of chemical fertilizers and pesticides – is destroying thousand-year-old knowledge, priceless food heritage and local traditions. Only agriculture respectful of biodiversity can guarantee good and healthy food, fertile soils and livable landscapes.

During this conference, planned on Friday 16 September at 5.30pm at Palazzo Mathis, Slow Food presents its position paper on food biodiversity.

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