Climate change is the greatest challenge ever faced by humankind. For too long it has been treated as an issue somewhere beyond the horizon, but events around the world are finally changing the perspective. Two of the most eloquent and clear voices on the issue, Amitav Ghosh and Sunita Narain discussed the planet’s future at Terra Madre.
The revolution against climate change, can be a delicious one. This was the resounding message of last night’s conference at the Nuvola Lavazza in Turin, as part of Terra Madre Salone del Gusto 2018. One radio producer and three exceptional chefs from very different backgrounds. Dan Saladino from The Food Programme on BBC Radio 4 held court, while Pierre Thiam, Claudia Albertina Ruìz Santiz, and Olivier Roellinger answered his questions and shared their experiences. What does climate change look like to a chef, and what can chefs do to act against it.
Livestock farming and agriculture developed together more than 12,000 years ago. Since then, man has always cultivated the land with the help of animals, but industrial agriculture has broken this link. But is it possible in the future to envisage agriculture without the help of animals? And what characteristics should it have?
European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety, Vytenis Andriukaitis, attended the opening ceremony of Terra Madre Salone del Gusto 2018. The commissioner was vocal on the importance of addressing food waste, and was involved in a number of debates, with audience members and Slow Food President and Founder, Carlo Petrini.