Animal welfare at the heart of sustainability
Animal welfare, as well as the role it can play to lessen the environmental and social impacts of the current meat production, is becoming increasingly central to the work of Slow Food and its members. It’s been the subject of an on-going collaboration between Slow Food, the FAO and the European Commission over the past two years. Three events are dedicated to it at Salone del Gusto and Terra Madre. To get an idea of how Slow Food is addressing the issue, please read the article from the conference, “Animal Welfare: The Pleasure of Respecting Rights,” which was held on Friday, that gave stage to farmers from the USA, the Netherlands and Brazil, who have been integrating animal welfare issues into their practice.
Slow Fish: challenging the dominant narrative
Besides being one of Slow Food’s campaigns and a major event held in Genova, Italy every odd year, Slow Fish has evolved in the past few years to become a very active network of fishers, academics, activists, convivium leaders, chefs and youth from around the world. From the diversity of actors and territories within this network, a discourse has emerged about the oceans and marine resource issues, which dives deeper into the complexity of these issues and challenges the current solutions offered by governments, major international organizations and the big industry players. To find out more about this original analysis, please read the account of the meetings currently held by the Slow Fish network at Salone del Gusto and Terra Madre.
“Natural species are chosen not because they are ‘good to eat,’ but because they are ‘good to think.’” Probably no other subject than insects, and weeds for that matter, is a better example of the concept proposed by Claude Levi-Strauss. In countless places throughout the world, insects belong to food cultures with rich traditional knowledge. In others, the idea of eating any insect is unconceivable, where their low preference is reflected in local idioms. However, their high protein content makes them something to consider in a world that will soon contain 9 billion people and limited resources. To better understand the ins and outs, here is a summary of the lively debate that was held on insects and weeds yesterday at Salone del Gusto and Terra Madre.
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℅ Slow Food Paola Nano, +39 329 8321285 [email protected]
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c/o Comune di Torino: Tel. +39 011 4423605 [email protected]
Organized by Slow Food, the region of Piedmont and the city of Turin in collaboration with the Ministry of Agricultural, Food and Forestry Policies, the international Salone del Gusto event is coming back to Turin, Italy, this year in its 10th edition. Dedicated to the world of food, Salone del Gusto is once more united into a single event with the international meeting of Terra Madre, the network of small-scale producers from around the world, which is now in its 10th year. Salone del Gusto and Terra Madre 2014 will be held from October 23-27 in Turin’s trade fair Centre Lingotto Fiere and see the presence of over 1000 exhibitors from 130 countries.