Food for Change: The Terra Madre Salone del Gusto Revolution

05 Mar 2018 | English


In Turin from September 20 to 24, 2018

Organized by Slow Food, the Region of Piedmont and the City of Turin, Terra Madre Salone del Gusto, an event that brings together 7,000 Terra Madre delegates and 900 exhibitors from 143 countries, will be returning to the Italian city of Turin from September 20 to 24, 2018.

“Food for Change” is the guiding theme of this 12th edition of the world’s most important event dedicated to good, clean and fair food, from the program of conferences and Taste Workshops to the immense Market to the Terra Madre Forums where farmers and food artisans from around the world will be gathering.

Food for change is the revolution we want to launch in preparation for this upcoming event. In 1996, Slow Food organized the first-ever Salone del Gusto in Turin to support small-scale, artisanal, quality food production as it struggled to compete in the global market. In 2018 the aim is to get consumers—co-producers—to play an even more active role in the production process.

With the Food for Change theme, Terra Madre Salone del Gusto 2018 will open a window onto the policies of the Slow Food movement, as defined during the last International Congress, held in Chengdu, China. The most important relates to the desperate and largely unheard warnings about global warming, which demand action from all of us. We have mobilized scientists, experts and farmers around this urgent issue, and made #foodforchange the international Slow Food campaign to change the food system.

Terra Madre Salone del Gusto 2018 will once again take over many locations around the city of Turin and the surrounding region of Piedmont. The Market will be set up in the Lingotto Fiere, educational activities will be hosted in the Palazzo della Giunta Regionale in Piazza Castello and the Enoteca will again enjoy the splendid setting of the Palazzo Reale, while the conferences, organized together with Turin’s Circolo dei Lettori, will be held in the heart of the city. Due to security reasons it will not be possible to hold some of the event outdoors in the Parco del Valentino, as it was in 2016, but our commitment to making the event accessible to as wide a public as possible remains unchanged.

The full Terra Madre Salone del Gusto program will be released in June. Meanwhile regular updates can be found on

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Slow Food International Press Office

Paola Nano, Giulia Capaldi and Rebecca Rubino

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