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Terra Madre Salone del Gusto: a Venue to Strengthen Dialogue with EU Decision-Makers

Terra Madre Salone del Gusto: a Venue to Strengthen Dialogue with EU Decision-Makers

Food waste, necessary reforms in agriculture and animal farming, and alternatives to genetically modified organisms (GMOs) will be among the main topics discussed with European Union officials and representatives of European non-governmental organizations at the 12th edition of Terra Madre Salone del Gusto.

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Good Food, Good Farming – Now!

Across Europe, citizens and farmers come together calling for good food and farming at the EU Days of Action on 27th-28th October On the 27th and 28th of October 2018, … Continued

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In June 2018, the Slow Food-CE project celebrated the completion of its first year

In June, the Slow Food-CE project celebrated the completion of its first year. A year that set the agenda for the project, defined and organized the participants, and unearthed a clear path towards 2020. The Slow Food-CE project is a joint initiative aimed at promoting and protecting the gastronomic heritage of Central Europe, a region undergoing huge changes, with many traditions at risk. 5 cities, across 5 different countries, were chosen and grouped together, each city tasked with developing a program of mapping and safeguarding of gastronomic resources, through field work and research. Each city focused on a project tailored to it, and its vision for the future. Each city to become a beacon within the region, of gastronomic tradition, and a model for other cities to follow.

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The European Court of Justice takes a stance on new biotechnologies

Today the European Court of Justice decreed that new organisms obtained from mutagenesis are subject to the same security controls that apply to GMOs. Slow Food welcomes the ruling but calls for vigilance among Member States. There will be opportunities to engage in this relevant debate on new genetic modification techniques and GMOs during Terra Madre Salone del Gusto.

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Our Idea of Europe

Since it was founded more than 20 years ago, Slow Food has defended small-scale traditional food producers and raised awareness among consumers at the grassroots level. Its aim is to create a more responsible food system, based on the pleasure and sharing of good, clean and fair food.
Now the time has come for us to liaise with the European institutions to promote our common vision and find common solutions.
We have to work together to design better policies to address the paradigms of food production and related problems such as climate change, the risk of biodiversity loss and our impact on developing countries.
Future policies are bound to affect all of us. Which is why we invite all European citizens to join the debate and also … join Slow Food.