Sixth Salone del Gusto Opens

The sixth edition of the Salone del Gusto was inaugurated in the Sala 500 of the Lingotto Fiere in Turin at 9.15 this morning.

The Salone del Gusto, this year celebrating its tenth anniversary, is organized by Slow Food, the Piedmont Regional Authority and the City of Turin. A showcase for quality food and wine, agricultural biodiversity and traditional products, it runs from October 26 to 30 and is held concurrently with Terra Madre, the meeting of world food communities, at the Lingotto Oval building.

The practical and symbolic significance of these two events being held at the same time and the importance of ‘good, clean and fair’ as watchwords for the food industry of the future were underlined during the inauguration.

Speaking at the inauguration were Elda Tessore, the councillor for promotion, communications and tourism for the City of Turin; Mercedes Bresso, President of the Piedmont Regional Authority; Carlo Petrini, President of Slow Food; and Paolo De Castro, the Italian Minister for Agriculture, Food and Forestry Policy.

The event, which was attended also by Takehisa Matsubara, Mayor of Nagoya (twinned with Turin), opened with the reading, in Japanese and Italian, of the Good, Clean and Fair Manifesto.

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