Terra Madre meets Salone del Gusto

This year the two major events in the Slow Food calendar—Salone del Gusto and Terra Madre—will come together as one at the Lingotto Fiere Exhibition Center in Torino from October 23 to 26. A series of conferences have been organized to celebrate the marriage.

To be held at 3pm on Friday October 24 (Lingotto, pav.3, Sala Cittaslow), ‘It Can Be Done Without GMOs’ (Sala Gialla) asks the question what are GMOs for? Their supporters (and owners) say they can solve many problems for farmers, helping them to reduce their use of pesticides and increase their yields, and for the planet as a whole, insofar as they will help solve famine worldwide. Here people involved with sustainable agriculture, from producers to researchers, will explain how they addressed and solved these problems without resorting to GMOs.

Speakers will be Marcello Buiatti, Professor of Genetics, University of Florence and President of Fondazione Toscana Sostenibile (Foundation for a Sustainable Tuscany); Raúl Hernández Garciadiego, President of Alternativas y Procesos de Partecipación Social A.C. and President of the Central de Servicios para el Desarrollo de Tehuacán, Mexico; Manuela Giovannetti, Director of the Faculty of Agriculture, University of Pisa; Claudia Sorlini, Director of the Faculty of Agriculture, University of Milan; Samuel Karanja Muhunyu, Agronomist, Coordinator of the Network for Ecofarming in Africa (NECOFA) and Coordinator of Slow Food Kenya; Joseph Stockinger, Vice-president of the European GMO-Free Regions Network and Regional Minister of the Department of Agriculture of the Upper Austria Regional Authority, Austria; Marie-Hélène Aubert, Member of the European Parliament, European Green Party, France. The meeting will be moderated by Roberto Burdese, Coordinator of the GMO-Free Italy-Europe Coalition and President of Slow Food Italy, and organized by the GMO-Free Italy-Europe Coalition.

For more information please visit www.salonedelgusto.com or www.terramadre.org

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