Terra Madre Salone del Gusto, organized by Slow Food, the City of Turin and the Region of Piedmont, is the world’s most comprehensive and provocative food event. Involving both physical and digital events in over 160 countries, the event fosters insightful debate and discussion designed to encourage sustainable agriculture, land and forest stewardship, ocean conservation, and biodiversity.
Austrian physicist, economist and writer Fritijof Capra, opened this year’s series of Food Talks (that will remain available for viewing for six months on the platform) with the insight that the coronavirus pandemic must be seen as a biological response of Gaia, our living planet, to the ecological and social imbalance of human society.
Here are a few of the upcoming food talks that comprise the November and December program.
FOREST PEOPLE’S FOOD SYSTEMS AND THE THREAT OF LAND GRABBING
November 21st, 15:00 p.m. (CEST time)
A forum to raise public awareness of the benefits a “conservationist” approach to forests has for the indigenous people including the Ogiek and Senwger peoples of Kenya; the Benet people in Uganda; the Melayu and Dayak peoples of Indonesia; the Juruna of Brazil; the Chinantla, Totonacos and Nahua peoples of Mexico. Representatives of these communities dialog with experts from around the world who work in the field.
The event will be available in English and Portuguese.
The access is free, but must be booked in advance. You can register here.
THE URBAN FOOD FOREST REVOLUTION
November 24th, 17:00 p.m. (CEST time)
Urban forests represent the regeneration of the urban landscape and society. They provide food, improve the air quality and weather in cities, producing fruit, vegetables and herbs that can be used by the whole community. An innovative model of urban forestry based on principles of permaculture can benefit the climate and improve the livability of the urban experience. The access to the event is free, but must be booked in advance. You can register here for the 17:00 p.m. session.
RIVERS CONNECT THE WORLD – SALMON RIVERS
December 6th, 17:00 p.m. (CEST time)
The lifecycle of salmon sustains the entire ecosystem as both wildlife and human communities benefit from its seasonal migration. Even in death, the nutrient dense decaying salmon replenish the fertility of the soil. Today, Wild salmon runs throughout the rivers of the Northern Hemisphere have drastically declined or disappeared. One exception is the pristine rivers that feed Bristol Bay, Alaska. This program will delve into current efforts to preserve Bristol Bay and restore wild salmon to the rivers of the world.
Access to the event is free, but must be booked in advance. Reservations can be made here until 12 pm, December 5. Once registered, you will receive a link to participate to the event.