Profit or Sustainability? Comparing Models for Tomorrow’s Economy

Monopolies were the focus of yesterday’s debate between Barry Lynn and John Ikerd, moderated by journalist Roberto Bernabò. Barry is a journalist and writer, a researcher at the think tank of the New America Foundation in Washington, DC, he directed the Open Markets program and has written extensively on globalization, economics, and politics. John Ikerd is Professor Emeritus of Agricultural & Applied Economics at the University of Missouri, where he works on sustainable economics and agriculture. Talking about sustainability in the economy is fundamental. We are living on credit with the planet, consuming many more resources than it can provide, and progressively losing our relationship with nature, its rhythms, and its times. As for the inequality of resources, we must also remember the marked differences between rich and poor countries: in 2018 the earth overshoot day fell on March 15 for the United States, while in Vietnam it is expected […]

The protection of villages and rural areas is an integral part of the battle to defend gastronomic cultural heritage

During his speech at the opening of the 12th edition of the event, Carlo Petrini had affirmed that the protection of villages and rural areas was an integral part of the battle to defend gastronomic cultural heritage. Now he repeated the message, even more forcefully. “This is the new frontier on which the Slow Food movement needs to intervene at a world level,” said the Slow Food founder.

The Forgotten Pepper of Amitav Ghosh

Amitav Ghosh will be a guest speaker at Terra Madre Salone del Gusto as a speaker at a conference on climate change and a forum on the origin of spices.

Terra Madre Salone del Gusto Strengthens Dialogue with European Decision-Makers

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